Foreign Policy

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...

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March 20, 1939 – Voices Of Spring – Diplomacy In Overtime – The League Of Germanism

Become a Patron! As tensions increased throughout Europe, this first day of Spring in 1939, life for the most part was making a heroic attempt at seeming normal. For the first of two reports for this day, the English Service of Paris Radio was reporting on the upcoming departure of...

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March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

If we’re helping keep your mind off things, maybe chipping in a buck of five would be a good idea, no?: Become a Patron! 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...

Paul Reynaud - Prime Minister of France - 1940 0

Prime Minister Paul Reynaud Address From Paris – March 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Paul Reynaud, who assumed the role of Prime Minister of France during an ominous and darkening period in French history. With the ousting of Edouard Daladier on March 20 and the appointment of Reynaud on March 21, France was in a desperate situation and doing anything it...

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March 17, 1947 – Tight Lips And Empty Pockets – East-West Diplomacy – A Call To End Occupation

Supporting a little history never hurt anybody: Become a Patron! News for this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) in 1947 had just about everything to do with the state of the World after War. The grumblings of East-West tensions and speculations over a rumored private meeting between Secretary of State...

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March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

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March 3, 1941 – Signing Your Country’s Life Away – The Bulgaria Treaty.

Become a Patron! News for this day in 1941 was ominous but not unexpected. Bulgaria, reeling under the oppressive weight of the Nazi Government, relented and signed a Tripartite Treaty (i.e. surrender) to Germany, thus bringing one more country under the influence/domination of Berlin. Radio Berlin was reported to have...

Eisenhower In Buenos Aires - 1960 0

February 27, 1960 – Ike In Buenos Aires – A Happily Excited Britain – U.S. Takes Second Place In Squaw Valley Winter Olympics

Help us keep preserving and posting: Become a Patron! February 27,1960 – Ike in Buenos Aires. After a day of welcoming President Eisenhower to Argentina, the night turned into something else, with crowds battling police and demonstrators tearing down Welcome Eisenhower posters – a big contrast to only a few...

Vietnam War - 1967 - 0

February 22, 1967 – Vice-President Humphrey Discusses Vietnam – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! As 1966 turned into 1967 the war in Vietnam, initially considered a quick-in/quick-out military action, was turning into something considerably more complicated and protracted. With assessments coming from The Pentagon that this war could drag on for at least another 10 years was a sobering concept, which...

German Troops - February 1940 0

February 18, 1940 -163 Days Since Hostilities – Not A Question Of Keeping Out Of A European War But Keeping Out Of A European Peace.

Your support is important to us. Keeps us up and running: Become a Patron! February 18, 1940 – Safely out of the war zone, and on a liner bound for the U.S., Foreign Correspondent William Hillman, who was leaving Italy and bound for New York offers the first uncensored reports...