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Top of the Ladder: Marine Operations in the Northern Solomons by Captain John C. Chapin, USMCR (Ret) "THIS PAMPHLET HISTORY, one in a series devoted to U.S. Marines in the World War II era, is published for the education and training of Marines by the History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., as a part of the U.S. Department of Defense observance of the 50th anniversary of victory in that war."
Topics: Marines in World War II Commemorative Series, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Solomon Islands,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Department of the Navy. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
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"This sound recording captures war correspondent John Cooper's report from a Navy cruiser in the Pacific. The report described the action aboard the ship during the first landing of U.S. troops on the island of Palau." National Archives Identifier:     2320084
Topics: WWII, Peleliu, Battle Of, Palau, 1944, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Palau, World War,...
Old Time Radio
by dont1961
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The Army was the original source of the V-Disc records, with their first  being issued in October of 1943. The Army’s V-Disc project provided a monthly 'care' package of music specially recorded for troops overseas. Soldiers fighting a far-flung war welcomed these musical snapshots of life back home.The V-Disc project actually began in June 1941 , six months before the United States' involvement in World War II, when Captain Howard Bronson was assigned to the Army's Recreation and Welfare...
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Topics: WWII, Bing Crosby, AFRS, OTR, Glenn Miller, Dick Haymes, Spike Jones, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Federal Communications Commission. Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service
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"This is a sound recording of an Italian radio broadcast, including a 15 - minute speech by Ezra Pound entitled 'Power' in which Pound said: The President hath power. The President has no legal power to enter into devious and secret agreements with foreign powers...To send the boys from Omaha to Singapore to die for British monopoly and brutality is not the act of an American patriot. " National Archives Identifier: 2194747
Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR, World War, 1939-1945, WWII, World War II, Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972, Pound, Ezra,...
WWII Archive
by Gayle, Gordon D; United States. Marine Corps. History and Museums Division
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Bloody Beaches: The Marines at Peleliu. BGen Gordon D. Gayle. USMC (Ret). "THIS PAMPHLET HISTORY, one in a series devoted to U.S. Marines in the World War II era, is published for the education and training of Marines by the History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., as a part of the U.S. Department of Defense observance of the 50th anniversary of victory in that war."
Topics: Marines in World War II Commemorative Series, WWII, World War II, USMC, US Marines, United States....
WWII Archive
by Haskell, Ruth G
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Lt. Ruth G. Haskell's 1944 memoir of WWII service in North Africa with the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Preface "Usually when one thinks of the Army in times such as these, a picture comes to mind of a stalwart group of fighting soldiers striding off to war. It is very true that Uncle Sam has many, many nephews in his service, but in these past three years he has also acquired many nieces. Included among the latter are the Army nurses. These are the girls who are striving to take the best care...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North, United States. -- Army Nurse Corps, Army...
WWII Archive
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Eyes Of The War: A Photographic Report Of World War II, Vol. II TABLE OF CONTENTS Japs Attack Pearl Harbor 1- 5 U. S. Marines Invade the Solomon Islands 6- 30 U. S. Army Invasion of the Aleutian Islands 31- 42 U. S. Invasion of New Guinea 43- 56 Gen. Doolittle's Surprise Bombing of Tokyo 57- 65 Invasion of Tarawa 66- 80 U. S. Troops Invade the Marshall Islands 81-96 Invasion of Peleliu Island 97-106 U. S. Conquest of Guam 107-115 U. S. Invasion of Saipan 116-131 Invasion and Conquest of the...
Topics: WWII, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Pictorial Works, World War, 1939-1945, World War...
WWII Archive
by Kane, Robert J., 1937-; Johnstone, John H. (John Harold), 1921-
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A Brief History of the 2d Marines by Cpt. Robert J Kane and John H Johnstone "A Brief History of the 2d Marines is a concise narrative of regiments bearing the designation "2d" prior to 1913, and of the 2d Marines since its initial organization over a half-century ago. Official records and an update of appropriate historical works were used in compiling this revised chronicle. It is published for the information of those interested in events in which the 2d Marines have...
Topics: Marine Corps Regimental Histories Series, United States. -- Marine Corps -- Marines, 2nd --...
WWII Archive
by Kenney, George C. (George Churchill), 1889-1977
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"THIS IS the story of an extraordinary character. Incidentally, he was one of the great heroes of the Southwest Pacific in World War II, a mechanical genius, and one of the finest storytellers I have ever known. His deeds were real. His stories were often fantasies but they and the recital of his actual accomplishments will be told and retold as long as any of his comrades-in-arms are still alive and then will be handed down to succeeding generations of airmen. Pappy Gunn is already a...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, American, Kenney, George C. (George Churchill),...
Short Format Films
by Leon Schlesinger
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Original description: "Public domain Looney Tunes cartoon featuring Daffy fighting the Nazis."
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Topics: Daffy Duck, Looney Tunes, Daffy, WWII, Hitler, Nazi, Nazis
Short Format Films
by Milton Sperling
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An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, this 20 minute Technicolor production unfolds with graphic energy the nearly month long battle for Iwo Jima, a volcanic island lying 700 miles southeast of Japan, in which 20000 Japanese and nearly 7000 American fighting men were killed, a struggle eternalized by Joe Rosenthal's photograph of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising a giant U.S. flag atop 550 foot high Mt. Suribachi, cinematically captured here in this well-edited (by Warner Bros.)...
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Topics: WWII, Marine Corps, Iwo Jima
The Lum Edwards Collection
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
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AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH THE EYES OF RADIO Through the magic of radio this unique collection of shows captures American History like no other medium can. From dramatizations of events prior to the formation of the United States and our fight for freedom from England through manifest destiny and our push to the Pacific Ocean. From live radio broadcasts of a date which will live in infamy to the resignation of a defeated and humiliated President and so much more. These shows will offer hours of...
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Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, American History...
WWII Archive
by Simms, Lynn L; United States. Army Logistics Management Center
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"They Have Seen The Elephant": Veterans' Remembrances From World War II For The 40th Anniversary Of V-E Day, 1985. Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives, American, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945, World...
WWII Archive
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United Newsreel (U.S. Office of War Information) news from May - July 1944: Allies Win Myitkyina Airstrip [17 May 1944] U.S. Service Women Tour Egypt   All U.S. Guns in Normandy Barrage [4 July] Final Stages of Saipan Battle [June 1944] National Archives description "Part 1, transport planes and gliders land troops on Myitkyina airstrip in northern Burma. Shows Gen. Stilwell and Gen. Frank Merrill. Lt. Col. Seagrave operates on wounded in a field hospital. Part 2, U.S. service women...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Burma, United...
WWII Archive
by United States Army. Air Corps
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U.S. Army Air Corps Technical Manual TM 1-219 Basic Photography 1941-07-01. "This manual serves as a reference to basic photographic principles and to the technique of military photography. It includes elementary photography, chemistry, sensitized materials, optics, filters, photographic sensitometry, ground camera photography, negative making, printing, copying, lantern slides, color photography, and laboratory operations." OCR is not that great. Digitized by Google Books.
Topics: WWII, World War II, Technical Manual, Field Manual, United States. -- Army -- Aviation --...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army
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U.S. Army newsreel Combat Bulletin # 48 detailing combat activities in March of 1943. Title Cards: ETO: Air Support On Western Front ETO: Shangri-La ETO: Activities In European Theatre Of Operations ETO: British Jet Plane Pacific: Second Airfield Taken On Iwo Pacific: Ryukyus Attacked North America: M-69 Incendiary Bomb India-Burma: Capture Lashio And Mandalay Description from the National Archives: "Part 1: 8th AAF fighters strafe enemy planes in France. Part 2 (CB only): Shows...
Topics: Combat Bulletin, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army
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Baptism of Fire is an US Army documentary that addresses the anxiety associated with going into combat for the first time. Part of the WWII U.S. Army "Fighting Men" series of films. This 1943 Army training film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1944: WINNER Desert Victory: (British Ministry of Information) NOMINEES Baptism of Fire: (U.S. Army Fighting Men Series) The Battle of Russia: (Special Service Division of the War Dept.) Report from the Aleutians: (U.S....
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, 1944 Academy Award Nominee For Best Documentary, Features, World War II,...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army Air Forces
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U.S. Army Air Forces Combat Film Report # CF-558 Jungle Maneuvers In The Pacific. National Archives description: "An Army Air Forces officer delivers a lecture to troops in the field. Riflemen and flame-throwing tanks and troops advance through the jungle. Snipers and light machine gun fire. 'Wounded' are brought in on stretchers." As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a...
Topics: WWII, Army Air Forces -- Combat Film Report, United States. Army Air Forces, United States. -- Army...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division; United States. War Dept; United States. Navy Dept
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"YOU and your outfit have come to New Caledonia not only as friends to help guard the strategic interest of the United Nations in a distant and vital corner of the world, but virtually as discoverers." Digitized by Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/
Topics: WWII, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- New Caledonia, US Army, Field Manual, United...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division; United States. War Dept; United States. Navy Dept
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"You have been ordered to Iraq (i - RAHK) as part of the world-wide offensive to beat Hitler... American success or failure in Iraq may well depend on whether the Iraqis (as the people are called) like American soldiers or not... Herr Hitler knows he's licked if the peoples united against him stand their ground."
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Middle East, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, United...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army Service Forces. Special Service Division; United States. War Department; United States. Navy Department
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"You are going away from home on an important mission -- to meet Hitler and beat him on his own ground. For the time being you will be the guest of Northern Ireland." Digitized by Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Great Britain, World War, 1939-1945, World War II,...
WWII Archive
by United States. Army Signal Corps’ Army Pictorial Service
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The Army-Navy Screen Magazine Number 31, 1944 01 5th Army Mobile Expeditionary Station : Short film about the Armed Forces Network and 5th Army Mobile Expeditionary Radio Station. 02 Honorable Discharge : Short film about wounded veterans, including paratrooper Ralph Gordon or Borden (?), Robert Butler, ex-boxer Salvatore Grimaldi or Grinaldi(?). Shows the wedding ceremony of the latter. Can't quite place the familiar narrator [edit: figured it out - Jackson Beck from Superman]. 03 Private...
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Topics: The Army-Navy Screen Magazine, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy,...
WWII Archive
by United States. Children's Bureau
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"The war takes away toys made of rubber and steel and plastics, toys made by machines and men needed for making urgent war supplies. The war sometimes means moving families into cramped quarters that make adequate play space hard to find. The war takes away fathers and makes mothers find extra work outside the home. In time of war it takes thought and careful planing by parents to see that children's needs are met as well as conditions will allow." Digitized by Central University...
Topics: WWII, Toys -- United States -- 20th century, Toy making -- 20th century, World War, 1939-1945,...
WWII Archive
by United States. Department of the Treasury
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Uncommon Valor 1955 "The raising of the flag on Iwo Jima in World War II, a moment of history captured on film, inspired sculptor Felix deWeldon to create a great memorial for the nation's capital....Narrated by Raymond Massey and the late Tyrone Power, with background music by the Marine Corps Band" National Archives Identifier: 5686155 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider...
Topics: WWII, DeWeldon, Felix G. W. 1907-, USMC, Tyrone Power, World War II, Raymond Massey, Iwo Jima,...
WWII Archive
by United States. Eastern Signal Corps School (Fort Monmouth, N.J.)
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"The American Army is depending on the Signal Corps to deliver the goods. You are an important part of the Signal Corps. Don't fall down on the job. Be proud that vou have a tough job to do and be proud that you are man enough to do it." Digitized by The U.S. Army CECOM Historical Office http://cecom.army.mil/historian/
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army -- Signal Corps -- History, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army,...
WWII Archive
by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #15966 National Archives description "1) LS PAN Battle-scarred area at Peleliu Island; smoke coming from patch of trees.2) LS LVT, parked in a patch of shrubbery, smoldering.3) MS Two men carrying box of 20 rockets between them.4) LA MS Marine advances over hill and out of sight.5) MS Manchine gun nest firing.6) MS Man fires bazooka.7) LS Battle area; smoke stop ridge.8) CU Man firing M-1 rifle.9) MS Man firing motter.10) MCU Two men firing mortar.11) LS Up...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Peleliu, Battle Of, Palau, 1944, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval...
WWII Archive
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Naval Photographic Center film #5562. National Archives description: "1) MS Formation of TBMs & F4Fs passes-SV.2) GV-MS Ships bombard Is.-SV.3) MS LCVPs underway to beach.4) LS APs in rend. area.5) MS SOC passes.6) LS LVTs on beach landing troops.7) MS AP.8) AV Waves of LCs underway, LSTs BG.9) AVO-Pan LVTs & LCVPs on shore & going to shore-SV.10) AVL LCVPs land troops on beach (good-SV).11) AV LCVPs circling in rend. area.12) AV Wave of LCVPs underway to beach-SV. (good).13)...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Palau --...
WWII Archive
by United States. Navy
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1945 U.S. Navy film MN-5051J, Fury In The Pacific . This film about the battle at Pelelieu was used to sell war bonds. "This is a record of an amphibious landing, a joint operation by the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, the Air Forces, and the Coast Guard. Shown for the first time, it typifies the fury and violence of war in the Pacific." Description at National Archives: "On the capture of Pelelieu and Angaur in the Palau Islands, enumerating the cost in lives and munitions required....
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Palau -- Peleliu Island, World War, 1939-1945 --...
WWII Archive
by United States. Office of Facts and Figures; United States. Office of War Information
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Guide for radio stations, to aid in effective war news programming and inflation fighting. Digitized by Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Radio broadcasting -- United States, World War II, World War,...
WWII Archive
by United States. Office of War Information; American Council on Public Affairs
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Victory Bulletin, Vol. 05, No. 12 1944-04-03 "Official weekly publication of the Office of War Information." "designed to promote the spread of authoritative facts and significant opinions concerning social and economic problems. Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Periodicals, World War II, World...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department
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TM 1-900 Mathematics For Air Crew Trainees 1943-02-26 Section I. General 2 II. Fundamental operations 3-19 III. Algebra 20-27 IV. Scales 28-31 V. Graphs 32-36 VI. Angular measurement 37-40 VII. Vectors 41-49 Appendix. Miscellaneous units and conversion factors 80 Index 83 Section I GENERAL Purpose and scope 1 Materials 2 Digitized by Google Books
Topics: WWII, World War II, Technical Manual, Field Manual, World War, 1939-1945, Mathematics -- Handbooks,...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department
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DA PAM 21-26 You're On Your Way Home! 1945-01-03. "This booklet is for the assistance and information of men who are on their way back to America for treatment, surgery, or rest in an Army hospital. Its purpose is to anticipate and answer the questions which are certain to come into the minds of these men. If there are other questions, medical personnel will try to answer them. The policy of the United States Army is to do its utmost for the comfort, happiness, and complete recovery of men...
Topics: DA pam, World War, 1939-1945, WWII, Hospitals, Military -- History -- United States, Department of...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department
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DA PAM 31-182 The Problem of German Youth Under Military Government 1944-07-29 "CONFIDENTIAL SUMMARY 1. The control of German youth is concentrated in the hands of the Hitler Youth, which directly supervises all youth activities and which cooperates with other Party organizations and state agencies on all matters of youth guidance and welfare. Children and juveniles in or out of school are subject to political and ideological indoctrination. 2. The break-down of Nazi controls will set free...
Topics: DA pam, Department of the Army Pamphlet, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945, Denazification,...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Department. General Staff
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FM 72-20 War Department Field Manual, Jungle Warfare 1944-10-27 "In jungle warfare, the soldier often fights two enemies: man and nature. The elimination of nature as an enemy and the use of the jungle itself as an ally are training objectives fully as important as the elimination of the human enemy. The soldier must be trained not to fight the jungle; he must be capable of living successfully in it and making it work for him against the human enemy. Health, hygiene, sanitation, jungle...
Topics: WWII, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, World War, 1939-1945, Field Manual, United...
WWII Archive
by United States. War Dept
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TM 20-205 Dictionary Of United States Army Terms 1944-01-18 "The DICTIONARY OF U. S. ARMY TERMS is a working dictionary for a working Army. It is intended to assist in reaching a more nearly common understanding of the meaning of military terms. It is designed especially for the men who are writing or revising training literature, who are using training literature in the instruction of troops, and as far as it is available to them, for the men who are being trained." Digitized by...
Topics: Technical Manual, WWII, World War II, Field Manual, United States. Army, Military Art And Science...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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In 1942, CBS produced a series of six 15-minute programs that were broadcast from Army camps around the country. Each episode of What Are We Fighting For? contains a remarkable speech; my favorite is Alvin C. York's: 01 The Road To War - Edward R. Murrow at West Point, New York 02 What Pearl Harbor Means To Me - Lee White at Ft. George Meade, Maryland 03 Your Enemies, The Fascists - William L. Shirer at Fort Belvoir, Virginia (no open nor close) 04 The Russians Are Our Kind Of People - Quentin...
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Patriotism, Old Time Radio, Citizenship, Shirer, William L....
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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Martha Wilkerson (AKA G.I. Jill) hosted a couple shows on the United States government-produced Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). One program she hosted was G.I. Jive ( http://archive.org/details/AfrsG.i.Jive ) and another was Jill's All-Time Jukebox, which ran concurrent to the other show during part of its run (she mentions it during G.I. Jive). Also see The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 55 (1945) here on Archive.org. I only have 5 Jill's All-Time Jukebox shows :( but there are some real gems....
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Old Time Radio, Swing, Big Band, World War II, Jazz, AFRS, WWII, GI Jill
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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NPR has said that Vox Pop was the first "Quiz Show" but that was sort of peripheral to the show, which was produced in a different location each week. It billed itself as the "premier audience participation show" and now these short interviews provide a keyhole glimpse into the era in which it was created. You can read more about Vox Pop here: http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/patc/quizshow/index.html http://www.digitaldeliftp.com/DigitalDeliToo/dd2jb-Vox-Pop.html...
Topics: 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1948, Vox Pop, World War, 1939-1945, Nixon, Richard M....
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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1944 NBC broadcast of the Ben Hecht & Kurt Weill Holocaust "dramatic pageant" We Will Never Die . Live from the Hollywood Bowl. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has a couple web pages about this production: " Kurt Weill and We Will Never Die " http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007047 " We Will Never Die: Shattering the Silence Surrounding the Holocaust " http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007036 The program had a cast of 1,000...
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War II, 1944, WWII, Holocaust, Old Time Radio, The Shoah, Ben Hecht,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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News from 1942. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1942 news file dump. Any typo or error is mine.
Topics: WWII, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, World War II: Homefront, Corregidor, 1942, News,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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Keep 'em Rolling was a Mutual Broadcasting System show that featured a play each week. Time Magazine said it was sponsored by the Office for Emergency Management (link http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,795612,00.html behind a paywall but you can see part of it). Keep 'em Rolling is also mentioned in this ebook on Archive.org, Radio in wartime: http://archive.org/details/radioinwartime00dryerich ...but any typo or error is mine. :)
Topics: World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945, Anna Neagle, Kenny Baker, Charles Bickford, Bea...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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Speaking of Liberty was sponsored by "the Council on Democracy" and broadcast by the NBC Red network. Rex Stout hosted a variety of guests who were "speaking of liberty." The show aired for an an initial series of episodes and the audience response was so positive, the show returned for "Round 2." There are a lot of typos and misinformation out there regarding the guests on these shows; hopefully this will clear things up: 01 Carl Van Doren Historian & author...
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Old Time Radio, Liberty, World War II: Homefront, Patriotism, World War II,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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America Looks Abroad was a 15-minute news and commentary show produced by the nonpartisan American Foreign Policy Association (FPA.org) and broadcast on NBC. ...sounds boring but this show aired 1939 through May of 1941 (according to Otrpedia), which was when the USA was grappling with neutrality, lend lease etc. so.... Hindsight is 20/20.
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Lend-lease operations (1941-1945), Neutrality, 1940, 1941, World War II, Old...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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The Voice of the Army was produced by the U.S. Army Recruiting Publicity Bureau. Dates are approximate. "Names on the List" was written by Cpl. Jacques Finke and Cpl. Donald Agger, and won an Ohio State Citation in 1945. 1944-xx-xx AFRS Voice of the Army 213 Names on the List Helen Hayes.mp3 1944-xx-xx AFRS Voice of the Army 214 Hospital Train Helen Hayes.mp3 1945-xx-xx AFRS Voice of the Army 269 Report Number B-129 Frank Lovejoy.mp3 1946-xx-xx AFRS Voice of the Army 303 Killroy Was...
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Topics: AFRS, OTR, Old Time Radio, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, Bill Stern, Ethel Smith, Bob Thomas,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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The NBC program WORDS AT WAR is one of my very very favorite old time radio shows. I don't have all episodes available (disabled & can't afford to buy OTR), but here are the episodes that I do have. Enjoy. :D Correct episode names are from the helpful Digital Deli OTR site: http://www.digitaldeliftp.com/DigitalDeliToo/dd2jb-Words-At-War.html Additional research is my own, though I ran out of steam. :) About the Episodes *****EPISODE 01: 1943-06-24 NBC Words At War 01 Combined Operations The...
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Topics: Words at War, World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial Operations, World War II,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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News from 1945. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1945 news file dump. Plus some V-Discs. Any typo or error is mine. ...if you like my uploads / Demonoid torrents please consider donating to a veteran's charity of your choice, thank you. Especially if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files. :D
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Topics: WWII, Tokyo Rose, 1916-2006, Ardennes, Battle Of The, 1944-1945, Iwo Jima, Battle Of, Japan, 1945,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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June 1945 radio interview with torpedoman Alfred E. Amos of Hartford CT & gunner's captain Stanley J. Olander of Manchester CT - survivors of the USS Franklin (CV-13).
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives, American, Old Time Radio, OTR,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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News from 1941. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1941 news file dump. Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: World War II: Homefront, Tobruk, Battles of, Tobruk, Libya, 1941-1942, World War, 1939-1945 --...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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The June 18, 1944 CBS episode of Wings Over Jordan is interrupted by news from Normandy. Bill Downs reports on the continued battles of Operation Overlord. Partial program I believe?
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, Bill...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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The Jubilee! radio show was broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) and featured "Negro" performers. The dates on these files, show numbers, as well as some performer's names, came from the Jubilee! transcription pages by Carl Hallstrom & Bo Scherman: http://home.swipnet.se/dooji/jubilee.htm The Radio Gold Index http://www.radiogoldindex.com DB was helpful too. Any typo or error is mine. :D
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, African American, World War, 1939-1945, World War II,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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"This sound recording is of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 'Quarantine' speech at Chicago, Illinois. During the speech, Roosevelt said '... the will for peace on the part of peace-loving nations must express itself to the end that nations that may be tempted to violate their agreements and the rights of others will desist from such a course.'" National Archives Identifier: 2173162
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Topics: WWII, Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945, World War, 1939-1945, Lend-lease...
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The episode follows the French campaign in 1944 from the beaches in Normandy to the libaration of Paris
Topics: WWII, Short, Documentary