Tagged: British Army

The irony of remembrance 0

November 11, 1939 – With Dreaded Irony – A Veteran’s Day In Wartime.

No doubt the irony was more than a little pronounced, but this radio report didn’t mention anything about that. This report, from American correspondent Arthur Manne from the front “somewhere in France” described the goings-on, some four months into the new war. With British troops stationed in France, and reports...

German Troops in Norway

April 25, 1940 – News About Norway – German Invasion And Censorship

April 25, 1940 – H.V. Kaltenborn And The News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 25, 1940 – News about the situation in Norway, this day in 1940. Reports that German troops had taken the town of Røros. But later reports said that the Germans had abandoned Røros, leading...

Leon Blum - 1939

Leon Blum And The French View Of War – September 7, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

A shortwave broadcast talk by Premier of France, Leon Blum during the first week of hostilities on September 7, 1939. Leon Blum, who had the distinction of being the first Socialist and Jewish Premier of France, had the dubious distinction of guiding his country into yet another war; this one,...

Memorial Day and the World in Wartime

May 30, 1942 – Memorial Day In Wartime

May 30, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 30, 1942 – Memorial Day. Ironic that it’s in the middle of World War 2, when remembrance of those who gave their lives fighting wars in the past are dealing with those who are giving...

April 11, 1942

April 11, 1942 – Message From Bataan

April 11, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 11, 1942 – Starting with news from the South Pacific and a radio report from New Zealand regarding the latest news from U.S. forces fighting on the Philippine province of Bataan, where Japanese forces were...

The Matter Of Greece – December 15, 1944

The Matter Of Greece – December 15, 1944

Reports from Greece – December 15, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Greece became a center of attention for a while in December of 1944. With the rest of the world engulfed in fighting in the Pacific and the German armies facing rapid defeat throughout Europe, a civil war...

Veterans Day/Remembrance Day – The War To End All Wars 1914-1918 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Voices Of World War 1 – 1914-1918 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Originally known as Armistice Day, and in England it’s still known as Remembrance Day, Veteran’s Day (as it’s now known here) came about as the result of the end of World War 1, The War To End...

The View From Tobruk – June 17, 1942

The View From Tobruk – June 17, 1942

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – June 17, 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1942 was about battle fronts – the situation in the Middle East was one of tipping scales. The British...