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FDR - Churchill - Casablanca Conference

January 26, 1943 – The Casablanca Conference

January 26, 1943 – Re-cap report on Casablanca Conference – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 26, 1943 – News for this day was about the recently concluded Casablanca Conference which had concluded on the 24th but, with censorship and news blackouts, wasn’t reported until two days...

December 21, 1939 – Christmas In Wartime – Festive In Short Supply – The Last Of Merry For The Duration.

Despite news earlier in the week of the sinking of the German Battleship Admiral Graf Spee, Germany was celebrating Christmas, this week in 1939, with a shipment of some 1 million Christmas trees into Berlin. War news, it seemed, wasn’t going to deter anybody from celebrating. The trees were plentiful...

Crew of Graf Spee

December 18, 1939 – Losing A Battleship But Gaining Christmas Trees – Sinking The Graf Spee.

News for this day in 1939 had to do with the sudden scuttling and sinking of the German Battleship Graf Spee, after an intense sea battle off the Uruguayan coast. The battleship, discovered and chased by British Naval forces, sustained considerable damage and was granted safe harbor by Uruguay, who...

Russian Troops - Voronezh

December 1, 1942 – Word From Voronezh – Optimism On The Eastern Front.

Now, more than ever: Become a Patron! News for this first day of December in 1942 was looking cautiously optimistic. News from the Eastern Front and word from the strategic town of Voronezh that Russian troops were getting ready to launch a major offensive from that besieged town. Voronezh had...

The irony of remembrance

November 11, 1939 – With Dreaded Irony – A Veteran’s Day In Wartime.

No doubt the irony was more than a little pronounced, but this radio report didn’t mention anything about that. This report, from American correspondent Arthur Manne from the front “somewhere in France” described the goings-on, some four months into the new war. With British troops stationed in France, and reports...

November 9, 1938 – Neville Chamberlain And The Munich Crisis – Staving Off The Inevitable

Lest we all forget events in history leading up to other events in history, the Munich Crisis of 1938 served as the Preview Of Coming Attractions in what would eventually become World War 2. In what became a word associated with weakness in Foreign Policy, Appeasement had averted, at least...

German advance to Moscow

October 26, 1941 – The German Drive To Moscow – Eye On The Middle-East – Labor Troubles At Home.

News for this October 26th in 1941 was about the War in Europe and ominous reports coming from the Eastern Front. The German Army was slowly advancing into Southern Russia, with an objective believed to be the Caucasus, and beyond that, the Middle East. Many observers were speculating that, by...