Robert Anderson Interview, October 26, 1987

Interviewee

Robert Anderson

Interviewer

Clover Koopman

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Description

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.

Type

Oral History

Subjects

New Hebrides; New Guinea; World War, 1939-1945; U.S. military; Wartime propaganda; Tokyo Rose; Iva Toguri

Original Date

10-26-1987

Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana

Language

eng

Original Collection

War of Words and Music: Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project, OH 238, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 / library.archives@umontana.edu

Oral History Number

OH 238-008

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (6 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:12:24 minutes

Local Filename

OH_238_008.mp3; OH_238_008.pdf

Robert Anderson Interview, October 26, 1987

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