Italy

Sandro Pertini - Italian Elections

July 8, 1978 – Italy Elects Pertini, First Socialist Head Of State – Sporadic Rifle Fire Dogs Beirut – Sadat Still Optimistic About Peace

It keeps us up and running: Become a Patron! July 8, 1978 – Big news from Italy on this day. After 15 ballots and three weeks of bitter political in-fighting, Italy elected, by overwhelming majority, 81 year old Sandro Pertini as head of State. It would be Italy’s 7th President...

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...