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WWII Era Audio Recordings
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News from 1944. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1944 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: World War, 1939-1945, Old Time Radio, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy,...
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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,...
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News from 1940. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1940 news file dump. Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, London (England) -- History -- Bombardment, 1940-1941, WWII, Old Time Radio,...
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News from the 1930's  I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1930's news file dump. Plus some sports and band remotes.  Also included is the infamous radio show episode with the Arch Oboler "Adam and Eve" skit that got Mae West banned from radio. Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: OTR, Old Time Radio, 1924, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, WWII, World War...
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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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
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News from the 1970's I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1970's news file dump. Plus some talk shows and specials. Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, News, Cold War, AFVN, Energy Crisis,...
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News from 1943. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1943 news file dump. Plus some V-Discs. Any typo or error is mine.
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Old Time Radio, Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965, Roosevelt, Franklin D....
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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News from 1947. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1947 news file dump. Plus some talk shows and specials. Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: 1947, House Un-American Activities Committee, Old Time Radio, World War II: Postwar issues, News,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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News from 1939. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1939 news file dump. Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: World War II: Homefront, World War II, Old Time Radio, World War, 1939-1945, News, River Plate,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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News from the 1950's I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1950's news file dump. Plus some talk shows and specials. Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: Baseball, HUAC, Korean War, 1950-1953, News, OTR, Old Time Radio, Cold War, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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G.I. Jive was a 15-minute music program that was produced & broadcast by the U.S. government via the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) radio network. Early shows had a variety of hosts: Frank Nelson, Lester Jay, and popular pin-up girls like Donna Reed were guest DJs. In 1943, G.I. Jill (Martha Wilkerson) took over behind the mike, and according to the AFRTS Archive blog , G.I. Jive became the most popular show on AFRS. (Also see Jill's All-Time Jukebox and The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 55...
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Topics: GI Jive, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, WWII, AFRS, GI Jill, Jazz, Big Band, Swing, Old Time...
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One Night Stand was a program of live music ("remotes") that was produced & broadcast by the U.S. government via the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) radio network. It featured the popular bands of the day and some lesser-known groups. Some of the vocalists: Meredith Blake, Liz Tilton, Anita O'Day, Helen Ward, Eugenie Baird, Bob Anthony, Thelma Carpenter, Jimmy Rushing, Earle Warren, Dinah Washington, Kitty Kallen, Rosetta Williams, Doris Day, Kay Starr, et al. The Radio Gold...
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War II, WWII, AFRS, Big Band, Swing, Jazz, OTR, Vaughn Monroe, Charlie...
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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News from 1938. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1938 news file dump. Plus roller derby. :) Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: Chamberlain, Neville, 1869-1940, Munich Four-Power Agreement -- (1938), OTR, Czechoslovakia --...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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News from the 1960's I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1960's news file dump. Plus some talk shows and specials. Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, News, Detroit, JFK, RFK, MLK, Cold War,...
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One hundred American Thanksgiving holiday-themed OTR shows and/or V-Discs. Happy Thanksgiving, whenever it is that your particular country celebrates gratitude. :) These are not from the PC-era so, warning. (Any error or typo is mine.)
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Topics: Thanksgiving, OTR, Old Time Radio, Turkey Day, Turkey
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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Proudly We Hail was a syndicated Cold War / JET AGE! / Korean War-era radio program that was produced by the US government to promote Army, WAC, and Air Force recruitment. It featured radio dramas in a variety of genres - SciFi, patriotic, true stories, biographical, etc. It was also broadcast on AFRS. Some of these files suffered from that curious practice (that some companies that sell OTR have undertaken) of slightly slowing down the speed of the broadcast. It lengthens the episode length...
Topics: AFRS, Korean War, 1950-1953, Cold War, OTR, Old Time Radio, WAC, United States. Army, United...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Education Division. Office of Education
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"This sound recording captures an address by May-Ling Soong Chiang, wife of Chiang Kai-shek, on the subject of American-Chinese relations and the war effort." National Archives Identifier: 2209240
Topics: WWII, Chiang, May-ling Soong, 1897-2003, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Old Time Radio, OTR
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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News from 1948. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1948 news file dump. Plus some talk shows and specials. Any typo or error is mine.
Topics: 1948, Marshall Plan, Reconstruction (1939-1951), News, Berlin Blockade, Operation Vittles, Old Time...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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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,...
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News from 1946. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1946 news file dump. Plus some V-Discs & specials. Any typo or error is mine.
Topics: 1946, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, Isaac Woodard, Nuremberg Trial of Major German War...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Federal Communications Commission. Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service
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"This sound recording captures a Japanese broadcast to Allied forces in the South Pacific. The broadcast contained music; war news and commentary; music with "Ann the Orphan," Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese-American dubbed "Tokyo Rose" by the American military; news from the United States, including news of the Presidential campaign; music; and commentary." National Archives Identifier: 2292471
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Topics: Tokyo Rose, 1916-2006, Old Time Radio, World War, 1939-1945, OTR, WWII, World War II, World War,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by National Broadcasting Company, Inc.
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"This sound recording captures a KGU newsman's report from a rooftop in Honolulu to the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) in New York, in which he described the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, damage suffered, and the fighting still in progress." National Archives Identifier: 2192572
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Old Time Radio, OTR, Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack On,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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The Eisenhower Years was a 13-part radio documentary that was produced by Kansas State University in 1969 & 1970. According to Kansas Cooperative Extension Service History, 1914-1989 , " It was aired over the K-State Radio Network, the National Educational Radio Network (the fore-runner of National Public Radio), and the Voice of America ." I've tagged these files with "1970" & "VOA." Any typo or error is mine. :)
Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978, Ike, Roscoe Drummond,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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Basil Rathbone hosted this series of "The World's Greatest Mysteries." BasilRathbone.net gives the show a date of 1957. Files via jimsplayground.com 195X-XX-XX Europe Confidential 031 Blackmailed Spy Affair.mp3 195X-XX-XX Europe Confidential 032 Missing Bullfighter Affair.mp3 195X-XX-XX Europe Confidential 033 Weinriche Affair.mp3 195X-XX-XX Europe Confidential 034 Judy Diamond Affair.mp3 195X-XX-XX Europe Confidential 035 Senator Payne Affair.mp3 195X-XX-XX Europe Confidential...
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Topics: Basil Rathbone, OTR, World's Greatest Mysteries, Europe Confidential, Old Time Radio, Cold War
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Department of the Interior. Office of the Secretary
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"This sound recording captures Adolf Hitler's address before a Nazi Congress in Nuremberg. The speech is in German, with English recapitulations at intervals. American commentator H. V. Kaltenborn discussed the speech and its potential effect on world peace." National Archives Identifier: 2173183
Topics: WWII, Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- Territorial Questions -- Germany, World War...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Department of the Interior. Office of the Secretary
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"This sound recording is a Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) public service program which featured Sergeant Alvin C. York, World War I veteran, speaking from Knoxville, Tennessee; and Richard Martin Scheuns, Sr., a German-American veteran of World War I, speaking from Memphis, Tennessee. Barry Kroger [SIC Berry Kroeger] was the narrator." National Archives Identifier: 2194748 ...Sgt. York's speech begins at about 14:00.
Topics: WWII, York, Alvin Cullum, 1887-1964, World War, 1939-1945, OTR, World War II, Old Time Radio
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5 horse race broadcasts, which feature Seabiscuit. I'm not sure the provenance of these....
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Topics: Seabiscuit, Old Time Radio, 1940, 1938, 1937, Sports: Horse Racing, Sports, OTR
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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1944 Esquire All-American Jazz Concert at the Metropolitan Opera House, broadcast on NBC Blue and also AFRS as part of " One Night Stand ." This was the first jazz concert at the Met and it probably wouldn't have happened if it hadn't been a War Bond Drive. (Admission was paid in War Bonds.) NY Times' article headline: " 3,600 BUY BONDS AT JAZZ SESSION; $650,000 Raised for War by Sale of Tickets to Concert of Esquire's Band. " It was also mentioned in The Billboard...
Topics: OTR, Teddy Wilson, World War II: Homefront, Jack Teagarden, War Bonds, Art Tatum, WWII, Oscar...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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A collection of the marches and martial music extracted from the set of V-Discs that I've uploaded to Archive.org. Since the gov't produced and distributed these records they are public domain but if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice. Thanks. :)
Topics: Bands (Music), V-Discs, WWII, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, Marches (Orchestra)
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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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
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News from 1949. I usually share these via torrent but I don't think all these files are available on archive.org so here's a 1949 news file dump. Plus some talk shows and specials. Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: 1949, NATO, Baseball, OTR, Old Time Radio, Cold War, News
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Office for Emergency Management. Office of Price Administration. Editorial Division
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WJR news about allied landings in North Africa, then "In Our Opinion" roundtable discussion on gasoline rationing. National Archives Identifier: 2205856
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North, WJR, Rationing -- United States, OTR,...
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"This sound recording captures African - American contralto Marian Anderson's performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The free open - air Easter Sunday concert was organized after Anderson was denied permission to sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The recording also features an introductory speech by Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes, in which he decried prejudice in the United...
Topics: Marian Anderson, Old Time Radio, Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993, OTR
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by National Broadcasting Company, Inc.
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"This sound recording of the surrender of Japan includes the surrender ceremony and statements by President Harry S. Truman, General Douglas MacArthur, and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. General MacArthur opened the surrender ceremony aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, presided over the signing, and closed the ceremony. Newscasters Webley Edwards and Merrill Mueller described the proceedings. President Harry S. Truman addressed the American people from the White House after the...
Topics: WWII, World War II, Edwards, Webley, 1902-1977, Mueller, Merrill, 1916-1980, Nimitz, Chester W....
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by United States. War Department
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"This is a sound recording of Benito Mussolini as he read Italy's declaration of war against Great Britain and France. The recording is in Italian." National Archives Identifier: 2174239 http://research.archives.gov/description/2174239
Topics: WWII, Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy, World War,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by United States. War Department
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Audio extracted from the United States War Department Film Bulletin #89, War Bonds . The film is in poor shape so  just the audio has been uploaded here. National Archives description: "Reel 1, Generals Brehon Somervell and Howard K. Loughry speak on the value of war bond purchases by Army personnel. Reel 2, shows activities at the Army War Bond office in Chicago, following operations from the arrival of Class B allotment applications to the mailing of bonds. Shows how office machinery...
Topics: Film Bulletin, Somervell, Brehon Burke, 1892-1955, WWII, World War II, War Bonds, World War,...
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 Office for Emergency Management. Office of Alien Property Custodian.
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"This sound recording is a compilation of several excerpts from a German-American Bund rally in which leader Fritz Kuhn addressed a crowd at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. In it, he remarked: We, the German-American Bund, organized as American citizens with American ideals and determined to protect ourselves, our homes, our wives and children against the slimy conspirators who would change this glorious republic into the inferno of a Bolshevik paradise. " National Archives...
Topics: WWII, OTR, Old Time Radio, National Socialism, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945, World...
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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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 Federal Communications Commission. Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service
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"This is a sound recording of "Berlin to North America," a German radio broadcast in English, that was a communique from Adolf Hitler's headquarters that included the Supreme Commander's report on German military operations, read by an unidentified announcer, "Lord Haw Haw" (William Joyce). Also included in this recording, is a propaganda broadcast to Great Britain." National Archives Identifier: 2194735
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Topics: OTR, Old Time Radio, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, WWII, Joyce, William, 1906-1946
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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Special syndicated OWI program that promoted gas rationing. Starring Jack Benny, Dinah Shore, Eddie Cantor, Paul Whiteman, & Burns & Allen. Any typo or error is mine.
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Rationing -- United States, WWII, World War II: Homefront, OTR, Old Time...
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
by Federal Communications Commission. Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service
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"This sound recording of a Berlin broadcast to Allied forces contained the war news report "Surpassing the Enemy's Head Start" by Reich Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels; "Home Sweet Home" read by a Nazi commentator; and a program consisting of American music and comments by "Midge," Mildred Elizabeth Gillars, an American citizen dubbed "Axis Sally" by the American military." National Archives Identifier: 2292468
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Topics: WWII, Old Time Radio, Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Gillars,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Office for Emergency Management. Office of Price Administration. Editorial Division.
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"This sound recording captures a radio discussion of fuel oil rationing in the New England area, and the conversion of oil heating units to coal. The speakers heard are Leon Henderson, Office of Price Administration (OPA) Administrator; James Kernnedy, Chairman of the War Price and Rationing Board of Middleboro, Massachusetts; Mrs. Arthur W. Flint; and Luther R. Harris." National Archives Identifier:     2205858
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Old Time Radio, OTR, Rationing -- United States
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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Jack Benny USO Show from Cairo, Egypt on September 13, 1943. Not sure if this was broadcast on AFRS?
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, United Service Organizations (U.S.), World War II, 1943, WWII, OTR, Jack...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Department of State. Bureau of European Affairs. Office of Eastern European Affairs.
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National Archives Identifier: 2198604
Topics: WWII, Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Old Time Radio, OTR
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information
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National Archives Identifier:   2353538
Topics: WWII, Capitulations, Military, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy, World War, 1939-1945,...
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 Era Audio Recordings
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"This sound recording of Prime Minister Churchill's address to Congress includes the remark: 'I cannot help reflecting that if my father had been American and my mother British, instead of the other way 'round, I might have got here on my own.'" ARC Identifier 2194729
Topics: WWII, Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965, World War, 1939-1945, Old Time Radio, OTR, World War II,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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1947 ABC radio musical documentary, which features Jiminy Cricket, Donald Duck, and the 7 Dwarfs. This musical documentary was based upon the "America's Needs and Resources" white paper by the Twentieth Century Fund liberal think tank. (!) (We'll do less work and be more prosperous in 1960 thanks to our natural resources and improved labor relations.) There's more about this documentary here: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/mehrlich/www/utopia.htm
Topics: 1947, Jiminy Cricket, Donald Duck, 1960, Old Time Radio, Walt Disney, Twentieth Century Fund, The...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Bradley, John G. (John Grover), 1886-1974
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ARC Identifier 1436350
Topics: WWII, Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945, World War, 1939-1945, World War II,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Columbia Broadcasting System, inc.
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"This is a sound recording of Winston Churchill's first speech to the nation as Prime Minister of Great Britain. The address was broadcast from London, and in it Churchill said: 'Behind us, behind the armies and fleets of Britain and France, gather a group of shattered states and bludgeoned races ... upon all of whom the long night of barbarism will descend, unbroken even by a star of hope, unless we conquer, as conquer we must, as conquer we shall.' Elmer Davis of Columbia Broadcasting...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Old Time Radio, OTR, Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Columbia Broadcasting System, inc.
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ARC Identifier 2173204
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, OTR, Lindbergh, Charles Augustus, Old Time Radio
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This jazz concert was Emcee'd by Orson Welles and featured Duke Ellington & his Orchestra, the Nat "King" Cole Trio, and Woody Herman & his Orchestra. Here's an ad in Billboard http://books.google.com/books?id=cxgEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PT16
Topics: 1946, Woody Herman, Swing, Big Band, Duke Ellington, Orson Welles, Nat King Cole, Jazz
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Department of the Interior. Office of the Secretary
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"This sound recording captures a speech by Mary Anderson, Director of the Labor Women's Bureau, on American and British women's contribution to the war effort. She discussed women's pre - war difficulties getting into industry, their usefulness once employed, and the types of jobs women took. Anderson also urged equal wages for women in war plants." National Archives Identifier:     1772533
Topics: WWII, Old Time Radio, World War, 1939-1945, OTR, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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Jim Hawthorne's AFRS show, The Hawthorne Thing, plus promos. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hawthorne/84800724720
Topics: Jim Hawthorne, Hoganites, OTR, AFRS, The Hawthorne Show, Old Time Radio
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by National Broadcasting Company, Inc.
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National Archives Identifier:     2211773
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Old Time Radio, OTR, Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by WA4CZD
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Here are some radio broadcasts of the Kentucky Derby horse race in Louisville, Kentucky and a few related old time radio shows. More broadcasts can be found at http://www.lkyradio.com/WHASKentuckyDerby.htm
Topics: Sports: Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, Old Time Radio, Sports, OTR, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1945, 1946,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Office for Emergency Management. Office of Price Administration. Editorial Division
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Paul O'Leary Discussing The New Point Rationing System Of Canned And Packaged Goods, 12-31-1942 National Archives Identifier: 2205887
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, O'Leary, Paul M. (Paul Martin) 1901-1997, World War II, Old Time Radio,...
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1939 partial episode of the CBS program Wings Over Jordan. Dr. David Jones speaks on The Place of the Negro Woman in American Life and quotes a poem. Partial episode I believe?
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Topics: 1939, OTR, Langston Hughes, Wings Over Jordan, Old Time Radio
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by National Broadcasting Company, Inc.
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National Archives Identifier: 2192584
Topics: WWII, Kaltenborn, H. V. (Hans von), 1878-1965, OTR, Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack On, 1941, World...
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....
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Old Time Radio, Swing, Big Band, World War II, Jazz, AFRS, WWII, GI Jill
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Willis, Raymond E. (Raymond Eugene), 1875-1956
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National Archives Identifier: 2174977
Topics: WWII, Willis, Raymond E. (Raymond Eugene), 1875-1956, Lend-lease Operations (1941-1945), World War,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Columbia Broadcasting System, inc.
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"This is a sound recording of King George VI's Empire Day address that was broadcast from London. In the recording, the King said: 'It is not mere territorial conquest the enemy is seeking. It is the overthrow, complete and final, of the Empire and of everything for which it stands, and after that the conquest of the world.'" National Archives Identifier: 2173225
Topics: WWII, The King's Speech, George VI, King Of Great Britain, 1895-1952, World War, 1939-1945, World...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by United States. Department of the Treasury
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"This is a sound recording of a public service broadcast by Ignace Jan Paderewski, President of the Council of Poland and former Prime Minister of Poland. In it, he urged Americans to buy U.S. defense savings bonds and discussed his experience in war - torn Europe, the German invasion of Poland, and the need to defeat Germany." National Archives Identifier: 1772533
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, OTR, Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941, World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland,...
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,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
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National Archives Identifier: 2353528
Topics: WWII, Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Old...
"This sound recording of President Roosevelt's speech from Washington DC includes: '... our democratic army has existed for one purpose only: the defense of our freedom.'" National Archives Identifier: 2174558
Topics: WWII, Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Old...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by War Department. The Adjutant General's Office
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"This is a sound recording of Corporal John F. Barctek as he related the rescue of himself, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, and other crew members of a Flying Fortress, after they had drifted for 22 days on a raft in the Pacific Ocean." National Archives Identifier:     2205869
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, OTR, World War II, Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc...
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"This sound recording captures a speech in which President Harry S. Truman described the results of the Potsdam Conference and announced the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan." National Archives Identifier: 1783706
Topics: Atomic bomb, Hiroshima-shi (Japan), OTR, Old Time Radio, Potsdam Conference, 1945, World War,...
WWII Era Audio Recordings
by Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information
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National Archives Identifier: 2209471
Topics: OTR, World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic Aspects -- United States, WWII, World War, 1939-1945,...
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,...