Tagged: World War I

The irony of remembrance 0

November 11, 1939 – With Dreaded Irony – A Veteran’s Day In Wartime.

No doubt the irony was more than a little pronounced, but this radio report didn’t mention anything about that. This report, from American correspondent Arthur Manne from the front “somewhere in France” described the goings-on, some four months into the new war. With British troops stationed in France, and reports...

0

Veteran’s Day – Armistice Day – Remembrance Day – November 11, 1937

Become a Patron! Even though this day has come to encompass all wars, it was originally intended to be the day commemorating the Big One. World War 1; the War to End All Wars. It was a day to commemorate the end of the one of the most devastating wars...

January 6, 1941- State Of The Union – FDR And Four Freedoms

Become a Patron! Seventy-nine years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered the annual State Of The Union Address which has become known as The Four Freedoms Address. FDR: “In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms....

London - September 19, 1939

September 19, 1939 – War In Europe: Day 17. Attacks, Advances, Denials.

Subscribers get a special deal: Become a Patron! Seventeen days into the start of the War in Europe, news of the day was filled with reports of attacks, advances, retreats, threats, addresses, assertions, denials, and casualties. Since the German-Russian alliance, Poland was being assaulted on two fronts. Hitler had earlier...

William Green - AFofL - 1939

AFofL President William Green – “Challenges To Democracy” – October 5, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

William Green – President, American Federal of Labor – “Challenges To Democracy” – October 5, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – William Green was President of the American Federal of Labor, before the merger with Congress Of Industrial Organizations, addressing a gathering on the subject “Challenges To Democracy”. October...

Sudeten Germans - September 1938

September 16, 1938 – A Land Called Sudeten. The Munich Crisis

September 16, 1938 – Report from Alistair Cooke – Report of Prime Minister Chamberlain leaving for Munich – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 16, 1938 – A period of several days where the possibility of another War in Europe hung precariously in the balance. The issue was over territories,...

Horst Stein

Claudio Arrau With Horst Stein And The Berlin Philharmonic In Music Of Berlioz, Weber, Strauss And Hindemith 1982 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Berlin Philharmonic – Horst Stein, guest Cond. – Claudio Arrau – piano – BPO Centenary season 1982 – Part 1 – RIAS Berlin Philharmonic – Horst Stein, guest Cond. – Claudio Arrau – piano – BPO Centenary season 1982 – Part 2 – RIAS More history this week, by way...

Rome - November 1947

November 15, 1947 – Winter Of Discontent

November 15, 1947 – NBC Radio – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 15, 1947 – An approaching Winter and a time of much discontent. The slow rebuilding of Europe was complicated by mass flooding which wiped out crops and added a severe food shortage...

Leon Blum - 1939

Leon Blum And The French View Of War – September 7, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

A shortwave broadcast talk by Premier of France, Leon Blum during the first week of hostilities on September 7, 1939. Leon Blum, who had the distinction of being the first Socialist and Jewish Premier of France, had the dubious distinction of guiding his country into yet another war; this one,...