Tagged: World War I

Rome - November 1947

November 15, 1947 – Winter Of Discontent

November 15, 1947 – NBC Radio – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 15, 1947 – An approaching Winter and a time of much discontent. The slow rebuilding of Europe was complicated by mass flooding which wiped out crops and added a severe food shortage...

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,...

Mitya Stillman – 1st Prize – 1936 Music Guild Awards – Weekend Gramophone

Mitya Stillman – 1st Prize – 1936 Music Guild Awards – Weekend Gramophone

  1936 Music Guild Awards – Mitya Stillman – 1st Prize Winner – The NBC String Quartet – January 1, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1936 Music Guild Awards – the 1st Prize winner was Russian emigre Mitya Stillman, who settled in the U.S. shortly after the Russian...

Truce Talks – Bluff Talks – July 10, 1951

Truce Talks – Bluff Talks – July 10, 1951

  – CBS Radio – Edward R. Murrow News With Don Hollenbeck – July 10, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection July 10, 1951 was an interesting day – not so much for what it represented in the present, but what it foretold about the future. The situation in Korea...

Prospects For Peace In 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Prospects For Peace In 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – ¬†American Forum – Prospects For Peace 1956 – December 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1956 the world was just as much on edge as it is today. Then, the players were different – the...

Hell Night – April 17, 1941

Hell Night – April 17, 1941

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News Of The World – April 17, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Touted as a “reprisal attack” by Germany for Britain’s raid on Berlin and Potsdam a few days earlier, the Luftwaffe staged a ten-hour...

Kicking Russia Out – Soviets Dropped From League Of Nations – December 17, 1939

Kicking Russia Out – Soviets Dropped From League Of Nations – December 17, 1939

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Foreign Policy Association – December 17, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what was considered a strange move and unholy alliance, Germany and Russia signed a non-aggression Pact in 1939, shortly after Germany’s invasion of Poland....

Of Sickening Familiarity – November 11, 1939

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – MBS/BBC – Arthur Manne, reporting from London – Nov. 11, 1939 No doubt the irony was more than a little pronounced, but this radio report didn’t mention anything about that. This report, from American correspondent Arthur Manne...