The Myth Of Tokyo Rose

Vorjack responds to Hemant Mehta's challenge to find another historical figure (besides Jesus in his estimation) that may not have existed. Vorjack recounts the history of Tokyo Rose, the "siren of the Pacific, calling out to the lonely American servicemen in a sultry voice, carried by Japanese radio waves ... [who] taunted them, insulted them and foretold their eventual demise":

[W]hat interests me is the way in which memory was constructed. Somehow, in the pressure-cooker atmosphere of the war, rumors had become reported facts. The stories told by the GIs were picked up by the media, and Tokyo Rose became a real character to the American public.