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Tagged: World War II

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With Bated Breath; Crossing The Rhine – March 25, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for March 25, 1945 News for this day in 1945 was given over entirely to the events taking place in Europe. The Allied armies had successfully crossed the Rhine, beginning early in the morning of March 25th. Most Radio outlets in...

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Years Of Crisis – 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room: Through A Glass Darkly Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Years of Crisis – 1958 In 1958 we were knee-deep in the Cold War with grumblings from Europe about a Common Market, or European Union. But on this edition of the year-end Reporters Roundup from CBS Radio; Years Of Crisis, the emphasis was...

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“Get It Over By Christmas” – The Week Ending November 28, 1950

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Week of November 28, 1950 No picnic, this week in November of 1950. Starting off with an out-of-control bus on a mountain road in Colorado to a much hoped-for “Final Push” in Korea, it was just a haywire week in...

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Turning A Corner – November 20, 1942

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for November 20, 1942 This day in 1942 was hopeful for the Allies. With news from the Pacific Theater of victory in the Solomon Islands sea battle and progress with fighting in New Guinea and progress in the Guadalcanal campaign. Advances...

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October 24, 1939 – The Challenge To Civilization – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: New York Herald Tribune Forum – Oct. 24, 1939 Almost two months into what would become World War 2 (before December 7th 1941 it was called “The War in Europe“), the question was circulating as to what where was the future heading,...

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The Fight For Freedom Committee – October 10, 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Fight For Freedom Committee – Oct. 10, 1941 As a counter-movement to the much publicized, isolationist and German-leaning America First Committee, the Fight For Freedom Committee was organized to end America’s neutrality in the War and to involve us militarily in the...