War

Israel Independence - Tensions in the Middle East 0

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...

German Troops in Oslo- April 10, 1940

April 10, 1940 – Quisling: The New Name For Infamy – Berlin Calling – Rome Calling.

Become a Patron! April 10,1940 – as the events in Norway and Denmark continued to unfold, news reports from throughout Europe were pouring in. Most notable were the reports delivered via Shortwave from Berlin and Rome as well as London. It gave listeners in America a glimpse into how both...

German Women-Children Refugees

April 7, 1945 – Building The Peace – Anticipating An End To The War And The Beginning Of Reconstruction.

Become a Patron! Building The Peace, a discussion from the NBC Radio program America United regarding the postwar period and how it was going to impact the world economy as well as the political atmosphere and what role our State Department was playing in it. Even though the War in...

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...

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...

Communist Party Of France

March 17, 1947 – Tight Lips And Empty Pockets – East-West Diplomacy – A Call To End Occupation

Supporting a little history never hurt anybody: Become a Patron! News for this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) in 1947 had just about everything to do with the state of the World after War. The grumblings of East-West tensions and speculations over a rumored private meeting between Secretary of State...

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...