Tagged: Korean War

February 19, 1951 – The Situation In Korea: Successful Advances – Attempted Revivals

Not to seem obvious, but . . .:Become a Patron! News on this day in 1951, via Edward R. Murrow and The News, gave upbeat assessments from General Matthew Ridgeway regarding the situation in Korea and U.S. advances along the 38th Parallel. At one point, Chinese troops were engaged, their...

Korea - February 1951

February 13, 1951: War In Korea – Withdrawals, Maneuvering, Condemnation And Celebrations Of An Alliance.

Become a Patron! Despite General MacArthur‘s spin that “we are continuing a war of maneuver”, a new phrase had entered into the Korean War Slang dictionary; “Buggin’ out”. On this February day in 1951, United Nations forces and the U.S. Army were in the process of retreating on several fronts,...

Mohammad Mosaddegh - 1951

August 23, 1951 -The War In Korea – Mosaddegh And The Oil In Iran

While Truce talks were stalling Korea, sabers were rattling in Iran, this August 23rd in 1951. With accusations flying back and forth between North Korea and the UN forces, it wasn’t looking optimistic that the guns would fall silent any time soon. Meanwhile, a contingent of 10 British warships were...

UN General Assembly - 1951

Sir Gladwyn Jebb And The United Nations Growing Pains Of 1951 – Past Daily Reference Room

Meet The Press – Sir Gladwyn Jebb – British Ambassador to UN – September 4, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The United Nations – in 1951 the organization was 6 years old and experiencing growing pains and ridicule. The growing pains came from the steady stream of newly...

Chairman Mao

The Life And Times Of Chairman Mao – CBC – 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

CBC Radio – The Life And Times Of Chairman Mao – circa 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine, but perhaps because it has been some 41 years since his death, there are a lot of people don’t recall who Mao Tse-Tung was. And it was even...

Senator Nixon

Senator Nixon Has A Few Words About Sending Troops To Europe – 1951 – Past Daily Reference Room

  Senator Richard Nixon – Interview by KMPC-Los Angeles – March 3, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Before his days as President and vice-President, Richard Nixon was Senator from California. Coming in right during the Red Scare, and largely winning his Senatorial campaign by concocting allegations that his...

Anti-American riots in Tokyo

Failure Of U.S. Propaganda Abroad 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Discussion: A failure of U.S. Propaganda Abroad – Open Mind – 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1960 was considered by many at the time to be a strange year. We were going through our ritual of selecting candidates for President, while at the same time, absorbed in debates...

Politics in Occupied japan 1950

June 7, 1950 – Politics And Occupation

June 7, 1950 – Report From Tokyo – Robert Martin, CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 7, 1950 – Coming up on 5 years since American forces began occupying Japan. Five years since Gen. MacArthur took charge of the revamping and reconstruction of Japan – reshaped the...