Tagged: World War 2

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The Edge Of War – August 29-30, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio player: European News in English – Aug. 29-30, 1939 With a state of war literally hours away, and all diplomatic attempts failed, the world waited for the shooting to start. Here are three newscasts, in English via shortwave. The first is from Radio...

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Non-Aggression Pacts – August 24-25, 1939

Click on link here for Audio player: News for August 24, 1939 From Paris News of this day – and depending on where you were, it was either August 24th or 25th, was completely taken over by the surprising move on the part of the Soviet Union to enter into...

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FDR-Churchill Secret Summit-French Resistance Grows – August 15, 1941

Click on the link here for audio player: News for August 15, 1941 It was finally disclosed on this day in 1941 that British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had concluded a three day summit meeting with President Roosevelt “somewhere at sea” around the previous Sunday to discuss the War in...

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Call For Affordable Healthcare In 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Universal Healthcare Debate – Dec. 4, 1941 As a reminder of just how long the debate over affordable Healthcare has been going on, here is a panel discussion and Q&A from December 4,1941, featuring Dr. SS. Goldwater, City Hospital commissioner for New...

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Rumors And Conflicting Reports – August 8, 1941

Clink on the link here for Audio player: News for August 8, 1941 News for August 8, 1941 focused on the War in East with reports of German advances 130 miles into The Ukraine. Depending on who gave the accounts, the casualties were staggering. Germany claimed 200,000 Russian losses with...

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Not Like Any Other Day – August 6, 1945

Even though the most horrific event of the 20th Century had taken place many hours earlier, no word of it having taken place was mentioned. August 6th, 1945 was seemingly just another day in World War 2 as far as this newscast was concerned. With that in mind, the news...

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Dog Days Of War – Dog Days Of Summer – July 31, 1940

Click on the audio player here: News for July 31, 1940 As the Nation’s Capitol sweltered for its thirteenth consecutive day, this July 31st in 1940, the news was appropriately sparse and the events were comparatively few. Starting with news from London that overnight raids by German bombers on Southeast...

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July 3, 1945 – Walking Through The Ghost City

While the war in the Pacific continued, news of the Allies marking an official entry into Berlin provided a reminder that all would be over soon. News on this July 3rd in 1945 was highlighted by an extended report of American, British, French and Russian troops marching into the former...