War

Sicily - July 10, 1943

July 10, 1943 – Report From Europe – Invasion Of Sicily.

July 10, 1943 – War Telescope – Morgan Beatty – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – For the price of a humdrum latte: Become a Patron! July 10, 1943 – News from Europe this day and it was all about the invasion of Sicily which took place...

July 2, 1941

July 3, 1941 – View From The Eastern Front – German Armies Pushing, Russian Armies Resisting.

July 3, 1941 – News continued to pour in from the Eastern front on this July 3rd. News that German armies were steadily making gains, pushing back and in some cases encircling Russian armies on the road to Moscow. Germans had captured some 100,000 Russian troops in one battle alone,...

London Under Attack - July 1940

July 2, 1940 – Balkans Under Revision – France Under New Order – Bets On An Invasion Of Britain.

Become a Patron! July 2, 1940 – 305 days since war began in Europe. On this day, news from The Balkans that Romania had decided on a change of Foreign Policy. The day before, Prime Minister Tatarescu cancelled all existing pacts which Rumania held jointly with England and France. According...

Children of the besieged.

June 18, 1940 – The View From Bordeaux – Unprecedented, Unimaginable, Mass Confusion – A Place Besieged.

We’re because you are – support us if you can – doesn’t cost much at all: Become a Patron! June 18, 1940 – With the air thick with confusion, fighting still going on in some areas, the escape out of France still going on and anxious anticipation over the reaction...

Fall of France - June 17, 1940

June 17, 1940 – Marshall Pétain: “The French Army Has Stopped Fighting”.

Pennies, nickels, dimes – it all adds up: Become a Patron! June 17, 1940 – The day the war came to an end for France. In an emotional address to the world, Marshall Pétain announced that France had ceased fighting and that a negotiate surrender was anticipated over the coming...

London - Summer 1945

June 16, 1945 – Europe After V-E Day – Life Returns To London – Eyes On The Pacific.

Become a Patron! June 16, 1945 – The view from Europe – how the ravages of war were slowly fading from cities and towns and how the slow readjustment to peacetime was starting to take place, after over five years of bombings and invasions which left a continent in mostly...

Israel Independence - Tensions in the Middle East

May 16, 1948 – The Day After Independence – New Israel – Old Neighbors. Past Daily Reference Room

On May 15, 1948 The State of Israel came into being. The end of a long, arduous and contentious journey. A move not favored in the Middle-East. A move which set off a war between a new country surrounded by hostile neighbors. Declaration of the Establishment of the State of...

Ahead of VE Day - Norway was the latest - but certainly not the last.

May 5, 1945 – VE Only Days Away – Mass Surrenders – Mass Discoveries – Reports From The Front.

History you can use – support we can use: Become a Patron! May 5, 1945 – with the final collapse and capitulation of Germany only days away, and a much anticipated VE Day, reports of mass surrenders and pockets of fighting continued. Reports Supreme Allied Headquarters of a steady demoralization...

President Harry S. Truman - address to Armed Forces

April 17, 1945 -President Truman Address To The Armed Forces

President Truman – Address to The Armed Forces – April 17, 1945 – All Networks – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It helps – it really does: Become a Patron! April 17, 1945 – President Truman addresses the Armed Forces for the first time since the passing of President Roosevelt....

Refugees from Norway pouring into Sweden

April 13, 1940 – An Uneasy Smoke Settles Over Norway – Denmark Is A Foregone Conclusion. The Flood Of Refugees.

Become a Patron! April 13, 1940 – As events in Norway continued to unfold, reports were filtering in from Berlin that the onslaught of German troops were spreading out over Norwegian territory, quashing resistance and setting up fortifications. The political situation still hadn’t undergone any decisive changes with Germany refusing...