Italy

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...

Berlin Calling

April 21-22, 1940 – “Germany Calling” – “Rome Calling” – “Paris Calling” – The Day Through Different Eyes.

April 22, 1940 – Radio Berlin – Radio Paris – EIAR, Rome – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 22, 1940 – News from Germany this day, via Radio Berlin told of the situation unfolding in Norway and how it was now down to a battle between ships and airplanes....

Danig Pro-Nazi demonstrations

August 2-6, 1939 – “Danzig Was Always A German City” – Days Of Provocations And Provocateurs

August 2-6, 1939 – News/commentary from Radio Berlin – BBC, London – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 2-6, 1939 – days when tensions between Germany and Poland were heating up over the city of Danzig (now Gdasnk). The issue was one where Germany claimed Danzig was theirs and Poland...

Duke Ellington - Live at San Remo 1964

Duke Ellington Octet – Live At San Remo Festival 1964 – Past Daily Downbeat

Duke Ellington Octet – Live At San Remo Jazz Festival – March 22, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Duke Ellington this weekend. Live at The San Remo Jazz Festival in 1964. With his Octet, featuring Rolf Ericson, trumpet – Lawrence Brown, trombone – Johnny Hodges, alto sax –...