Adolf Hitler

King George VI

Attempting To Calm A Nation’s Jitters – King George Address – September 23, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

  King George VI – Address to The Commonwealth – September 23, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As Europe continued to feel the onslaught of German advances, and France, which fell in June was being rapidly occupied and taken over by German troops, the nightly air raids over...

J. Edgar Hoover - American legion Meeting 1940

September 23, 1940 – J. Edgar Hoover Lays It Out

September 23, 1940 – FBI Director J.Edgar Hoover addressed a meeting of The American Legion in Boston on this day. An avid anti-Communist, Hoover warned of the sneaking influence of Communist and Fascist elements threatening to flood the country. In 1940 there was the somewhat unholy alliance between Hitler and...

Leon Blum - 1939

Leon Blum And The French View Of War – September 7, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

A shortwave broadcast talk by Premier of France, Leon Blum during the first week of hostilities on September 7, 1939. Leon Blum, who had the distinction of being the first Socialist and Jewish Premier of France, had the dubious distinction of guiding his country into yet another war; this one,...

Roller Skating in Berlin - September 1940

September 2, 1940 – The View From Berlin

September 2, 1940 – Sigrid Schultz Reports from Berlin – Mutual Broadcasting – September 2, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 2, 1940, as reported from Berlin. The first full year of war, and a heavily censored newscast by Chicago Tribune and Mutual Broadcasting correspondent Sigrid Schultz. As...

September 1, 1941 - German prisoners in Russia

September 1, 1941 – The War Swings Into Its Third Year

September 1, 1941 – NBC Red Network – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 1, 1941 –Labor Day in America on this day, but hardly a holiday in the rest of the world, which marked this September 1st as the second anniversary of the beginning...

Polish Frontier - August 1939

August 29, 1939 – A Sinister Quietude On The Polish Frontier

August 29, 1939 – A day of intense anticipation – a day of nerves – a day of last attempts. As the crisis along the frontier between Poland and Germany escalated, and with all-out War in the balance, it was all a matter of waiting to see what was going...

French refugees

July 18, 1940 – 3rd Terms And Ultimatums

July 18, 1940 – News of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 18, 1940 – much going on, this day 76 years ago. News that President Roosevelt was going for a 3rd term and anticipation of his acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention in Chicago later on...

Anticipating Invasion

June 30, 1940 – Anticipating Invasion

June 30, 1940 – The news was ominous and hardly upbeat. France had surrendered to Germany only days earlier. Word from Berlin was, the anticipated invasion of Britain could happen within days or weeks. Britons were expecting the worst and were preparing for it. The very young and the very...

june 9, 1940

June 9, 1940 – No Announcement Forthcoming

June 9, 1940 – WJR A Report Speaks: News With Jack King – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 9,1940 – news for this day in history was about German advances into France, with reports of some 2 million troops massed along a 160 mile front that stretched from the...