Paul Snyder recalls his World War Two service in the U.S. Navy, beginning in 1940, in the Pacific theater. He discusses the romantic music Tokyo Rose played, and how it made some soldiers, including him, homesick. Snyder recalls Tokyo Rose’s propaganda as usually ineffective, due to its exaggerated nature or inaccuracy, but remembers feeling unsettled when she called out the name and location of his submarine or accurately relayed submarines or ships the Japanese sunk.
Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere; USS Guardfish; USS Sunfish; USS Wahoo; Truk Lagoon; Lord Haw-Haw; Axis Sally; Submarine Veterans of the United States of America; Jane Fonda; Jeannette Rankin; 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 (12 p.: 28 cm.)
Snyder, Paul, "Paul Snyder Interview, October 26, 1987" (1987). War of Words and Music: Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project. 7.