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February 11, 1941 – War Of Nerves – War Of Words – The View From Vichy

News for this February 11th in 1941 was primarily about the war in Europe; a war the U.S. was comfortably-but-getting-less-so not directly involved in. We were still very much on the sidelines and still had access to all the contentious centers of attention, some 531 days into it. We were...

War in Korea - 1951

October 15, 1951 – War In Korea – “We Don’t Have Magic Weapons To Win Wars Quickly”

October 15, 1951 – A busy news day. A war in Korea and from Capitol Hill, a call for discussions and a workable solution with the Russians. The looming specter of the Atomic bomb always at the forefront. Meanwhile, President Truman also urged passage of a Universal Military Training law,...

January 6, 1941- State Of The Union – FDR And Four Freedoms

Become a Patron! Seventy-nine years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered the annual State Of The Union Address which has become known as The Four Freedoms Address. FDR: “In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms....

Britain Votes – October 15, 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC/WRUL-Radio New York Worldwide – British Election Results (excerpt) – October 15, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Fifty years ago it was an election year in more places than the U.S. – Britain was in the midst of having their...

September 3, 1939 – Past The Point Of No Return – A State Of War Is Declared

As events unfolded and as it became more and more apparent there was no turning back, the news on this particular September 3rd, 75 was of pained resignation that war was indeed underway. On this day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a fireside chat on the European war. “Let no...

Communiquè Number 1 – September 1, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Radio Warsaw, Radio Berlin, BBC Home Service – reports – September 1, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 75 years ago today began what eventually became the start of World War 2. On September 1, 1939 German troops crossed the border...

The Pessimism From Downing Street – Clement Atlee On The Economic Crisis – August 10, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC Home And Overseas Service – Address by Prime Minister Clement Atlee – August 10, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With the end of World War 2 came the beginning of the economic and social crisis that gripped, not only...