War Crimes

Rwanda Hutu Refugees

October 9, 1997 – Hearts Of Darkness – Massacres In Zaire, Child Refugees Sent Back To China, Italy Ponders Austerity

October 9, 1997 – BBC World Service – News Desk – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 9, 1997 – what was going on in the world, this day 20 years ago. Rwanda was in the news, as it had been for much of the year. With the mass exodus...

Surrender of Okinawa

June 21, 1945 – Fall Of Okinawa

June 21, 1945 – Announcement of Surrender of OKinawa – June 21, 1945 – NBC – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 21, 1945 – Word had flashed across newswires that the island of Okinawa, after some 82 days of endless siege, with some 250,000 casualties, Okinawa fell to the...

Berlin - April 26, 1945

April 26, 1945 – Berlin 3/4 Gone, Collapse In Italy And A Grocer Named Bartholdy

April 26, 1945 – NBC News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 26, 1945 – news of the war and news that Berlin was capitulating fast. 3/4 of the city was now under Russian occupation, while sporadic fighting continued in some streets while cleanup was already...

Tonya Harding

March 17, 1994 – Tonya Harding Gets Probation – A Date With A Cane In Singapore

March 17, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 17, 1994 – A dqy loaded with courts and legalities. Former figure Skater Tonya Harding got the verdict in Portland on this day; No jail time, no more career, pay $160,000 fine and serve three...

The Dayton Peace Conference

November 1,1995 – Rendezvous In Dayton

November 1, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 1,1995. The Dayton peace conference began today. Balkan leaders gathered in Dayton Ohio for a series of Peace Talks, hosted by Secretary of State Warren Christopher in an attempt to finally bring peace to the...

German Troops - October 1941

October 11, 1941 – All Grim On The Eastern Front

October 11, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 11, 1941. Word from Berlin gave breathless accounts of major German advances toward Moscow. The Russian Army was being obliterated along the Eastern Front, with Marshall Timoshenko’s Army largely wiped out,...

German Prisoners

October 6, 1941 – Swapping Prisoners, Nothing Quiet About The Eastern Front

October 5, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 5, 1941 – news for this day was reasonably calm in Western Europe. German wounded prisoners were being loaded on a British Hospital ship, getting ready to sail on to Dieppe...

September 27, 1940 Axis Pact Signing

September 27, 1940 – Signing The Axis Pact – Sealing The Fate

September 27, 1940 – In Berlin on this day, Germany, Italy and Japan entered into an agreement by which any of the signatories of the agreement would come to the aid of the other, should that signatory be attacked by any country not actively involved in the war up to...

Anti-War Protests 1960s

President Ford Proposes Amnesty – September 16, 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Ford – Amnesty Proposal for Vietnam era Deserters and resisters – September 16, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The War in Southeast Asia; the seemingly endless conflict that consumed Vietnam, as well as Cambodia and Laos and left them countries enveloped in widespread destruction for almost three...