Tagged: Eastern Front (World War II)

German troops in Kiev

October 19, 1941 – All Eyes On Moscow

News for this October 19th in 1941 was about the Eastern Front. The German drive to Moscow before the first snows of Winter. The big push was in the area of the Caucasus; the huge Oil fields of Baku which, if captured would mean the German Army would cut off...

Captured U-Boat flag

September 14, 1941 – Capturing A U-Boat From The Air

September 14, 1941 – News Of The World – Sunday News – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 14, 1941 – War news dominated the stories on this September 14, 1941. A Sunday, the broadcasts were filled with stories and reports from the previous week in...

German Troops - October 1941

October 11, 1941 – All Grim On The Eastern Front

October 11, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 11, 1941. Word from Berlin gave breathless accounts of major German advances toward Moscow. The Russian Army was being obliterated along the Eastern Front, with Marshall Timoshenko’s Army largely wiped out,...

German Prisoners

October 6, 1941 – Swapping Prisoners, Nothing Quiet About The Eastern Front

October 5, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 5, 1941 – news for this day was reasonably calm in Western Europe. German wounded prisoners were being loaded on a British Hospital ship, getting ready to sail on to Dieppe...

March 3, 1942

March 3, 1942 – Giving Up On Batavia

March 3, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 3, 1942 – Fighting in the Far-East was taking a bad turn for the allies. With the Netherlands giving up Batavia and slowly pulling out out of Java altogether, but not without putting up a...

March 23, 1945 – Crossing The Rhine – Giving A World Organization A Name – Extending The Draft

A buck a day: Become a Patron! News for this day was moving faster than it could be reported. With reports that the Allies had crossed The Rhine, that the 3rd Army was the latest, and that additional crossings were ready to go at any moment, news was coming in...

Pushing East – Walking In Winter – January 28, 1945

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: The World Today – January 28, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Four inches of fresh snow may not seem like much, but on January 28th, 1945 it was one more element in a cold,...

Knocking On Moscow’s Door – October 13, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News Of The World – October 13, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this October 13th in 1941 looked grim, ominous and more and more like America would land in the middle of it almost any day. Reports...

Attacks And Attempts – August 28, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – August 28, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the war dragged on in Europe, and as the U.S. was inching closer to joining in, the news from France reported Vichy Prime Minister Pierre Laval –...

Attacks, Counter-Attacks And Shakeups – July 2, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News Of The World – July 2, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The War in Europe, this day in 1941, was heating up on most all fronts. German claims of advances toward Moscow, Russian claims the advances were halted....