In Japan the musical genre of ”ryūkōka” had been popular since the 20’s. It was influenced by western music, however after 1936 war songs began to fill the airwaves and many musicians were forced to write more nationalistic songs.
It took only six weeks for France to capitulate to the German invaders, which was a stunning defeat. The occupation of France is a story of those who surrendered, but also of resistance. Radio and music was not unimportant in this story.