Tagged: Germany

Thelonious Monk Nonet – Live In Germany – 1967 – Past Daily Downbeat

Believe it not, we rely on you to keep us going: Become a Patron! Visiting the legendary Thelonious Monk this weekend, featuring his Nonet in a concert recorded from Mainz, Germany on November 8, 1967. Luckily for everyone, a lot of Monk’s material was recorded live, and most all of...

March 20, 1939 – Voices Of Spring – Diplomacy In Overtime – The League Of Germanism

Become a Patron! As tensions increased throughout Europe, this first day of Spring in 1939, life for the most part was making a heroic attempt at seeming normal. For the first of two reports for this day, the English Service of Paris Radio was reporting on the upcoming departure of...

March 3, 1941 – Signing Your Country’s Life Away – The Bulgaria Treaty.

Become a Patron! News for this day in 1941 was ominous but not unexpected. Bulgaria, reeling under the oppressive weight of the Nazi Government, relented and signed a Tripartite Treaty (i.e. surrender) to Germany, thus bringing one more country under the influence/domination of Berlin. Radio Berlin was reported to have...

Preparing for War - 1938

September 27, 1938 – “Because Of A Quarrel In A Faraway Country, Between People Of Whom We Know Nothing” – Neville Chamberlain

Patrons get perks – join up and find out: Become a Patron! News for this September 27th in 1938 was grim. The crisis in Munich was rapidly coming to a boil and it seemed at the time inevitable that war would break out. British Prime Minister Chamberlain, exhausted from the...

Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain - 1938

September 24, 1938 – Chamberlain Arrives In London From Munich Conference

Subscribers: Become a Patron! The Crisis of 1938 – the dispute between Germany and Czechoslovakia over land claims by the Germans marked a significant change in what was going on in the world and how it was being received. First, it represented the introduction of Shuttle Diplomacy. As was mentioned...

London - September 19, 1939

September 19, 1939 – War In Europe: Day 17. Attacks, Advances, Denials.

Subscribers get a special deal: Become a Patron! Seventeen days into the start of the War in Europe, news of the day was filled with reports of attacks, advances, retreats, threats, addresses, assertions, denials, and casualties. Since the German-Russian alliance, Poland was being assaulted on two fronts. Hitler had earlier...

William Green - AFofL - 1939

AFofL President William Green – “Challenges To Democracy” – October 5, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

William Green – President, American Federal of Labor – “Challenges To Democracy” – October 5, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – William Green was President of the American Federal of Labor, before the merger with Congress Of Industrial Organizations, addressing a gathering on the subject “Challenges To Democracy”. October...

Konrad Henlein - Adolf Hitler 1938

September 26, 1938 – Munich Crisis – Hitler Address In Berlin –

Hitler Address in Munich – September 26, 1938 – Radio Berlin to NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 26, 1938 – As the crisis ramped-up and peaceful diplomacy was struggling, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler staged one of his customary demonstrations of mass adoration and military strength as...

Czech Prime Minister Milan Hodza - 1938

September 18, 1938 – Milan Hodza On The Munich Crisis

September 18, 1938 – Radio Prague – translation of Prime Minister Hodza address – other news of the day – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 18, 1938 – As the Munich crisis continued, moving dangerously toward spiraling out of control. Czechoslovak Prime Minister Milan Hodza made an address to...

Sudeten Germans - September 1938

September 16, 1938 – A Land Called Sudeten. The Munich Crisis

September 16, 1938 – Report from Alistair Cooke – Report of Prime Minister Chamberlain leaving for Munich – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 16, 1938 – A period of several days where the possibility of another War in Europe hung precariously in the balance. The issue was over territories,...