Tagged: Balkan

March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

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February 12, 1941 – The Endless Procession Of Night Raids – No Longer “If” An Invasion, But “When”.

Two bucks a month, that’s all we ask: Become a Patron! This Lincoln’s Day in 1941 was loaded with news of the War. We were inching closer to declaring ourselves in it, but that eventuality would be several months off. For this February day it was about speculation over what...

Excursions Into Darkness – Recognition Of Red China And A Steel Strike – October 3, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio: Baukhage Talking – news for October 3, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A nervous October day in 1949. News of strikes dragging on, news of a creeping paranoia over Communists, news of Capitol Hill gamesmanship. Starting off was...

Springtime In Salonika – March 21, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 21, 1947 News for this first day of Spring in 1947 bears an eerie similarity to news today. This day in 1947 it was about the economic crisis spreading throughout Europe, with Greece and Turkey in the grips of...

Cold War Tinderbox – March 19, 1948

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 19, 1948 Characterized as a tinderbox by the State Department, Turkey, Italy, Greece and the Balkan region were hot in the grips of rioting on this March 19th in 1948. Telling too, were reports of Turkish diplomats leaving Hungary...