William Joyce

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William Joyce
William Joyce.jpg
Joyce shortly after capture, 1945
Born
William Brooke Joyce

(1906-04-24)24 April 1906
Died3 January 1946(1946-01-03) (aged 39)
Wandsworth Prison, London, United Kingdom
Cause of deathExecution by hanging
Resting placeNew Cemetery, Bohermore, Galway, Ireland
53°16′37″N 9°01′49″W / 53.27692°N 9.03025°W / 53.27692; -9.03025
Nationality
  • American[1]
  • German
Other namesLord Haw-Haw
Alma materBirkbeck College, London
Known forBroadcasting German propaganda in World War II
Political partyNazi Party
Criminal statusExecuted
Conviction(s)High treason
Criminal penaltyDeath

William Brooke Joyce (24 April 1906 – 3 January 1946), nicknamed Lord Haw-Haw, was an American-Irish fascist supporter and Nazi propaganda broadcaster during the Second World War.

At the end of the war, after capture, Joyce was convicted in Great Britain of high treason in 1945 and sentenced to death. He was hanged in Wandsworth Prison by Albert Pierrepoint on 3 January 1946, making him the last person to be executed for treason in the United Kingdom.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Joyce Appellant; and Director of Public Prosecutions" (PDF). House of Lords. 1946. p. 1. Retrieved 20 September 2009.