Tokyo Calling

Tokyo Calling Australia was divided about Charles Cousens Was he a traitor who collaborated with the Japanese broadcasting and writing treasonable scripts for Radio Tokyo or was he as he claimed simply a prison

  • Title: Tokyo Calling
  • Author: Ivan Chapman
  • ISBN: 9780868063676
  • Page: 357
  • Format: None
  • Australia was divided about Charles Cousens Was he a traitor who collaborated with the Japanese, broadcasting and writing treasonable scripts for Radio Tokyo, or was he, as he claimed, simply a prisoner of war, forced to cooperate with his captors under threat of torture and death When World War II ended, in a case unique in Australian legal history, Major Charles cousenAustralia was divided about Charles Cousens Was he a traitor who collaborated with the Japanese, broadcasting and writing treasonable scripts for Radio Tokyo, or was he, as he claimed, simply a prisoner of war, forced to cooperate with his captors under threat of torture and death When World War II ended, in a case unique in Australian legal history, Major Charles cousens, 2 19th Battalion, AIF, was charged with high treason The fact that before the war he had been one of Australia s most popular radio announcers made the case all the sensational The Prosecution argued that he had been a willing tool of the Japanese and had led an easy life in Tokyo It attempted to liken the scripts he wrote to those broadcast by Lord Haw Haw from Nazi germany and alleged that Cousens has trained Tokyo rose , the best known radio voice in the Pacific war Cousens himself maintained that wherever possible he had sabotaged Japanese propaganda and intruded information useful to the Allies And others saw no difference between what Cousens did as a POW and what 15,000 others did for the Japanese in building railways and roads and working the docks As Brigadier Harold Taylor said, We all had the same choice of not doing what we were told, or being shot To write this, the first critical assessment of the case, Ivan Chapman followed Cousens career from radio to television Chapman also sifted the evidence presented in court, examined copies of Cousens radio scripts, interviewed fellow POWs, and traced Japanese with whom Cousens was forced to work at Radio Tokyo.

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