Tagged: Victory in Europe Day

The Slow Transition To Never-Quite-Normal – June 9, 1945

The Slow Transition To Never-Quite-Normal – June 9, 1945

. . . or click on the link for Audio Player – NBC Radio – War Telescope – June 9, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day 70 years ago was about transitions in Europe. The slow process of readjusting to peace, mindful there was still a...

May 12, 1945 – The Morning After – The UN Conference Meets For The First Time.

As the V-E Day celebrations died down, the grim reality of what was left of Europe now had to be addressed. The San Francisco Conference, which began in April, days after the death of President Roosevelt, was busy setting up methods and plans to deal with the issue. There was...

The View From Moscow – May 9, 1945

The View From Moscow – May 9, 1945

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – News Feeds From Moscow – May 9, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Even after the initial surrender documents had been signed on May 6, Moscow was slow to respond to the news that the War in...

May 8, 1945 – Officially Official – The End Of War In Europe -VE Day Has Arrived.

CBS Radio – VE Day Reports – May 8, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Mutual/WOR – Broadcast Day – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm -May 8, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection After a day of jumping the gun, official news that the War in Europe was over, this...

Meet-up at The Elbe

April 27, 1945 – Hook-Up At The Elbe – Capitulation In Sight

You may not think a buck gets anything, but it does: Become a Patron! Very big news this day, 70 years ago. The link up of Soviet, British and American forces at the Elbe River, effectively cutting Germany in two and almost certainly sealing the fate of the War in...

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....

April 28, 1945 – Jumping The Gun On VE Day

Now more than ever: Become a Patron! As news poured in on a daily basis regarding sweeping advances and the almost total destruction of Berlin and the German Army, it was only natural that news and rumors of surrender would begin to surface, this day in 1945. Early on the...

Unofficially Official – May 7, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Although today is officially regarded as V-E day, on this day in 1945 it was surrounded by confusion. Yes, the official signing of the unconditional surrender took place at 2:00 am on May 7th, a Press blackout had been imposed....