Robert Anderson recalls his military service in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater during World War Two. He recalls listening to Tokyo Rose, which the ship recorded and played for the men. Anderson remembers Tokyo Rose’s warnings that the atabrine tablets the crew took to prevent malaria would cause sterility, which initially worried some men, and that their sweethearts in the United States would leave them. He discusses Tokyo Rose’s minimal influence on the troops, who enjoyed her music.
New Hebrides; New Guinea; World War, 1939-1945; U.S. military; Wartime propaganda; Tokyo Rose; Iva Toguri
War of Words and Music: Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project, OH 238, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (6 p.: 28 cm.)
Anderson, Robert, "Robert Anderson Interview, October 26, 1987" (1987). War of Words and Music: Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project. 6.