Tagged: BBC World Service

Boris Yeltsin

August 20, 1991 – In Walked Yeltsin

August 20, 1991 – The view from Moscow on this day was anything but settled. Russian Federation President Boris Yeltsin spearheaded protests and the backlash against the Coup takeover of the Moscow government. The coup installed a leader, but support was faltering, and even the Army were defecting in large...

The Bulldozer Revolution And A Birthday – October 9, 2000

The Bulldozer Revolution And A Birthday – October 9, 2000

  – BBC World Service – World Briefing – October 9, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the overthrow and resignation of Slobodan Milosevic a few days earlier and the installation of Vojislav Kostunica as the legitimate President, members of the EU were meeting on this day to...

The Abyss Problem – September 3, 1939

The Abyss Problem – September 3, 1939

  – News from Radio Berlin – EIAR, Rome – BBC World Service – CBC Canada – MBS – September 3, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Since the writing had been on the wall for several days, even those hoping for an eleventh hour miracle seemed resigned to...

The Slow Road Home – August 1, 1945

The Slow Road Home – August 1, 1945

– London Column – August 1, 1945 – BBC World Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Here we are – first day of August. In 1945, August marked the end of World War 2. In 1965, it marked one of the worst riots in America – it has been,...

An Interview With Pablo Casals And A Picture Of Postwar Europe – July 18, 1945 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

An Interview With Pablo Casals And A Picture Of Postwar Europe – July 18, 1945 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

– BBC World Service – London Column – July 18, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – While the war continued in the Pacific, only weeks away from its final end, Europe was slowly putting the shattered pieces back together, clearing away the wreckage and starting on the long road...

Another Crisis – Another Summit – October 14, 2000

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC World Service News – October 14, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another day in the seemingly endless crisis in the Middle East, this October 14th, 2000. With news that PLO Leader Yassar Arafat agreed to a Summit to be...

The World Shudders – The Universe Groans – September 2, 1999

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC World Service- Newsdesk – September 9, 1999 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Fifteen years ago today, on September 2nd 1999 the world was battling extremists, factions and overthrows. In East Timor, violence erupted after referendum elections regarding independence from Indonesia...

The Morning After And Those Second Thoughts – August 20, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Coup in Russia – CBS Radio/BBC World Service – August 20, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this August 20th in 1991, Russian history would stage a repeat of 1964. In that year, Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev was overthrown in...

The Burning Of A Nightmare – Demolition Of Belsen Concentration Camp  – May 21, 1945 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Burning Of A Nightmare – Demolition Of Belsen Concentration Camp – May 21, 1945 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC World Service – London Column – May 23, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the War in Europe ended, the horrors and atrocities of that war were coming to the surface in grim and graphic detail. Some films taken,...

A Prime Minister Calls It Quits – Chamberlain Resigns – May 10, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

A Prime Minister Calls It Quits – Chamberlain Resigns – May 10, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC – Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain quits as Prime Minister – May 10, 1940 On a day seemingly overwhelmed with news of German invasions in Europe. London was rocked, this May 10th in 1940, with the added news that Prime Minister...