1940’s

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Number 311: Atomic Pig And All Things Porcine and Epicurean – America Eats And Giggles In 1946 – Past Daily Gallimaufry

Become a Patron! Since the Atom Bomb was here to stay, and in 1946 we, as a species, were getting used to it – radio routinely broadcast tests in the Pacific and in Yucca Flats Nevada and we were becoming more familiar with this potentially terrifying new weapon each passing...

President Harry S. Truman - address to Armed Forces 0

April 17, 1945 -President Truman Address To The Armed Forces

President Truman – Address to The Armed Forces – April 17, 1945 – All Networks – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It helps – it really does: Become a Patron! April 17, 1945 – President Truman addresses the Armed Forces for the first time since the passing of President Roosevelt....

The Marshall Plan 0

1947 – Secretary Of State George C. Marshall – Putting The World Back Together; Brick By Brick.

  Secretary of State George C. Marshall – Address at New York Herald-Tribute Forum – October 1947 Europe was devastated by years of conflict during World War II. Millions of people had been killed or wounded. Industrial and residential centers in England, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Belgium and elsewhere lay...

Somewhere In The South Pacific - 1944 0

April 13, 1944 – War In The Air – Less Than A Thousand Miles From Tokyo – Raids Over Budapest – Targets In Northern France.

It can’t hurt: Become a Patron! April 12, 1944 – War in the air this day in 1944. News of raids in the South Pacific, hitting islands some thousand miles from Tokyo – raids in Europe, hitting Budapest, Hungary. Daylight raids were concentrating on industrial targets in Northern France. Waves...

Refugees from Norway pouring into Sweden 0

April 13, 1940 – An Uneasy Smoke Settles Over Norway – Denmark Is A Foregone Conclusion. The Flood Of Refugees.

Become a Patron! April 13, 1940 – As events in Norway continued to unfold, reports were filtering in from Berlin that the onslaught of German troops were spreading out over Norwegian territory, quashing resistance and setting up fortifications. The political situation still hadn’t undergone any decisive changes with Germany refusing...

German Troops in Oslo- April 10, 1940 0

April 10, 1940 – Quisling: The New Name For Infamy – Berlin Calling – Rome Calling.

Become a Patron! April 10,1940 – as the events in Norway and Denmark continued to unfold, news reports from throughout Europe were pouring in. Most notable were the reports delivered via Shortwave from Berlin and Rome as well as London. It gave listeners in America a glimpse into how both...

German Women-Children Refugees 0

April 7, 1945 – Building The Peace – Anticipating An End To The War And The Beginning Of Reconstruction.

Become a Patron! Building The Peace, a discussion from the NBC Radio program America United regarding the postwar period and how it was going to impact the world economy as well as the political atmosphere and what role our State Department was playing in it. Even though the War in...

Princess Elizabeth - Princess Margaret - October 13, 1940 0

Princess Elizabeth Addresses The World – 1940: “Goodnight Children – Goodnight And Good Luck To You All”. – Past Daily Reference Room

Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret – Address To The Children Of Britain – October 13, 1940 – BBC Home Service – Become a Patron! Watching and listening earlier today to Queen Elizabeth deliver an unusual message to the world during this time of crisis, it brought reminders back of the...

Armies of the Hungry and Displaced - no finger-snap solutions 0

April 3, 1946 – Putting The World Back Together: Armies Of The Hungry And Displaced – UNRRA – Our Friend Perón –

A little goes a really long way: Become a Patron! April 3, 1946. News for this day, reported on and commented by Cedric Foster of Mutual Broadcasting. The focus was on reconstruction – hunger and the displaced throughout Europe and how meeting those needs was going to be accomplished. The...

Police and Pickets - The Labor movement 0

March 1941 – Strikes, Sit-downs And Walk-outs. Organized Labor And Ford – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Between 1937 and 1941, several thousand workers were fired from Ford plants on suspicion of being union activists or even sympathizers. Ford’s black officials along with black ministers and Urban League officials spoke to black workers at Ford and to their families arguing that the UAW would...