1940’s

Sicily - July 10, 1943 0

July 10, 1943 – Report From Europe – Invasion Of Sicily.

July 10, 1943 – War Telescope – Morgan Beatty – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – For the price of a humdrum latte: Become a Patron! July 10, 1943 – News from Europe this day and it was all about the invasion of Sicily which took place...

Communist Party Convention in France as view from Moscow 0

July 7, 1947 – Moscow Looks At France’s Big Turn To The Right – Wage Demands And Strikes – Postwar Uneasiness.

July 7, 1947. One of the side aspects to the Cold War; the propaganda war and the regular newscasts portraying life in the Soviet world, as opposed to life everywhere else. On this particular newscast, the emphasis is on the then-current state of affairs in France and the “big turn...

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July 3, 1941 – View From The Eastern Front – German Armies Pushing, Russian Armies Resisting.

July 3, 1941 – News continued to pour in from the Eastern front on this July 3rd. News that German armies were steadily making gains, pushing back and in some cases encircling Russian armies on the road to Moscow. Germans had captured some 100,000 Russian troops in one battle alone,...

The Polio Quarantine of 1946 0

The Last Time America Was In Quarantine It Was Called Polio – 1946 – Past Daily Reference Room

We’ve been through this, or a version of this, before. The last time it was like this it was called Poliomyelitis or Polio for short. Poliomyelitis, a highly contagious disease with symptoms including common flu-like symptoms such as sore throat, fever, tiredness, headache, a stiff neck and stomach ache. For...

London Under Attack - July 1940 0

July 2, 1940 – Balkans Under Revision – France Under New Order – Bets On An Invasion Of Britain.

Become a Patron! July 2, 1940 – 305 days since war began in Europe. On this day, news from The Balkans that Romania had decided on a change of Foreign Policy. The day before, Prime Minister Tatarescu cancelled all existing pacts which Rumania held jointly with England and France. According...

Allied Troops - moving East - 1944 0

June 25, 1944 – Taking Cherbourg – Taking Vitebsk – Feeding Rome – A Foothold On Saipan.

Can we get a hundred Patrons this month? Become a Patron! June 25, 1944 – busy day on all battlefronts. Starting with rumors that Cherbourg had fallen to the Allies. German radio reported the loss, while General Eisenhower’s staff were keeping mum until it was a 100% done deal. Up...

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June 23, 1945 – Postwar Europe – A Return To Vichy – Adjusting To Peace.

Become a Patron! June 23, 1945 – As VE continued to wear off and the business of getting back to some semblance of normalcy slowly began, the adjustments to a new life and healing the scars from the old one were proving to be a challenge which would only become...

Gitta Alpar - Music Of Emmerich Kalman 0

Emmerich Kalman Plays the Music Of Emmerich Kalman – With Gitta Alpar – 1940 -Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Emmerich Kalman Plays the music of Emmerich Kalman with Gitta Alpar, Soprano – Felix Knight, Tenor – May 5, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Although you might be hard pressed to label Emmerich Kalman a composer of serious Classical Music, he was quite well known and highly regarded...

Unions 1947 0

June 19, 1947 – Unions And Strike Votes – Rent Control Legislation – Capitol Hill And Harry Truman.

If you haven’t already, consider: Become a Patron! June 19, 1947 – A relatively calm day. Or calm before the storm, depending on how you looked at it. The matter at hand had to do with Unions and America’s labor force – the issue of strikes and the quality of...

Children of the besieged. 0

June 18, 1940 – The View From Bordeaux – Unprecedented, Unimaginable, Mass Confusion – A Place Besieged.

We’re because you are – support us if you can – doesn’t cost much at all: Become a Patron! June 18, 1940 – With the air thick with confusion, fighting still going on in some areas, the escape out of France still going on and anxious anticipation over the reaction...