Tagged: diplomacy

Preparing for War - 1938 0

September 27, 1938 – “Because Of A Quarrel In A Faraway Country, Between People Of Whom We Know Nothing” – Neville Chamberlain

Patrons get perks – join up and find out: Become a Patron! News for this September 27th in 1938 was grim. The crisis in Munich was rapidly coming to a boil and it seemed at the time inevitable that war would break out. British Prime Minister Chamberlain, exhausted from the...

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September 23, 1967 – Vietnam: Saving It By Destroying It – Sniper Fire In Aurora – Fighting Over Mao.

Subscribers can get this download for free: Become a Patron! Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and airstrikes near the Marine outpost at Con Thien. The theory being to destroy...

Wartime Diplomacy And The Thing About Rationing – January 26, 1944 0

Wartime Diplomacy And The Thing About Rationing – January 26, 1944

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – News for January 26, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day, 71 years ago was about American attempts at brokering a deal between the Russians and the Poles. Seems now that the Germans...

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Henry Wallace Has A Word Or Two About America – October 4, 1948

Patrons can download this audio for free: Become a Patron! October of 1948, aside from everything else going on in the world, was also a Presidential campaign month. The Democrats had Harry Truman running for re-election (actually, election since he had assumed the Presidency when Franklin Roosevelt died in office...

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The Ominous Rumble Of Tanks – The End Of Prague Spring – August 20, 1968

Become a Patron! Further evidence that August is a month for upheavals. On the 20th of August in 1968, during the early morning hours, residents in Prague and outlying areas were awakened to the sound of rumbling tanks and squadrons of MIGs. In one swift move, Moscow decided Prague Spring and...

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July 11, 1974 – Haggling Over Impeachment

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Week of July 11, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Become a Patron! Busy week, this particular one in July 1974. Surprise results from elections in Canada, uneasy ceasefire staying along Israeli borders and that thing called Watergate that kept...

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“As Long As They’re Giving Away Free TV Sets, I’ll Bank Here” – July 10, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC Nightly News With Chet Huntley and David Brinkley – July 10, 1970 Become a Patron! Had there not been so much drama, deceit and upheaval associated with the decade of the 70s, it might have been called “The Goofy Decade”, there...

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The Wages Of Foreign Policy – The Price Of A Man On The Moon – June 4, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Further evidence that history on any particular day isn’t about one earth-shifting event, but a series of seemingly inconsequential ones that creep up from time to time and take center stage without anybody looking. On this June 4th in 1961...

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October 18, 1946 – Secretary Of State James F. Byrnes Reports On The Paris Conference.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sec. of State James Byrnes – Report on Paris Peace Conference – Oct. 18, 1946 As a harbinger of things to come, Secretary of State James F. Byrnes returned from the Big-3 Paris Peace Conference with a pessimistic outlook. It was becoming...

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The Edge Of War – August 29-30, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio player: European News in English – Aug. 29-30, 1939 With a state of war literally hours away, and all diplomatic attempts failed, the world waited for the shooting to start. Here are three newscasts, in English via shortwave. The first is from Radio...