World War 2

Aschluss - 1938 0

March 12, 1938 – Anschluss Realized – Doubts Pondered – History In Question.

As the news regarding the annexation of Austria by Germany continued to unfold, doubts began to arise as to what the eventual outcome this trend towards reunification would be. Amid assurances that this was closure for a situation which began in 1866 and was interrupted by World War 1, the...

The Finnish Border -- March 1940 0

March 10, 1940 – Report From Stockholm – Observations On The Finnish Front.

March 10, 1940 – Carl Mydans Report from Stockholm – Mutual Broadcasting – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 10, 1940. Life Magazine reporter/photographer Carl Mydans, who had just returned from an assignment in Helsinki to the comparative safety of his listening post in Stockholm reports his observations on this...

Manila - February 1945 0

February 26, 1945 – MacArthur Establishes Civil Government In Manila While Still Under Siege.

February 26, 1945 – Shortwave report and adresses by Gen. MacArthur and Philippine Commonwealth President Sergio Osmeña. – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 26, 1945 – While fighting continued, literally yards from the ceremony, Allied forces General Douglas MacArthur handed over the duties of the Philippine Commonwealth Government to...

Iwo Jima 0

February 25, 1945 – Otherwise Uninhabited – Iwo Jima –

February 25th, 1945 news was crammed with reports of great advances in Europe. The Allied armies were on the outskirts of Cologne, and whatever setbacks occurred during the Battle of The Bulge in December had now been erased and the drive was on to Berlin. But the big news of...