Tagged: Pacific War

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Aztec Camera – In Concert From Madrid – 1984 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Aztec Camera – in Concert from Madrid – September 9, 1984 – Radio Nacional España – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Aztec Camera, fronted by the inimitable Roddy Frame, whose razor-sharp songwriting skills added a whole new dimension to the New Wave scene in the early 1980s. The Glasgow-based band...

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The Jam In Concert – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

  The Jam – In Concert at Golders Green – December 19, 1981 – BBC In Concert Series – BBC Radio 1 – The Jam in concert tonight. One of the bands that epitomized Punk and Mod revival, The Jam were huge throughout the UK and the rest of Europe....

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June 21, 1945 – Fall Of Okinawa

June 21, 1945 – Announcement of Surrender of OKinawa – June 21, 1945 – NBC – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 21, 1945 – Word had flashed across newswires that the island of Okinawa, after some 82 days of endless siege, with some 250,000 casualties, Okinawa fell to the...

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Once, A Bright City – August 7, 1945

– CBS Morning News Roundup – August 7, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As news on this August 7th in 1945 continued to trickle in regarding the Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima, many hours after the fact, the impact and repercussions of this new and horrific weapon in...

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FDR Returns From The Pacific – August 12, 1944

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt Address at Puget Sound – August 12, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Ending up a four-week tour of the Pacific Theater of Operations, President Roosevelt arrived back in the U.S. and gave a quick rundown of the War...

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‘Suddenly The War Just Melted Away Into Nothingness’ – May 7, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – WOR 11:00 am News – May 7, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this May 7th in 1945 was confusing at best. Word got out that the Germans had unconditionally surrendered and that the War in Europe was finally...

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Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop – August 1, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player: BBC World Service – London Column – Aug. 1, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While the war was still raging in the Pacific, the war was over in Europe. And the process of dismantling, rebuilding and reassessing the physical and emotional...

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Summer In Post-War London – June 21, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC World Service: London Column – June 21, 1945 While the war in the Pacific was heading into its final stages, the slow task of rebuilding Europe was only beginning. The painstaking dismantling of the vestiges of War were underway, from...

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One Of Those Things That Just Might Be Pulled Off – May 20, 1942

Click on the link here for Audio Player: May 20, 1942; potentially a pivotal day in the history of World War 2. The Russian Army, led by Marshal Semen Timoshenko scored a decisive victory in the battle of Kharkov, which could prove to be a tipping point of...

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On The Third Anniversary, An Earthquake – December 7, 1944

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Dec. 7, 1944 On this day in 1944 it was the third anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the event that got the U.S. involved in World War 2. So on December 7, 1944 war was raging on all...