Tagged: German Army

London Air Raid

February 12, 1941 – The Endless Procession Of Night Raids – No Longer “If” An Invasion, But “When”.

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British Troops - Maginot Line

November 5, 1939 – Day In The Life Of A Phony War

Arthur Mann Reporting from London – November 5, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – During that period of time, between September of 1939 and May of 1940, known as The Phony War. Preparations were being made in anticipation of another long series of trench battles – just as it...

The Final Step In The One-Sided Repudiation Of International Instruments – September 2, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC Home Service/Paris Radio/Radio Warsaw/Radio Berlin – September 2, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection After the initial shock of invasion came the scramble to take sides. Italy pledged alliance with Germany. France and Britain declared alliance with Poland. Portugal claimed...

‘Somewhere In The Pacific . . .’ – August 29, 1942

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – August 29, 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1942 had much to do with the War in the Pacific and the Eastern front. With the Solomon Islands campaign underway, U.S. troops...

April 28, 1945 – Jumping The Gun On VE Day

Now more than ever: Become a Patron! As news poured in on a daily basis regarding sweeping advances and the almost total destruction of Berlin and the German Army, it was only natural that news and rumors of surrender would begin to surface, this day in 1945. Early on the...

Chafing At Bits – Straining Credulity – March 27, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Don Hollenbeck And The News – News Of The World – March 27, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this March 27th in 1945 had mostly to do with rumors. Rumor a German surrender was in...

A Place Called Bastogne – December 20, 1944

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – News Of The World – December 20, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News on this day sixty-nine years ago was sketchy at best. What passed Military censors, controlling an almost complete news blackout, was that the German...

Watcher Of The Skies – December 14, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Blue Network news – December 14, 1941 -Gordon Skene Sound Collection It was now a World War, this December 14th in 1941. America was busy gearing up for what would be a long haul. Cities were routinely going through black-out...

April 9, 1940 – Not A Good Day To Be Norway Or Denmark – The War In Europe Escalating.

It helps, it really-really does: Become a Patron! News for this day in April, 1940 was wall-to-wall bulletins regarding the German invasion of Norway and Denmark. Starting in the early morning hours, news reports came filtering in via shortwave of “something going on at the Danish and Norwegian borders”. At...

A Morale Boost – March 1, 1942

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 1, 1942 In a day where news of an estimated 100,000 Japanese troops landed on Java, word of continuing attacks on Port Moresby and one inch closer to a threatened invasion of Australia, the nighttime raid on France by British...