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Picking Up The Pieces – The San Francisco UN Conference – June 4, 1945 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – United Nations San Francisco Conference – Report #34 – June 4, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While the war was still raging in the Pacific, steps were being taken to establish the United Nations – a governing body which would...

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Finally! – May 8, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Mutual Broadcasting – 12:30-1:30 pm – May 8, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection After years of fighting, weeks of speculation, days of rumors and false reports, the War in Europe finally came to an official end on May 8, 1945....

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A Merry Go-Round Of Death – February 27, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – News Of The World – February 27, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this February day in 1945 was full of optimism and momentum. The Western front was now pushing East toward the Rhine River with...

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Watcher Of The Skies – December 14, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Blue Network news – December 14, 1941 -Gordon Skene Sound Collection It was now a World War, this December 14th in 1941. America was busy gearing up for what would be a long haul. Cities were routinely going through black-out...

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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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Gen. Eisenhower – Address To Congress – June 18, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player: With the War in Europe over for a little over a month, and the War in the Pacific still two months off, it was a time for cautious celebration. General Eisenhower, who oversaw military operations for the European campaign returned...

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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...