Tagged: World War II

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...

President Eisenhower

President Eisenhower – Report On The 83rd Congress – August 6, 1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower and his report to the nation – the report card on the 83rd Congress, delivered August 6, 1953. As was the custom, President Eisenhower delivered a report card to the nation, a status report on how Congress was doing as it was adjourned for the Summer and heading...

1952 GOP Convention

Can The GOP Stage A Comeback? 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

1952 Elections – coming up on the close of the GOP Convention in July of 1952. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was chosen as the standard bearer for the Republican Party. And now it was time to assess the chances of a GOP victory come November. Not everyone was convinced it...

Politics in Occupied japan 1950

June 7, 1950 – Politics And Occupation

June 7, 1950 – Report From Tokyo – Robert Martin, CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 7, 1950 – Coming up on 5 years since American forces began occupying Japan. Five years since Gen. MacArthur took charge of the revamping and reconstruction of Japan – reshaped the...

June 6, 1944

June 6, 1944 – Flashes Through A Darkened Sky

June 6, 1944 – Continuous news broadcasts and bulletins – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 6, 1944 – A day etched in stone in most history books – the turning point of World War 2. Whether you remembered it, have relatives, parents, grand-parents or great-grand-parents who were part of...

College campus unrest

To Be A College President In 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Comment – Former President of Wisconsin State College Fred Harrington – May 2, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Since we’re coming up on an anniversary – the shootings at Kent State during an anti-War Protest, on May 4,1970, I was reminded of how embattled the position of College...

Korean War -Aril 1951

April 29, 1951 – A Week In The World

April 29, 1951 – Voices and Events – Week of April 29,1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sixty-five years ago today, on April 29, 1951, we were looking back at a week full of war, fear, recollections and hope. The Korean War was continuing without let-up. Former Far-East Commander...

April 8, 1951

April 8, 1951 – Power Struggle

April 8, 1951 – CBS Radio – Howard K. Smith News and Commentary – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 8, 1951 – 65 years ago we were knee-deep in a war in Korea and we were knee-deep in East-West tensions. Power plays and shows of strength. And how was...

Spanish Civil War 1937

Spanish Civil War – 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room

Spanish Civil War – eyewitness Accounts – Society Of Newspaper Editors – April 17, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Spanish Civil War – the years 1936-1939 saw some of the worst devastation, division and bloodshed since the World War (World War 1, as 2 hadn’t gotten started yet)....

March 3, 1942

March 3, 1942 – Giving Up On Batavia

March 3, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 3, 1942 – Fighting in the Far-East was taking a bad turn for the allies. With the Netherlands giving up Batavia and slowly pulling out out of Java altogether, but not without putting up a...