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Children in Europe - 1946

Relief And Recovery: A question Of Food – Coming Cold War: A Question Of Meddling – 1946 – UNRRA And The Russia-Iranian Dispute

Cedric Foster – News And Comment – April 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1946 signified one year since the end of World War 2. In that year, the world went from a sigh of relief to an uneasy holding of breath, to glimpses of an uncertain future. In...

June 6, 1944

June 6, 1944 – Flashes Through A Darkened Sky

June 6, 1944 – Continuous news broadcasts and bulletins – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 6, 1944 – A day etched in stone in most history books – the turning point of World War 2. Whether you remembered it, have relatives, parents, grand-parents or great-grand-parents who were part of...

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...

March 29, 1953

March 29, 1953 – Cold War Muckraking

March 29, 1953 – ABC Radio – Drew Pearson News and Commentary – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 29, 1953 – An otherwise typical Cold War day in March – news regarding surprise moves from the Kremlin regarding the U.S. situation in Korea and the political implications of such...

King George VI – Christmas In Wartime 1943

King George VI – Christmas In Wartime 1943

King George VI – Christmas Day Message – Dec. 25, 1943 – BBC Home Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – King George VI, in an address to the people of the Commonwealth and the allies, on Christmas Day 1943. In a tradition which began in 1932, the King of...

Habib Bourguiba Talks About Independence And The Middle East 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Habib Bourguiba Talks About Independence And The Middle East 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

    – Meet The Press – Interview With Habib Bourguiba – May 19, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Many people, particularly those who aren’t aware of or remember the history or the extent of French influence in Africa and the Middle East, probably wonder why there is...

Love In The ’70s – 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

Love In The ’70s – 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

  – NBC Radio – Second Sunday – Marriage In The 70’s – July 8, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the sexual revolution of the 1960s settled in, the concept of Marriage in the 1970s took a big hit. Marriage, it was felt, was an antiquated institution...

A Word Or Two From Abdul Rahman Azzam Pasha – April 30, 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – United Nations – Interview with Abdul Rahman Azzam Pasha – April 30, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the Post-War World continued on the long road to recovery, and as the Cold War World began to take shape, a wave...