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Iva Toguri d'Aquino, one of the best known "Tokyo Roses".

Tokyo Rose (alternative spelling Tokio Rose) was a generic name given by Allied troops in the South Pacific during World War II to multiple English-speaking female broadcasters of Japanese propaganda. The broadcasts were aimed at Allied forces in the Pacific, with the intent of lowering morale. "Farther from the action, stories circulated that Tokyo Rose could be unnervingly accurate, naming units and even individual servicemen"; though such stories have never been substantiated by documents such as scripts and recorded broadcasts, they have been reflected in popular books and films. The term "Axis Sally" was given to similar German-supporting announcers.

Tokyo Rose in Joe SteeleEdit

While on a troopship sailing towards Kyushu as part of Operation: Olympic, Jugs asked Sgt. Mike Sullivan if what Tokyo Rose was saying was true. Sullivan said that if Tokyo Rose said it, then it must be untrue and then asked him what in particular he was wondering about. Jugs replied that he had heard her say that the Japanese would spear them if they didn't shoot them. Sullivan reassured Jugs that they could shoot any spear bearers before they could reach them and that if the Japanese were depending on spears then that it meant guns were in short supply. Jugs thought about it and agreed it would be to their advantage.[1]

See alsoEdit

Confederate Connie, an analogue in Southern Victory


  1. Joe Steele, pg. 308, HC.

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