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April 11, 1942 0

April 11, 1942 – Message From Bataan

April 11, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 11, 1942 – Starting with news from the South Pacific and a radio report from New Zealand regarding the latest news from U.S. forces fighting on the Philippine province of Bataan, where Japanese forces were...

April 4, 1944 - Allied bombers 0

April 4, 1944 – Watching Signs – Making Preparations

April 4, 1944 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 4, 1944 – News of raids on Japanese held islands in the South Pacific were finally being reported, with considerable damage to Japanese ships and ports. Allied losses were reported to be 27 American fighters....

March 22, 1942 0

March 22, 1942 – The Long Road Back

March 22, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 22, 1942 – The world still at war, the stakes getting higher – the threat of a Japanese invasion of Australia getting more likely – the lone British island in the Mediterranean, Malta, was being...

March 17, 1942 0

March 17, 1942 – Yanks In Oz – Enter: The Draft

March 17, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection March 17, 1942 – War in the Pacific is ramping up. U.S. troops arrive on Australian soil, amid fears an invasion by Japan is imminent. Still, repeated air attacks on Japanese positions are putting a crimp in...

March 16, 1942 0

March 16, 1942 Defending Fortress India

March 16, 1942 – News of the World – NBC – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 16, 1942 – A day where focus of attention was on the Far East and the South Pacific. Word that Sir Stafford Cripps was sent on a mission to bolster support for India,...

March 3, 1942 0

March 3, 1942 – Giving Up On Batavia

March 3, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 3, 1942 – Fighting in the Far-East was taking a bad turn for the allies. With the Netherlands giving up Batavia and slowly pulling out out of Java altogether, but not without putting up a...

February 22, 1941 – Night Raid On Swansea 0

February 22, 1941 – Night Raid On Swansea

February 22, 1941 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 22, 1941 – Washington’s birthday, and celebrations all over the U.S., while another night of raids and counter-raids went on in Europe. On this night it was another German raid over the coastal Welsh town...

February 11, 1942 – The Situation Is Worse, But It’s Better 1

February 11, 1942 – The Situation Is Worse, But It’s Better

February 11, 1942 – News Of The World – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 11, 1942 – news for this day was ominous, sketchy and strange. The situation in Singapore was described in London as growing worse, but in some ways it was getting better....

January 6, 1945 – Word From Bastogne 0

January 6, 1945 – Word From Bastogne

January 6, 1945 – NBC Radio – War Telescope – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 6, 1945 – News from the fighting fronts of World War 2. The big news was the sudden German offensive in Belgium, and the infamous Battle of The Bulge. Word of German advances, pushing...

FDR Lights The National Christmas Tree – Dec. 24, 1935 0

FDR Lights The National Christmas Tree – Dec. 24, 1935

FDR Lights The National Christmas Tree – Dec. 24, 1935 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – FDR lights the National Christmas Tree, on Christmas Eve 1935. A national ritual since 1923, it was President Roosevelt’s third Christmas celebration in the White House. The country was slowly digging out from one...