Hitler's Irish Voices audio documentary
- IE DCUA C4/1
Hitler's Irish Voices is an audio documentary, created and produced by Dr. David O'Donoghue. It was first broadcast on Radio Kerry on 26 October 1998 and includes interviews about the pro-German propaganda radio service, Irland Redaktion, which broadcast from Germany during the Second World War, from 10 December 1939 until 2 May 1945. This documentary includes recordings of interviews with Francis Stuart, Hans Hartmann, Elizabeth Clissman, Hugh Byrne, Seán Ó hEochaidh, Maurice Irvine, and Ludwig Mühlhausen.
01:00-01:47 William Brook Joyce's [Lord Haw-Haw] introduces 'our Sunday night service in Gaelic' for Irish listeners.
02:06-02:39 German radio talk in Irish (voiced by Eimear Ó Broin)
05:54-08:22 Hugh Byrne, Donegal fisherman, talks about German academic Ludwig Mühlhausen who studied Irish from 1927 to 1937
09:18-11:30 Seán Ó hEochaidh, Donegal folklorist, who taught Ludwig Muhlhausen Irish, describes a Garda Síochána dawn raid on his home in Teelin, Donegal, after Mühlhausen sent Christmas radio greetings to him on air in December 1939.
17:40-19:55 Dr Hans Hartmann explaining the importance of Irish neutrality for Germany's war aims. Includes discussion on his Irish phrases.
21:02-22:14 German Radio's Flashback feature on historic acts of British terrorism in Ireland during the War of Independence, 1919-1921.
22:29-23:16 Maurice Irvine, BBC wartime monitor, describing the radio output from Berlin, Germany.
28:45-30:36 Francis Stuart talks about Dr Hans Hartmann sacking him from the Irland Redaktion in January 1944, because he refused to do anti-Russian talks.
30:42-32:01 Francis Stuart's regrets, 'I was too close to a brutal and barbarian regime'.
32:14-33:22 German Radio's anti-semitic material broadcast to Ireland (voiced up by actors).
35:12-36.57 Elizabeth Clissmann, Sligo, on German Radio's plan to stop Franklin Roosevelt's presidential re-election in 1944.
40:18-42:26 William Brook Joyce's [Lord Haw-Haw] final broadcast on 30 April 1945.
42:48-43.41 Dr Hans Hartmann describes his final broadcast to Ireland on 2 May 1945.
David O'Donoghue is the creator, scriptwriter and narrator of this audio documentary. Fred Meijer was technical director.