Tagged: South Vietnam

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February 19, 1965 – Shapes Of Things – Attempted Coup In Saigon – Attempted Extremists In Germany.

History doesn’t preserve itself, it needs your help: Become a Patron! As if there weren’t enough indications that America had gotten itself involved in a shooting war in Vietnam sooner rather than later, an abortive coup attempt to overthrow the Military junta of General Khanh took place in Saigon beginning...

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December 21, 1981 – Poland’s Military Goes After The Church – Arrests And Threats

December 21, 1981 – CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 21, 1981 – The odyssey of Poland continues. With government crackdowns and now threats of moving after the Roman Catholic Church as it imposed martial Law, a state of perpetual volatility spread throughout the country. Latest...

The Gloomy Message From Saigon – July 20, 1965

The Gloomy Message From Saigon – July 20, 1965

– WCBS News + CBS World News Roundup – July 20, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Fifty years ago today, we were looking at a Summer awash with gloomy reports, agitated people and uncertain times. After a whirlwind 5-day fact-finding tour of South Vietnam, Defense Secretary McNamara boarded...

Bombing The North – June 29, 1966

Bombing The North – June 29, 1966

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Bombs In the North – Special Report – June 29, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. On this day, 49 years ago – the Vietnam War escalated one more notch. In what was known...

The Roots Of Violence – A Conversation With Rollo May – 1970

The Roots Of Violence – A Conversation With Rollo May – 1970

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Speaking Freely: The Roots Of Violence – Dr. Rollo May – Dec. 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. With the events of 45 years ago shaking America pretty much to its core, the subject turned to the...

‘Remain Calm And Put Down Your Arms’ – April 29, 1975

‘Remain Calm And Put Down Your Arms’ – April 29, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for audio Play – CBS Radio – News, Bulletins and Specials – April 29, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. 40 years ago today, on April 29, 1975 the war in Vietnam came to an end. In an address to the...

The Lt. Calley Case – April 8, 1971

The Lt. Calley Case – April 8, 1971

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – The Lt. Calley Case – NBC Radio – April 8, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what was one of most widely publicized and discussed episodes of the Vietnam War came in the form of an...

Escape From Danang – March 27, 1975

Escape From Danang – March 27, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – March 27, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. As the odyssey of Vietnam wound up the last remaining weeks, the panic spread and the evacuations continued. This time is was Danang; second largest...