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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...

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

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...

Terrorist bombings in Jerusalem - 1948

March 15, 1948 – United Nations – The View From Lake Success – Past Daily Reference Room.

It helps, it really does: Become a Patron! Considering the United Nations was coming up on three years since its inception, it had been hitting the ground running ever since it first met in April of 1945. Confronted with a massive number of upheavals, disputes and growing pains, the UN...

Italian Army prisoners - March 1941

March 16, 1941 – The Failed Spring Offensive – FDR And The Defense Program – A German Pep-Talk

Your support is really needed: Become a Patron! March 16, 1941 – news for this day had much to do with the relative calm in the Balkans and the failed Italian invasion of Greece. The Italian Spring Offensive, also known as Operazione Primavera (Operation Spring), was an offensive of the...

Tube Station Shelter - 1941

March 12, 1941 – Wide-Spread Night Raids Over England – Berlin Blasts Washington Over Lend-Lease – Here Comes Matsuoka.

Become a Patron! March 12, 1941 – As the war went into its 560th day, the night raids by German bombers over England stepped up. The night before delivering a shower of destruction through a wide area of England. Thirty-four separate districts were bombed during the night raids. All attacks...

Battleship Admiral Tirpitz - 1942

March 11, 1942 – In Search Of The Tirpitz – American Planes In Moscow Skies – American Trucks On Moscow Streets

Every little bit helps:Become a Patron! March 11, 1942 – Busy news day on the war fronts. News of the German super-Battleship Admiral Tirpitz was on the loose again. Earlier in the week, British planes spotted the ship and attacked it, sending it back to refuge in a Norwegian Fjord....

Night Raid aftermath

March 10, 1941 – Night Raids Resume – The Lease-Lend Bill Passes The Senate – Setting Priorities

$5.00 month, that’s all we ask: Become a Patron! March 10, 1941 – news on the War in Europe. German night raids had resumed. To many Londoners it was a resumption of “old times”, referring to the early days of the Blitz in 1940. To many others, who had fled...

Finnish Army - March 1940 -

March 9, 1940 – Russo-Finnish War: Peace Overtures – 1940 Presidential Election – The Hatch Act

We have bills – we have repairs – we have fingers crossed: Become a Patron! March 9, 1940 – With peace talks taking place between Finland and the Soviet Union, some hope for a peaceful settlement in the Winter War was proceeding, gingerly at best. On this day, the peace...

Rep. Bernie Sanders

March 4, 1997 – Shakeups In North Korea – The Hostage Drama In Peru – A Word Or Two With Congressman Bernie Sanders.

Could ya? Become a Patron! March 4, 1997 – Interesting news day with a lot going on. On the eve of preliminary peace talks between North and South Korea, news of shakeups in North Korea, with observers wondering if the sudden deaths of many officials in Pyongyang were the work...