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Tagged: German Army

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

Two bucks a month, that’s all we ask: Become a Patron! This Lincoln’s Day in 1941 was loaded with news of the War. We were inching closer to declaring ourselves in it, but that eventuality would be several months off. For this February day it was about speculation over what...

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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...

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‘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...

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April 28, 1945 – Jumping The Gun On VE Day

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Bulletins and Special report on German Surrender rumor – April 28, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As news poured in on a daily basis regarding sweeping advances and the almost total destruction of Berlin and the German...

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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...

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Not A Good Day To Be Norway Or Denmark – April 9, 1940

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for April 9, 1940 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...