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Tagged: Nazism

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Hans Pfitzner And The Munich Radio Orchestra Play Music Of Schumann – 1942 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Schumann: Genoveva Overture – Hans Pfitzner Conducts The Munich Radio Symphony – Broadcast 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – One of the reasons for this Sunday feature is, not only to shed light on seldom performed pieces of music, but also to shed some light on those artists who...

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September 28, 1944 – Bold Efforts To Cut The War Short, But Maybe Not By Christmas

September 28, 1944 – NBC News of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 28, 1944 – Despite upbeat assessments and advances along some fronts, the expected crossing of the Siegfried Line into Germany hadn’t been accomplished yet. There was still plenty of resistance and it prompted Prime...

September 1, 1941 - German prisoners in Russia 0

September 1, 1941 – The War Swings Into Its Third Year

September 1, 1941 – NBC Red Network – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 1, 1941 –Labor Day in America on this day, but hardly a holiday in the rest of the world, which marked this September 1st as the second anniversary of the beginning...

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August 29, 1939 – A Sinister Quietude On The Polish Frontier

August 29, 1939 – A day of intense anticipation – a day of nerves – a day of last attempts. As the crisis along the frontier between Poland and Germany escalated, and with all-out War in the balance, it was all a matter of waiting to see what was going...

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Erich Kleiber And The NBC Symphony Play Wagner – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Erich Kleiber – NBC Symphony – Music Of Wagner – March 10, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Considered one of the giants of the podium during the 20th century, Erich Kleiber had a distinguished, yet frustrating career. The Austrian conductor had come to prominence after conducting a performance...

SCOTUS – Going From 9 Old Men To 15 In 1937 0

SCOTUS – Going From 9 Old Men To 15 In 1937

SCOTUS – The Supreme Court Plan by FDR – February 5, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States), that august body of law makers was coming under fire in 1937, by none other than the Commander-In-Chief. President Roosevelt felt the then-current structure of...

January 20,1945 – Wartime In Winter 0

January 20,1945 – Wartime In Winter

January 20, 1945 – NBC Radio: War Telescope – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 20, 1945. News of sweeping gains by the Russians in the East. Word that the Red Army was some 200 miles outside of Berlin. Advances were happening all along the eastern front. The Russian offensive...

Moscow Conference – December. 17, 1945 0

Moscow Conference – December. 17, 1945

– Moscow Conference and news of the day – NBC News Of the World – Dec. 17, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Moscow Conference was big news, for this December 17th in 1945. A meeting of Foreign Ministers from the U.S., Britain and Russia were getting together...