World War 2

Fall of France - June 17, 1940 0

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 0

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...

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...

Hitler Dead - reports and confirmation

May 1, 1945 – From A Bunker Somewhere In Berlin – Adolf Hitler Death Reported By German Radio

Become a Patron! May 1, 1945 – Although his death was officially discovered on April 30, it wasn’t until the following day that the news was reported over German radio in Hamburg and that Admiral Dönitz was appointed his successor. On 1 May, the Reichssender Hamburg radio station interrupted their...

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...

Princess Elizabeth - Princess Margaret - October 13, 1940

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...

Rhine Crossing - March 24

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...