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Tagged: World War 2

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February 12, 1941 – The Endless Procession Of Night Raids – No Longer “If” An Invasion, But “When”.

Two bucks a month, that’s all we ask: Become a Patron! This Lincoln’s Day in 1941 was loaded with news of the War. We were inching closer to declaring ourselves in it, but that eventuality would be several months off. For this February day it was about speculation over what...

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January 2, 1945 – Back And Forth In Belgium

January 2, 1945 – News Of The World – NBC – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 2, 1945 – Two days into the new year and word from Belgium was one of advancing, pulling back and advancing again. Allied relief was pouring into the Bastogne area, with news that...

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June 30, 1940 – Anticipating Invasion

June 30, 1940 – The news was ominous and hardly upbeat. France had surrendered to Germany only days earlier. Word from Berlin was, the anticipated invasion of Britain could happen within days or weeks. Britons were expecting the worst and were preparing for it. The very young and the very...

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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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March 16, 1942 Defending Fortress India

March 16, 1942 – News of the World – NBC – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 16, 1942 – A day where focus of attention was on the Far East and the South Pacific. Word that Sir Stafford Cripps was sent on a mission to bolster support for India,...

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Graf Spee – Sea Battles As Spectator Sport – December 14, 1939

Graff Spee – eyewitness accounts – December 14,1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Early on during the war in Europe, over the week of December 14th 1939, an epic sea battle was played out in the waters around Uruguay. The German battleship Admiral Graff Spee had been tracked down...

Closer Than Two Weeks Ago – April 24, 1940 0

Closer Than Two Weeks Ago – April 24, 1940

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – H.V. Kaltenborn News – April 24, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. News for this April 24th, 75 years ago was ominous. The German invasion of Scandinavia was having a bigger affect on the war than even...