Douglas Ritchie

Douglas Ritchie (born 1905 - died 1967) was a news editor at the BBC. During the Second World War he was an assistant news editor and broadcast to German occupied countries using the pseudonym Colonel Britton to protect his true identity which was a closely guarded secret until after the war. By the time of the disclosure of his identity in 1945 he was director of the European news department of the BBC.

Douglas Ritchie Discography Tracks


Douglas Ritchie - BBC 1922-1972 album art Various Colonel Britton On The V For Victory Call Sign 31.7.41 Various - BBC 1922-1972 (Comp) BBC Records UK 1972 Sell This Version