Last Minute Attempts – Last Ditch Efforts – August 29, 1939
Click on the link here for Audio Player – News From Radio Berlin – News From EIAR, Rome – August 29, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the war of nerves intensified on this day in 1939, a last ditch effort at negotiations was still going on. Hanging in the balance was Poland. Adamant in their demands was Nazi Germany, claiming Poland was an aggressor. The propaganda machine was in overdrive, making the case for War. False accusations of Polish atrocities towards German civilians living in Eastern Poland kept stoking German outrage. And meanwhile, the rest of Europe quietly prepared for what would eventually become the worst. Here are three newscasts – two from Radio Berlin and the third from Rome – all very pro-war and all in English. Another day of nail-biting anticipation, on August 29, 1939.