1940’s

The Carrot Of Independence – March 29, 1942

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 29, 1942 The really interesting, and somewhat prophetic, news on this March 29th in 1942, was buried towards the end of what were daily reports from the Front. The war was dragging on. Britain was staging a series of...

Springtime In Salonika – March 21, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 21, 1947 News for this first day of Spring in 1947 bears an eerie similarity to news today. This day in 1947 it was about the economic crisis spreading throughout Europe, with Greece and Turkey in the grips of...

The Morning After – March 20, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 20, 1941 News for this day in 1941 (the 565th day of the War in Europe) had to do with the devastating overnight raids in London, reported to be the worst in a year, since the Blitz in 1940....

Cold War Tinderbox – March 19, 1948

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 19, 1948 Characterized as a tinderbox by the State Department, Turkey, Italy, Greece and the Balkan region were hot in the grips of rioting on this March 19th in 1948. Telling too, were reports of Turkish diplomats leaving Hungary...

A Delicate Balance – March 14, 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News Commentary for March 14, 1948 News on this March 14th in 1948 came by way of commentary on the Marshall Plan for reconstruction of Europe. Branded by some as an unwarranted blank check to the former European allies with no obligation...

March 12, 1948 – The Bier In Prague: Questions Over Masaryk – The Carping On Capitol Hill

It helps – it really does: Become a Patron! News for this March 12th in 1948 had much to do with the recent events in Czechoslovakia and the sudden death of its President Jan Masaryk. Bad enough it was overtaken by Nazi Germany, starting with the Sudeten crisis of 1938,...

File Under: Best Bib And Tucker – March 8, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 8, 1947 As a more-or-less companion to my post yesterday, which featured news from March 7th as presented by Radio Moscow, here is the U.S. take on the Foreign Ministers Conference, which was about to get underway in Moscow....

“This Is Moscow Calling . . .” – March 7, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News from Moscow – March 7, 1947 One of the constants during the Cold War period was the War of Words waged between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. This broadcast, from Radio Moscow on March 7, 1947 is no different. Featuring...

Filibusters, Hot-Potatoes And A Word From Uncle Joe – March 6, 1948

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 6, 1948 Truly an International news day for this March 6th in 1948. Starting with Domestic issues in the form of a readied filibuster on the parts of Dixiecrats over proposed Civil Rights legislation coming from President Truman. Seems...

A Morale Boost – March 1, 1942

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 1, 1942 In a day where news of an estimated 100,000 Japanese troops landed on Java, word of continuing attacks on Port Moresby and one inch closer to a threatened invasion of Australia, the nighttime raid on France by British...