War

Nguyen Van Thieu

October 13, 1972 – Bubbling Peace, Brewing Scandal

October 13, 1972; a lot happening that didn’t seem all that earth shattering at the time, but which wound up becoming game changers in our country’s history. News began with the Peace efforts over the Vietnam War and the major obstacles blocking a settlement. For the previous several days there...

German Troops - October 1941

October 11, 1941 – All Grim On The Eastern Front

October 11, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 11, 1941. Word from Berlin gave breathless accounts of major German advances toward Moscow. The Russian Army was being obliterated along the Eastern Front, with Marshall Timoshenko’s Army largely wiped out,...

German Prisoners

October 6, 1941 – Swapping Prisoners, Nothing Quiet About The Eastern Front

October 5, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 5, 1941 – news for this day was reasonably calm in Western Europe. German wounded prisoners were being loaded on a British Hospital ship, getting ready to sail on to Dieppe...

Vice-President Hubert Humphrey

October 4, 1964 – Pressing Flesh And Assessing Damage

October 4, 1964 – ABC Radio News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 4, 1964 – A Sunday; and by all accounts, a reasonably quiet day. Hurricane Hilda had been reduced to a tropical storm, dissipating after reaching land, but not without causing damage throughout the...

Hitler and Franco

September 29, 1940 – New World Order As Viewed From Berlin

September 29, 1940 – Sigrid Schultz reporting from Berlin – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 29, 1940 – while the elation over this newly formed Axis was continuing, the war was going on without stop. Bombing raids continued over Britain, and reciprocal raids were still taking place over Berlin...

September 27, 1940 Axis Pact Signing

September 27, 1940 – Signing The Axis Pact – Sealing The Fate

September 27, 1940 – In Berlin on this day, Germany, Italy and Japan entered into an agreement by which any of the signatories of the agreement would come to the aid of the other, should that signatory be attacked by any country not actively involved in the war up to...

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...

Spiro Agnew

Campaign ’72 – Spiro Speaks – Spiro Agnew On Meet The Press – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Looking back at previous elections and the people who helped shape them, or at least make them unforgettable. Spiro Agnew, vice-President to Richard Nixon had a legendary disdain for the Press. His dislike probably went deeper than his disdain for anything hinting at being Left. Famously referring to the Press...

Polish RAF Pilots - World War 2

Polish Pilots In The RAF – World War 2 – The 13th Raid – Past Daily Reference Room

The 13th Raid – The Polish RAF pilots during a Night Raid over Germany – 1941 – BBC Transcription Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. In recent weeks, with the controversy surrounding Brexit and the simmering issue of Immigration in Britain, I read a news report of a Polish family...