Tagged: World War II

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October 20, 1957 – The Trouble With Algeria

October 20, 1957 – NBC Radio News: Algeria Aflame – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 20,1957 – The latest in a struggle for independence which began in 1954. The French colonial nation in Africa, part of that growing number of nation/colonies seeking a break with former European rule erupted...

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The Life And Times Of Chairman Mao – CBC – 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

CBC Radio – The Life And Times Of Chairman Mao – circa 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine, but perhaps because it has been some 41 years since his death, there are a lot of people don’t recall who Mao Tse-Tung was. And it was even...

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September 28, 1944 – Bold Efforts To Cut The War Short, But Maybe Not By Christmas

September 28, 1944 – NBC News of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 28, 1944 – Despite upbeat assessments and advances along some fronts, the expected crossing of the Siegfried Line into Germany hadn’t been accomplished yet. There was still plenty of resistance and it prompted Prime...

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Heaven 17 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – 1981 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

Heaven 17 – (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – 1981 – Virgin Records Heaven 17 – still around – still gigging. But in 1981 they released this song and they made it clear that, like so many felt at the time, the state of the world was going...

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June 17, 1951 – France Goes To The Polls – The French Elections Of 1951

French Elections of 1951 – NBC Radio: Yesterday,Today and Tomorrow – June 17, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sixty-six years ago today, France went to the polls. This time to elect the Second national Assembly of the Fourth Republic. After World War 2, the three major political parties...