Tagged: Winston Churchill

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October 15, 1951 – War In Korea – “We Don’t Have Magic Weapons To Win Wars Quickly”

October 15, 1951 – A busy news day. A war in Korea and from Capitol Hill, a call for discussions and a workable solution with the Russians. The looming specter of the Atomic bomb always at the forefront. Meanwhile, President Truman also urged passage of a Universal Military Training law,...

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

March 15, 1941 – FDR: Aid To Britain Address

March 15, 1941 – FDR Address to Correspondents Dinner – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day, 77 years ago, President Roosevelt addressed a gathering of Correspondents for their annual dinner in Washington. FDR chose this setting to announce that the U.S. would be stepping up its pledge to aid...

Winston Churchill

October 26, 1951 – Churchill Returns To 10 Downing Street

October 26, 1951 – Edward R. Murrow and The News – Gordon Skene Sound collection – October 26, 1951 – for the first time since suffering defeat in July of 1945, Winston Churchill succeeded in taking back his role as Prime Minister in an election which saw a dramatic turn...

Warsaw

September 4,1939 – Calling Reserves – Filling Sandbags – Europe At War

September 4, 1939 – News from BBC Home Service- 9:15 am – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 4, 1939 – As the news sank in that Europe was now in a state of War, reports of the first sinking of a British Merchant ship were reported. The SS. Athena,...

Preparing for Invasion - May 1940

May 9, 1940 – Celebrating A Conquest – Preparing For An Invasion

May 9, 1940 – NBC Blue Network News – Commentary by John Gunther – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 9, 1940 – As Italy was celebrating the anniversary of victory over Abyssinia (Ethiopia) in 1936, Britain was preparing for what they were becoming more convinced was an imminent invasion...

The Winstons

The Winstons – Live At Rome Psych Fest 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Winstons – live at The Monk Club, Rome – 2016 Rome Psych Festival – October 1, 2016 – RAI Radio 7 Keeping up with my pledge to be eclectic this week; The Winstons, an Italian trio who have been making waves on the Contemporary Psych/Prog-Rock scene these past several...

European Industry

December 28, 1947 – The Job Of Reconstruction – The Job Of Hearts And Minds

Reconstruction In Postwar Europe – The Story Behind The Headlines – December 28, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the end of World War 2 going on some two years, the job of reconstruction; of building, repairing and mending broken lives was still of primary importance. But so...

World War 1

November 11 – A War To End All Wars – World War 1

Become a Patron! November 11, 1918 – the day the “War To End All Wars” had ended – eleventh hour – eleventh day – eleventh month. Up to 1918, the most devastating war – millions killed, millions more maimed. And assurances from every victorious nation that this was going to...

King George VI

Attempting To Calm A Nation’s Jitters – King George Address – September 23, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

  King George VI – Address to The Commonwealth – September 23, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As Europe continued to feel the onslaught of German advances, and France, which fell in June was being rapidly occupied and taken over by German troops, the nightly air raids over...

President Reagan

April 28, 1981 – A President Returns To Capitol Hill

  April 28, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this April 28th in 1981 had much to do with the return of President Reagan to the Oval Office and preparations for his address, later on that evening to a joint session of...