Tagged: War

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February 19, 1951 – The Situation In Korea: Successful Advances – Attempted Revivals

Not to seem obvious, but . . .:Become a Patron! News on this day in 1951, via Edward R. Murrow and The News, gave upbeat assessments from General Matthew Ridgeway regarding the situation in Korea and U.S. advances along the 38th Parallel. At one point, Chinese troops were engaged, their...

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March 23, 2001 – Farewell Mir

  March 23, 2001 – BBC News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 23, 2001 – The end of the Mir Space Station. Launched by the then-Soviet Union in 1986, Mir was the first modular Space Station, assembled between 1986 and 1996 – and until March of 2001 it...

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March 17, 1942 – Yanks In Oz – Enter: The Draft

March 17, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection March 17, 1942 – War in the Pacific is ramping up. U.S. troops arrive on Australian soil, amid fears an invasion by Japan is imminent. Still, repeated air attacks on Japanese positions are putting a crimp in...

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‘Somewhere In The Pacific . . .’ – August 29, 1942

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – August 29, 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1942 had much to do with the War in the Pacific and the Eastern front. With the Solomon Islands campaign underway, U.S. troops...

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The Special Circus: War In China – War In Spain – Peace In Absentia – July 7, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Mutual Broadcasting – Raymond Gram Swing and The News – July 7, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Even though we were still months off from the start of the War in Europe in 1939, there were enough skirmishes, uprisings, rebellions,...

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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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The Hazy Light At The End Of The Tunnel – May 6, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – MBS – Paul Manning News and Comment – May 6, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the world waited for news that Germany had finally, unconditionally surrendered, news was filtering in of mass surrenders, and how pockets of resistance were...

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Chafing At Bits – Straining Credulity – March 27, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Don Hollenbeck And The News – News Of The World – March 27, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this March 27th in 1945 had mostly to do with rumors. Rumor a German surrender was in...

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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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August 31, 1939 – Preparations

Click on the link here for Audio Player: BBC News – August 31, 1939 Despite opinion in some circles that war could be avoided, preparations were put in high gear for what was the inevitable. Here is the 5:30 pm newscast from the BBC World Service on August 31, 1939....