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Victory through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II

  • Author: Baade, Christina L.



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  • Contents
  • About the Companion Website
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: Victory through Harmony
  • Chapter 1: Uplift, Dance Music, and the BBC in Interwar Britain
  • Chapter 2: In Tempore Belli: Popular Music for Morale in the Phony War
  • Chapter 3: Music While You Work: Discipline, Dance Music, and Workers in Wartime
  • Chapter 4: Between Blitzkrieg and Call-Up: BBC Dancing Club, Masculinity, and the Dance Band Scheme
  • Chapter 5: Radio Rhythm Club: Race, Authenticity, and the British Swing Boom
  • Chapter 6: Sincerely Yours: The Trouble with Sentimentality and the Ban on Crooners
  • Chapter 7: Calling the British Forces in Malta: Broadcasting Femininity Abroad - and at Home
  • Chapter 8: Invasion Year: Americans in Britain, Americanization, and the Dance Music Backlash
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index