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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...

Adapting To The Rhythm Of War – December 18, 1941 0

Adapting To The Rhythm Of War – December 18, 1941

– War News – December 18, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the fever of War swept over most of the world on this December 18th in 1941, the reporting of it settled into a certain rhythm, a kind of endless repetition of hot-spots and casualty counts. America...

First Week Of War – December 15, 1941 0

First Week Of War – December 15, 1941

First Week Of War – News and updates for December 15, 1941 – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – First Week of War. December 15, 1941 – Still recounting the events of the previous Sunday and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Still counting up the dead and...

‘This Is Serious Business’ – December 10, 1941 0

‘This Is Serious Business’ – December 10, 1941

– December 10, 1941 – News reports, bulletins, newscasts – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 10, 1941 – the war had entered its 2nd official day, the 3rd since the attack on Pearl Harbor. In that short amount of time, America became fixated with regular, almost...