War

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November 23, 1970 – A Search Continues, A War Goes On, The View From Folsom – Nixon Overrides A Veto –

A day a lot happened. This November 23rd in 1970 heard reports of an unsuccessful attempt to free American prisoners in a North Vietnamese detention camp. The raid itself was successful, but the purported prison camp had been evacuated several weeks earlier. The Defense Department Press conference left more questions...

World War 2 was nowhere over, but there was already talk of a humanitarian crisis. 0

November 12, 1943 – Anticipating A United Nations – Anticipating Repairing A Broken World. An Interview With Herbert Lehman

Perhaps, the world having already been down this road before, it was all too painfully clear that, once the war was over, there would be a herculean humanitarian crisis to face. Having seen the amount of destruction and up-ending of peoples lives World War 1 caused, all concerns were that...

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November 13, 1968 – Days Of Confusion, Nights Of Backlash – The World Of 1968

1968 was probably the year it came closest to completely falling apart. The sudden violent turn of events that went from assassinations of Martin Luther King to Robert Kennedy. An entire nation (France) going on strike. A political convention mired in turmoil (the Democratic Convention in Chicago). The very vocal...

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November 12, 1944 -Allies Pushing Forward -Europe Planning Ahead – Hitler Proclaims.

November 12, 1944 – World News Today – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 12, 1944 – For the first time in over 17 weeks, the world heard from Adolf Hitler. Not directly, but issuing a proclamation that sounded pretty much like the usual propaganda; a victorious...

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November 11, 1939 – With Dreaded Irony – A Veteran’s Day In Wartime.

No doubt the irony was more than a little pronounced, but this radio report didn’t mention anything about that. This report, from American correspondent Arthur Manne from the front “somewhere in France” described the goings-on, some four months into the new war. With British troops stationed in France, and reports...

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Veteran’s Day – Armistice Day – Remembrance Day – November 11, 1937

Become a Patron! Even though this day has come to encompass all wars, it was originally intended to be the day commemorating the Big One. World War 1; the War to End All Wars. It was a day to commemorate the end of the one of the most devastating wars...

A Week of War: British Troops in Holland 0

November 4, 1944 – A Week’s Worth Of War – Shifting And Changing.

As the war continued throughout 1944, news regarding the latest advances and battles going in Western Europe had many feeling the war might very well be over by the end of the year. However, the opinion on the ground and the soldiers involved in those battles told a more sobering...

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October 29, 1944 – Allied Forces Sweeping Holland – Aachen Looks For A Mayor – Japan Looks For A New Prime Minister.

October 29, 1944 – World News Today – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 29, 1944 – Upbeat news from the Western Front. Dispatches coming in reporting Allied forces have been sweeping through Holland, at last report taking control of the Southern town of Breda in the...

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October 27, 1963 – Shapes Of Things: The View From Bonn – The Streets Of Saigon – A Scene In Dallas.

October 27th signaled the end of an ominous week in 1963. Vietnam was frequently taking center stage, more so this week than most others so far. The government of Ngo Dinh Diem was cracking down on protests, which had taken a sudden and horrific turn in the form of self-immolation...

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October 26, 1941 – The German Drive To Moscow – Eye On The Middle-East – Labor Troubles At Home.

News for this October 26th in 1941 was about the War in Europe and ominous reports coming from the Eastern Front. The German Army was slowly advancing into Southern Russia, with an objective believed to be the Caucasus, and beyond that, the Middle East. Many observers were speculating that, by...