Tagged: Eastern Europe

French Elections 1951

June 17, 1951 – France Goes To The Polls – The French Elections Of 1951

French Elections of 1951 – NBC Radio: Yesterday,Today and Tomorrow – June 17, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sixty-six years ago today, France went to the polls. This time to elect the Second national Assembly of the Fourth Republic. After World War 2, the three major political parties...

Prague - August 21, 1968

August 1968 – Prague: Days Of Bricks, Teargas And Tanks

Prague – August 21, 1968 – NBC Radio Second Sunday: Revolution in Revolt – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 21, 1968 – If you were living in Prague on this day, you would no doubt have been stirred out of your sleep by the sound of tanks rumbling down...

Izia

Izia – In Session At RFI – 2015 – Past Daily Soundbooth – Rock Without Borders

Izia – In Session for Let’s Go Live (Partons en Live) RFI, Paris – June 12, 2015 – Radio France International – If you’ve caught any of Izia’s live performances the past couple of years, you’ll realize she more than lives up to the characterization, The Tornado of Pop. She...

January 27, 1988 – Kidnaps And Finger-Pointing

January 27, 1988 – Kidnaps And Finger-Pointing

January 27, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 27, 1988. Another kidnapping in Beirut and more testimony in the John “Ivan The Terrible” Demjanjuk trial. Word on this morning from Beirut that another German businessman had been kidnapped. This one, a West German...

Butting Heads In Geneva – Easing Tensions In The World – November 2, 1955

Butting Heads In Geneva – Easing Tensions In The World – November 2, 1955

– NBC – Listen To Washington – November 2,1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Cold War became a permanent fixture for life in the 1950s, so were the Summit conferences taking place in Geneva. Seemingly, ever few months, some gathering of Superpowers would take place to iron...

That Ominous Familiarity – August 27, 1939

That Ominous Familiarity – August 27, 1939

– BBC World Service – Berlin Radio – News Broadcasts for August 27, 1939 – 76 years ago today, they were gearing up for another war. It was looking inevitable and precautions were being taken. Volunteers were called up for active duty in the services. Children were being readied for...

Growing Pains – July 1, 1991

Growing Pains – July 1, 1991

  . . .CBS World News Roundup – July 1, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Starting July off with a bang in 1991. Beginning with a list of base closures from The Pentagon, guaranteed to make a lot of people upset while the Military establishment shrank. Among the list...

Snarling And Dancing – June 24, 1980

Snarling And Dancing – June 24, 1980

. . . or click on the link here for audio Player – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – June 24, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Another day, another hornet’s nest of diplomatic wrangling – all on this June 24th 1980. Starting with the ongoing Soviet occupation of...

German Invasion of Russia

June 22, 1941 -Operation Barbarossa – German Invasion Of Russia – And So it Begins.

Grateful thanks to Patrons of Past Daily – gentle nudge to those who would like to be – click here: Become a Patron! June 22, 1941 was about the sudden turn of events in Eastern Europe. Germany announced it was massing troops on the border of Russia and had declared...