World War 2

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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...

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Princess Elizabeth Addresses The World – 1940: “Goodnight Children – Goodnight And Good Luck To You All”. – Past Daily Reference Room

Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret – Address To The Children Of Britain – October 13, 1940 – BBC Home Service – Become a Patron! Watching and listening earlier today to Queen Elizabeth deliver an unusual message to the world during this time of crisis, it brought reminders back of the...

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March 25, 1945 – The Rhine Crossings Continue – The Race To Berlin – The Allied Push East

Become a Patron! March 25, 1945 – News reports for this day covered the continued Allied crossing of the Rhine River. It was the fourth such crossing – the first took place on the 22nd at Remagen. This one took place on the night of the 24th as part of...

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Benny Carter, The Charioteers, Hattie McDaniel, Mantan Moreland, Ernie “Bubbles” Whitman – Blueberry Hill – 1943 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

CBS Radio – Blueberry Hill (preview/audition broadcast) – March 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – We’re here because of you (hint-hint): Become a Patron! Had there not been World War 2, this program might have gone unnoticed and largely forgotten. Why it came about isn’t clear, but it marked...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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March 16, 1941 – The Failed Spring Offensive – FDR And The Defense Program – A German Pep-Talk

Your support is really needed: Become a Patron! March 16, 1941 – news for this day had much to do with the relative calm in the Balkans and the failed Italian invasion of Greece. The Italian Spring Offensive, also known as Operazione Primavera (Operation Spring), was an offensive of the...

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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...

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March 11, 1942 – In Search Of The Tirpitz – American Planes In Moscow Skies – American Trucks On Moscow Streets

Every little bit helps:Become a Patron! March 11, 1942 – Busy news day on the war fronts. News of the German super-Battleship Admiral Tirpitz was on the loose again. Earlier in the week, British planes spotted the ship and attacked it, sending it back to refuge in a Norwegian Fjord....