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Tagged: Eastern Europe

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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...

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Prague - August 21, 1968 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

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...

‘Hungary Calling’ – March 21, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

‘Hungary Calling’ – March 21, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – English News From Radio Budapest – March 21, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. As the storm clouds rapidly gathered in Europe, the situation in the East was quickly developing into a hotspot. The question of Hungarian...