From waging War to waging Peace - not as easy as it sounded.

October 18, 1946 – Secretary Of State James F. Byrnes Reports On The Paris Conference.

From waging War to waging Peace – not as easy as it ever sounds.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sec. of State James Byrnes – Report on Paris Peace Conference – Oct. 18, 1946

As a harbinger of things to come, Secretary of State James F. Byrnes returned from the Big-3 Paris Peace Conference with a pessimistic outlook. It was becoming abundantly clear that waging the Peace was going to be more difficult than waging the War was. From plotting out how the Post-War map was going to look to dealing with the human element element of starvation, refugees, the displaced and the homeless. It was going to be a Herculean task, not made any easier by a growing air of antagonism from the Soviet Union.

And so to report on the outcome of this first round of talks, Secretary Byrnes delivered a nationwide address from The State Department, assessing what was accomplished and what remained to do be done in this Post-War period.

Here is that complete address as it aired on October 18, 1946.

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4 thoughts on “October 18, 1946 – Secretary Of State James F. Byrnes Reports On The Paris Conference.

  1. Thanks so much for this, Gordon. I’m a grad student who writes about radio and I can use news broadcasts in my work. This is my first visit to the site but won’t be my last.
    Best,
    Steve

    1. Thanks so much Steve! Glad you like it – I do it every day, so bookmark the page and keep coming back. And tell your friends!

      thanks again,

      Gordon

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