Axis Sally

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Axis Sally

[Mildred Elizabeth Sisk, (1900–) or Rita Louise Zucca, (1912–)] Nazi broadcaster who urged American withdrawal from WWII. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 449]
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D'Aquino was sent to the Federal Reformatory for Women at Alderson, West Virginia, where Mildred Gillars, an America citizen who had broadcast for the Nazis during the war and was known as Axis Sally, was also being held (see the sidebar for more).
As the Japanese put Iva Toguri D'Aquino on the radio to broadcast propaganda to GIs, the Germans did the same to Mildred Gillars.
Born in Portland, Maine, in 1911, Mildred Gillars took drama lessons, appeared briefly on the vaudeville circuit, worked as an artist's model, and in 1934 moved to Germany to study piano.
Annoyed that she kept referring to "we Americans" and "us Americans," Capparell asked Mildred Gillars why she was walking around freely if she was such a good American.
From the moment she left the studio, Mildred Gillars was a wanted woman and a risk to all who sheltered her.
Axis Sally was the Allied soldiers' name for Mildred Gillars, a pro-Nazi American actress with a sultry voice.
Lucas explains with sympathy, but without apology, how Mildred Gillars became a Nazi radio star know to the Allies as Axis Sally.