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January 27, 1942 – A World At War – Intense Sea Battles In The Pacific – First Contingent Of U.S. Troops Arrive In Ireland.

Fighting or talk of war going on seemingly all over the world, this January 27th in 1942. The Pacific was the scene of many fierce sea and air battles as the Battle of the Dutch East Indies claimed over 30 Japanese ships sunk or badly damaged with a loss of...

The irony of remembrance

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...

Captured U-Boat flag

September 14, 1941 – Capturing A U-Boat From The Air

September 14, 1941 – News Of The World – Sunday News – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 14, 1941 – War news dominated the stories on this September 14, 1941. A Sunday, the broadcasts were filled with stories and reports from the previous week in...

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...