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Churchill and the Nazi Threat

1934-11-16

In this speech, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill describes Nazi motivation and the threat the Hitler regime poses to the UK and the world.

Huey P. Long Speech of 2 May 1935

1935-05-02

This broadcast speech by Senator Huey P. Long of Louisiana details his plans for redistribution of wealth as a means of battling the Great Depression. His opposition to the policies of President Roosevelt is quite evident.

Edward VIII Abdication Speech

1936-12-11

This is the address given by Edward VIII after his abdication.

March of Time -- 18 January 1937

1937-01-18

An installment of the popular radio newsreel, The March of Time, which reported on recent news events.

Hindenburg Disaster

1937-05-06

Coverage of the crash of the Hindenburg dirigible at Lakehurst, New Jersey.

Europe After Invasion of Austria

1938-03-13

This is a CBS news program covering events in Europe in response to the German invasion of Austria.

Chamberlain Returns From Munich

1938-09-30

This is a portion of the speech Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain gave upon his arrival from the Munich Conference.

Roosevelt Opens the New York World's Fair

1939-04-30

This is an audio recording of President Roosevelt's speech at the opening of the New York World's Fair on 30 April 1939.

We Shall Fight on the Beaches

1940-06-04

In this speech, Churchill had to describe a great military disaster, and warn of a possible invasion attempt by Nazi Germany, without casting doubt on eventual victory. It concludes with the famous quote, "We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."

French Surrender to Germany

1940-06-17

Radio coverage of the signing of the armistice between France and Germany.

Churchill -- Their Finest Hour

1940-06-18

An excerpt from the famous speech by Prime Minister Winston Churchill just before the Battle of Britain, in which he statement "if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour."

Attack on Pearl Harbor

1941-12-07

Flash bulletin announcing the Japanese attack on Hawaii.

Roosevelt Addresses Congress

1941-12-08

President Franklin D Roosevelt's famous 'date that will live in infamy' speech to Congress, asking for a declaration of war against Japan.

D Day

1944-06-06

This first of two news reports covering the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.

D Day News

1944-06-06

An installment of Crisco's News program continuing coverage of the D Day invasion.

Roosevelt Dies

1945-04-12

Radio report of the death of Franklin D Roosevelt.

Hitler Dead

1945-05-01

MBS radio report announcing that Hitler is dead.

VE Day Special Victory Program

1945-05-07

This special broadcast by the Armed Forces Radio Service was to celebrate victory in Europe.

Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

1945-08-06

President Truman's announcement that an atomic bomb had been dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Newsreel Digest -- 6 Feb 1950

1950-02-06

Broadcast of the Newsreel Digest Program produced by the Mutual Broadcasting System for 6 Feb 1950

MacArthur Farewell

1951-04-19

An excerpt of General Douglas MacArthur's farewell speech before a joint session of Congress.

Eisenhower Inauguration

1953-01-20

Radio news coverage of the first inauguration of Dwight D Eisenhower.

Eisenhower Farewell Address

1961-01-17

This is President Dwight D Eisenhower's farewell address to the nation in advance of John F Kennedy's inauguration three days later.

Kennedy Inauguration

1961-01-20

John F Kennedy's inaugural address.

Berlin Divided by Wall

1961-08-13

This CBS news report describes the state of East Berlin on the morning after the Wall went up.

John Glenn Flight

1962-02-20

This short clip includes coverage of the historic flight of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth.

Kennedy Assassination

1963-11-22

Continuous coverage of the assassination from KLIF radio in Dallas.

Alaska Earthquake

1964-03-28

An ABC Special Report on the devastating earthquake that hit Alaska in 1964.

Apollo Fire

1967-01-27

Coverage of the fire on the Apollo launchpad that killed three astronauts in January 1967.

Martin Luther King The Aftermath

1968-04-05

A CBS Special Report broadcast on the day after Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in Memphis.

Robert F Kennedy Assassination

1968-06-05

Continuous early coverage of the hour following the shooting of Senator Robert F Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on 5 June 1968.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing

1969-07-20

CBS Radio coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landing on 20 July 1969.