Tagged: China

Hello to Mao 0

January 14, 1950 – A Slight Change Of Plans – The Exit Of Chiang – The Entry Of Mao –

If it was any indication of how the rest of the decade, let alone year, would go, the week ending January 14, 1950 said a lot about the future in just seven tiny days. Not the least was the final expulsion of Nationalist Chinese forces from the mainland, sending leader...

FDR - October 27, 1944

October 27, 1944 – A Campaign Stump Speech From FDR

October 27, 1944 – FDR Campaign Address – Shibe Park, Philadelphia – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In many ways a poles-apart contrast to the Presidential campaign of this year, the Presidential Campaign of 72 years ago was an unprecedented Fourth-term run for Franklin D. Roosevelt. Coupled...

China after Mao

October 12, 1976 – After Mao: China And The Fog Of Uncertainty

On this October 12th in 1976 there was a aura of uncertainty in the direction of China. Longtime leader Mao Tse-Tung had died in September and rumors of a coup were spreading, along with other rumors the instigators, which included Mao’s widow Jian Quing had been rounded up and arrested....

Korea - February 1951

February 13, 1951: War In Korea – Withdrawals, Maneuvering, Condemnation And Celebrations Of An Alliance.

Become a Patron! Despite General MacArthur‘s spin that “we are continuing a war of maneuver”, a new phrase had entered into the Korean War Slang dictionary; “Buggin’ out”. On this February day in 1951, United Nations forces and the U.S. Army were in the process of retreating on several fronts,...

John Foster Dulles

April 22, 1957 – Secretary Of State John Foster Dulles – Foreign Policy In The 1950s – Past Daily Reference Room

John Foster Dulles – Address to Associated Press Luncheon – April 22, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The issue of American Foreign Policy has been in the spotlight recently, with the recent developments in our relations with North Korea as well as the ongoing issues with Iran and...

Jacques Ibert

Fernand Oubradous And The Ensemble Class Of The Paris Conservatory Play Music Of Jacques Ibert – 1955 – Weekend Gramophone

Ibert: Pieces en Trio – Ensemble Class of The Paris Conservatory – Fernand Oubradous, cond. – 1955 – Paris Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Jacques Ibert tonight, as performed by the Ensemble Class of the Paris Conservatory, conducted by the legendary Fernand Oubradous in this...