Poland

Gdansk Shipyards - August 1980

August 23, 1980 – News From Gdansk: Day 11 – Soggy And Muddy West Virginia – Worlds Largest Ham Sandwich

August 23, 1980 – Gdansk – a name that would figure prominently in the 1980s. Polish workers at shipyards in the port city of Gdansk were on strike for the 11th day, joined by some 150,000 other workers striking for better wages and recognition of the newly formed Labor Union,...

U.S. Marines In Beirut -July 1983

July 22, 1983 – The Odyssey Of Beirut – Martial Law Ends In Poland – A Heat Wave Grips The East.

Become a Patron! July 22, 1983 – News from Beirut and the ongoing presence of U.S. Marines in Lebanon. Earlier in the day Beirut International Airport (BIA), the headquarters of the U.S. 24th Marine Amphibious Unit (24th MAU), was shelled with Druze mortar and artillery fire, wounding three U.S. Marines...

Harvey's Casino - August 27, 1980

August 27, 1980 – Things That Go Boom In Tahoe – Things That Go Arrgh In Gdansk – Things That Go Tut-Tut On The Campaign Trail

August 27, 1980 – CBS News On The Hour – World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 27, 1980 – All eyes on Tahoe, this day. A little wagon, carrying a large package was parked in front of Harvey’ Casino. A note saying it would go off if...

Signing the Russo-German non-aggression pact

August 24, 1939 – Faced With The Imminent Peril Of War

August 24, 1939 – BBC Radio Home Service – News Reports – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 24, 1939 – With War in Europe only days away from breaking out, events leading up to that ominous moment become clearer in retrospect. On this day, reactions over the signing of...

El Salvador

February 1, 1982 – Let Poland Be Poland – The Mounting Tragedy Of El Salvador

February 1, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup-CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 1, 1982 – Between the situation in Gdansk, Poland and San Salvador in El Salvador, the Reagan White House Foreign Policy was being put to the test. From Poland came the release of...

Released American Hostages

January 24, 1981 – Decompression Time – Release Of American Hostages: Trauma And Questions

January 24, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 24, 1981 – The American hostages, held for 444 days at the Embassy in Tehran had been released some days earlier and flown to Wiesbaden West Germany, before continuing on to home in the U.S....

Lech Walesa

December 21, 1981 – Poland’s Military Goes After The Church – Arrests And Threats

December 21, 1981 – CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 21, 1981 – The odyssey of Poland continues. With government crackdowns and now threats of moving after the Roman Catholic Church as it imposed martial Law, a state of perpetual volatility spread throughout the country. Latest...

Warsaw

September 4,1939 – Calling Reserves – Filling Sandbags – Europe At War

September 4, 1939 – News from BBC Home Service- 9:15 am – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 4, 1939 – As the news sank in that Europe was now in a state of War, reports of the first sinking of a British Merchant ship were reported. The SS. Athena,...

Crowds in London - August 30, 1939

August 30, 1939 – Europe In The Balance

August 30, 1939 – Reports from: Paris Radio – MBS Report From Warsaw – Radio Warsaw – Radio Berlin – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 30, 1939 – As Europe hung in the balance, as news of hostile overtures went on between Germany and Poland – with accusations and...

Berlin - August 1939

August 24, 1939 – Summer In Berlin On The Brink Of War

August 24, 1939 – Sigrid Schultz – Report from Berlin – MBS – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 24, 1939 – Reports from Berlin over the dangerous closeness of war, this day. As reported by Berlin Correspondent Sigrid Schultz for the Chicago Tribune. And even while talks were breaking...