Tagged: World War 2

Twilight Of The Nazi Reich – March 24, 1945 0

Twilight Of The Nazi Reich – March 24, 1945

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Alex Drier’s Weekly News Analysis – March 24, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As reports filled the airwaves and people sat glued to their radios this March 24th in 1945, a wave of breathless optimism spread...

State Of The Union In Wartime – January 6, 1945 0

State Of The Union In Wartime – January 6, 1945

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt: State Of The Union – January 6, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. This day, 70 years ago, we were still in the midst of a World War. The optimism which followed the Allied invasion...

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‘I Shall Return’ – October 20, 1944

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – October 20, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day 70 years ago, a promise made by General MacArthur as he was leaving the besieged islands of The Philippines that he would return, became fact....

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A Word From FDR On Washington’s Birthday – February 22, 1943 – Past Daily Reference Room

If you haven’t yet . . .:Become a Patron! There was a time, not all that long ago, when the birthday’s of President’s Lincoln and Washington were celebrated on their actual birth dates. But times have changed and both are now lumped into one Presidents Day. In 1943 we were...

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All Seems To Be Going Well . . . – November 13, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Blue Network – News Of The World – November 13, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Depending on where you were getting your news from on this November 13th in 1941 was how the world, and the war, was going....

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A Festival Of Selective Amnesia – August 28, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Voices And Events for the week ending August 28, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for the week ending on this August 28th in 1949 had much to do with a familiar meme; corruption, profiteering, influence peddling and bribery on...

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Another Day Teetering On The Brink – August 27, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC News And News from EIAR, Rome – August 27, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day in 1939, to a degree, resembles this day in 2013. Perhaps not as far reaching and all-engulfing as the events leading up to...

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Buying Friends And Influencing Destiny – August 22, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sec. of State Dean Rusk and C. Douglas Dillon – Press Conference re: Alliance For Progress – Aug. 22, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The popularity contest for Hearts and Minds was roaring full-speed ahead on this day in 1961. With...

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America Goes Wild – August 14, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – VJ Day celebrations – continuing – NBC Radio – August 14, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection After days of waiting, false reports, rumors, fits and starts, Japan finally agreed to the surrender terms and VJ day was announced on August...

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A Word Or Two From Juan Perón – July 6, 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Argentine President Juan Perón addresses the World – July 6, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Billed as “An Address to the World”, Argentine President Juan Perón went before microphones from the Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires to deliver a speech...