Who's Who - J

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Kurt Jahnke (1882-1950)Kurt Jahnke (1882-1950)

A legendary German spy and saboteur who was active in North America during WWI. He subsequently became a Soviet agent and later ran the Jahnkeburo, a semi-private intelligence service that came under the auspices of Rudolf Hess, the Deputy Fuehrer. He was the reported recipient of information leaked from the American Embassy in London.

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Image not availableHerschel Johnson (1894-1966)

The Counsellor at the American Embassy in London from 1937-1941, he reported to and deputised for Joseph Kennedy, the Ambassador.

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The Earl Jowitt (previously Sir William Jowitt) (1885-1957)The Earl Jowitt (previously Sir William Jowitt) (1885-1957)

A leading lawyer/politician. As Solicitor General in 1940, he acted for the Prosecution in the cases against Kent and Wolkoff. The New York Times sought his advice in 1941 in defending itself in a libel case brought by Captain Ramsay. As Lord Chancellor in 1945, he was one of the Law Lords who turned down William Joyce's appeal. He published summaries of the Kent and Wolkoff trials in 1954 in which he falsely claimed that James Hughes 'could not be identified'.

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Margaret Joyce (1911-1972)Margaret Joyce (1911-1972)

William Joyce's second wife, she went to Germany with him in August 1939. She also made some Nazi propaganda broadcasts. Although captured after the war, she was never prosecuted, unlike her husband.

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William Joyce aka Lord Haw-Haw (1906-1946)William Joyce aka Lord Haw-Haw (1906-1946)

An American-born academic who settled in England in 1922. He bore a facial scar as the memento of a 'murderous attack' when he was stewarding an election meeting in 1924. He became Director of Propaganda for the BUF but was dismissed by OSWALD MOSLEY supposedly for 'financial irregularities' in 1937. He fled to Germany in August 1939 and soon became notorious as 'LORD HAW-HAW', the leading presenter of NAZI radio propaganda. He also provide material for the NAZI BLACK PROPAGANDA service, NBBS. After the war, he was captured and found guilty of HIGH TREASON. He was the last man hung for this offence.

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