March 18, 2012
Honors Modern World 2°
Tokyo Rose was an English-speaking female that broadcasted Japanese propaganda during World War II. Her real name is Iva Toguri D'Aquino and she was born in Los Angeles from parents who were Japanese immigrants. D’Aquino was called “Tokyo Rose” because that name was used by Allied forces for women who were heard on Japanese propaganda radio (Wikipedia par 2). Tokyo Rose was important during World War II because she was an imposter that broadcasted misleading information to American troops and drove men to insanity, eventually death. On November 1943, Allied prisoners of war selected Iva to broadcast propaganda/host portions of the one-hour radio show "The Zero Hour." Iva's…show more content… The fact that Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) was a dangerous imposter, who broadcasted false information to American troops and drove men crazy, made her important during World War II. She was the most dangerous of the enemy radio announcers that broadcasted propaganda.
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