The Fake British Radio Show That Helped Defeat the Nazis
By spreading fake news and sensational rumors, intelligence officials leveraged “psychological judo” against the Nazis in World War II. “Hier ist Gustav Siegfried Eins.” This is Gustav Siegfried Eins. “Es spricht der Chef.” The Chief is speaking. It was just before five in the evening on May 23, 1941, and the Chief's radio career had begun. What the Chief said over the next six minutes or so was something that Nazi troops listening to their shortwave radios had never heard before.