A new restaurant called Hanoi Hannah has opened on the Windsor side of High Street. It is owned by the brother of a friend's workmate. We thought we would give it a try and so six of us arrived and the place was full, the music loud and the customers young and trendy. It was so not us at all. We went around the corner into Chapel Street and dined at the fine Gurkha restaurant.
But where did the name Hanoi Hannah come from? I had not heard of her. I did not do extensive research in a library. I just typed the name into the large internet search engine.
Before the Vietnam war Hanoi Hannah was an English language newsreader in North Vietnam. During the war she broadcast propaganda and disinformation for Radio Hanoi in English aimed at the American soldiers in the south.
I believe Hanoi Hannah is still alive and long retired. Hey, she wasn't half right with her warning to GIs. They would have done well to get out.