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America Looks Abroad

provides news analysis and commentary about the changing world of the late 1930's and early 1940's.
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American in England

Norman Corwin's visits to England during WWII. It documented war-time conditions in England from the perspective of the citizens of England, instead of those in power or of handouts from the war department.
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Any Bonds Today

Entertaining fifteen-minute Treasury Dept spot featured a Patriotic Sketch and a Patriotic Song.
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Atlantic Spotlight

Rare chats between American journalists and their British colleagues in London.
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Axis Sally (German Propaganda)

Born in the US, Mildred Gillars starred in the 1942 Nazi broadcast, "Home Sweet Home" where she used stories about cheating girlfriends and wives to sow discontent and homesickness in American G.I.'s listening to the radio.
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Band of the AAF Training Command

Presented by Uncle Sam and directed by Captain Glenn Miller.
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Battle Stations

Created by the United States Navy during WWII, this old time radio program was created to "report to people of the United States on the progress of its navy in the war being fought in five oceans."
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Blitzkrieg

includes news reports and speeches on the german invasion across Europe as the atrocities unfolded.
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CBS European News Am Edition

top-rated network of its day was where millions were tuning into on daily basis to find out the latest from the battlefront or who was making the daily headlines
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CBS News Around the World (AM Edition)

Hear the news of the day from around the world with the CBS News of the World, Morning Edition
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CBS World News Today

one of the first news shows to send famed correspondents, Edward R Murrow, John Charles Daly, and William L. Shirer, around to world to give American eyewitness accounts to some of the most dramatic events in history.
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Ceiling Unlimited

Orson Welles originally stared in and wrote for Ceiling Unlimited after returning from Latin America in 1942. It was a Patriotic drama series and recounted the heroic efforts of the Allied service men of WWII.
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Charlie and his Orchestra (Nazi Propaganda)

Charlie and his Orchestra was a Nazi Propaganda jazz group specifically aimed at demoralizing Allied Forces during World War II.
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Christmas At War

Take a magical sleigh ride back into World War II Christmas celebrations with this incredible collection of radio shows from every genre.
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Churchill (Winston) Recordings

Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England during WWII and great orator, wrote his own speeches and delivered them on many radio broadcasts.
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Columbia Presents Corwin

Hailed as "the poet laureate of radio", Norman Corwin created this WWII collection featuring his brilliant writing on topics that mattered the most in his day.
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Command Performance

WWII comedy, music and drama its star-studded finest!
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Complete Broadcast 1939 (Nazi Invasion of Poland)

The day the Nazis invaded Poland is seen as the beginning of the Second World War. The staff of WJSV recorded the entire days broadcast, so we can learn about the events as they unfold.
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Complete Broadcast 1941 (Pearl Harbor)

complete broadcast day recordings of the Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.The Japanese attack changed the history of the world and officially brought the United States in World War II.
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Complete Broadcast 1944 (D-Day Invasion of Normandy CBS)

The invasion of Europe was to be the turning point of The War, but no one back home knew when or how it would happen. CBS recorded their entire broadcast day on June 6, 1944, so we can learn about the events as they unfold.
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Complete Broadcast 1944 (D-Day Invasion of Normandy NBC)

original full day broadcast from the day of the invasion June 6th, 1944 including news bulletins, comedy and variety shows. These recordings illustrate the response on the American home front to the Normandy Landings called "the greatest invasion in the history of the world."
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Dear Adolf

is a series of six narrative letters based on real letters written by Americans to Adolf Hitler during WWII.
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Doctor Fights

Live through the adventures of doctors on the front lines of World War II in the battlefield anthology series
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Edward Murrow (I Can Hear It Now)

One of the greatest American journalists in broadcast history, he pioneered the reporter on the scene reporting during WWII. Update: additional recordings
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Elmer Davis and the News

During the months before Pearl Harbor, FDR appointed Elmer Davis to head up the Office of War Information. From this bully pulpit, Davis helped to whip the Nation into a fury over the aggressions of the Nazi's in Europe.
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Everything for the Boys

Writer/Producer Arch Oboler and Actor Ronald Colman pull out all the stops in this morale boosting effort as they give Everything For The Boys during WWII.
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Eyes Aloft

Who knows whether or not the enemy could be flying towards the West Coast for a sneak attack on the American mainland? Our first line of defense was the volunteers of the Aircraft Warning Services who were dedicated to keeping their Eyes Aloft.
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FDR Fireide Chats and Speeches (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

With his Fireside Chats, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used the power of radio to speak directly and intimately to the American people through some of the darkest periods of the Nation's history.
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Fighting AAF

Broadcast in 1945, this old time radio show focused on the technological achievements of the Army Air Forces (AAF) including: dropping the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima, radar defenses, blind landings, hydroponics, the GI Bill, and much more. With dramatic reenactments and jazzy music interludes, this show featured interviews with the principal officers and pilots involved.
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Four for the Fifth

written by Arch Oboler and William Robson: this WWII propaganda old time radio program helped advertise US Bonds to fund the war effort.
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Gabriel Heatter

Classic commentary from the optimistic newsman Gabriel Heatter, the broadcaster with the "good news tonight."
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GI Jive (with G.I. Jill)

When YANK Magazine sponsored GI Jive, it was hard to tell whether the G.I.s tuned in to hear the hot requested music or the voice of pretty "GI Jill", played by Martha Wilkerson. Update: additional recordings
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GI Journal

(update) with more than twice as many episodes: Armed Forces Radio Service was been created by the War Department as a means to entertain and inform the troops during WWII. The service was run "by G.I.s for G.I.s" and broadcasts included performances by Glenn Miller, Kay Kyser, Tommy Dorsey, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Bob Hope and many more!
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Guest Star Radio

Produced by the U.S. Treasury Department in the 1940-50s as a public service program, Guest Star Radio features a different top-name "guest star" (singer, actor, comedian) each week to promote the sales of savings bonds. Update: additional recordings
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Harry S Truman Speeches

(update) with 25+ new recordings: Listen to historic speeches from the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman.
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Heroes of the Merchant Marine

Thrilling tales of men who faces a hostile sea and an even more hostile WWII enemy.
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Hitler (Adolf) Recordings

speeches from the most infamous man in history
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Home Front

Featuring William B Williams, The Home Front tells the stories of WWII from the point of view of the families and friends who stayed home.
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HV Kaltenborn Edits the News

(update) with 30 additional recordings: History repeats itself when H. V. Kaltenborn provides vivid commentary and pointed insight into world affairs and politics in the 1940s and 1950s.
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I Sustain the Wings

Glenn Miller Orchestrated Tunes for WWII Forces
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Island Venture

This old time radio show chronicled the adventures of two "Navy Heroes" Naval Aviator Gil Perry and his sidekick Trigger Brett who returned to the Central Pacific to start an air freight company to serve the smaller islands.
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Its Maritime

Produced in cooperation with The War Shipping Administration during WWII, It's Maritime featured stories from the history of man's adventures on the high seas.
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Its that Man Again

Lampooning Comedy Extravaganza
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Jills All-Time Jukebox

The Allied counterpart of the infamous Tokyo Rose, GI Jill was played by girl next door Martha Wilkerson.
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Jubilee

AFRS Presents Great Jazz and Entertainment for the Troops during WWII.
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Keep Em Rollin

patriotic music urges Americans to join the WWII war effort whether it be through military service, buying war bonds, or volunteering for Civil Defense.
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Lest We Forget

A Patriotic Program that Serves as a Reminder of what America Stands For!
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Lord Haw Haw

In WWII, William Joyce moved from England to support fascist Germany by playing the propaganda role of Lord Haw-Haw and attempted to discourage and demoralize English Speaking Allied troops.
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Mail Call

These star-packed love letters to the troops, from Hollywood during WWII. Update: additional episodes
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Man Behind the Gun

Sensationalized Documentary on the Soldiers of WWII
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March of Time

(update) now with an additional 20 shows: this old time radio broadcast was renown for dramatized news events.
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Men at Sea

(update) The "Beans, Bullets, and Oil" that won the War, and the Brave Merchant Sailors when moved them across the Oceans
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Music America Loves Best

Enjoy music of every kind from opera to big band from the 1940s Music America Loves Best presented by the Armed Forces Radio Service.
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News Recordings 1938

The winds of WWII were swirling in the headlines in 1938, as the Japanese Navy was growing, Germany annexed Austria, anti-Trotsky trials were run in Russia, and religion was being oppressed in Germany.
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News Recordings 1939

New headlines were dominated by the news Europe from the Spanish Civil War to the Blitzkrieg of Poland. Update: additional Edward R Murrow recordings
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News Recordings 1940

War raged in Europe, France surrendered to Germany as Luftwaffe bombs fell for the first time on Paris. Although, America was not yet committed to war, there was quiet preparations to join to fight.
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News Recordings 1941

News program featuring the biggest events and news stories of 1941 leading up the the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.
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News Recordings 1942

Important historic events from the year 1942, when the Americans entered WWII and the stories of the war were heard by millions of Americans. Update: additional broadcast
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News Recordings 1943

WWII was in full force with many casualties on both sides, Americans clung to their radios for news about the war. Edward R. Murrow joined an American bomber crew on a raid over Berlin to bravely report from the warfront. Update: additional broadcasts
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News Recordings 1944

Allied forces were advancing in all theaters of WWII, but there was a lot more fighting to come.
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News Recordings 1945

1945 was a big year for news, the death of FDR, V-Day, two atomic bombs dropped on Japan, and the end of WWII.
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Norman Corwin

(update) 90+ additional recordings: One of the greatest creative minds that has ever floated through the airwaves, Norman Corwin's poetic personality left an impression on listeners everywhere.
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Notes From Your Soldiers Notebook

This weekly syndicated program featured the music of the 334th Army Service Band and songs from vocalists Clark and Eberle, along with stories about soldiers who were performing heroically at home and abroad.
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One World Flight

In 1946, Norman Corwin spent 4 months on a flying trip around the world, carrying 225 pounds of recording equipment to 16 countries. What should have been a broadcasting triumph was aired in the same timeslot as Bob Hope, dooming One World Flight to relative obscurity.
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Our Stake in the War

Six weeks after The Attack on Pearl Harbor, City College of New York made broadcasts which would include the tools of Democracy, Civil Defense training courses, freedom of Religion, Freedom from Want, "Immigrants All, Americans All" and other topics.
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Over Here

All Star Show to Support War Bonds!
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Pacific Story

One of the many lessons of WWII was how the countries of the Pacific would grow in importance on the world scene, as profiled in The Pacific Story
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Patriotic Recordings

Red, white and blue, patriotic radio shows just for you! OTRCat presents some of our favorite Patriotic Radio Episodes. Included are Historical Dramas, WWII episodes, AFRS Programming, Family Comedy, and Baseball Stories.
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Plays for Americans

During WWII, Arch Oboler dedicated his talents to the war effort. He produced this series--drawing in many big-name stars for the cause.
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Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

A Public Service Announcement (PSA) is defined as a message in the public interest which is disseminated through the media free of charge, with the objective of raising awareness of issues. Update: additional recordings
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Random Rarities 15

A collection of rare, hard to find shows from all genres including Heart Throbs, Heritage Radio Theater, The Man Behind The Masterpiece, Nightcap Yarns, Victory Parade of Spotlight Bands, Mr. Pickwick's Christmas.
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Remembering Pearl Harbor

The "date which will live in infamy", the attack on Pearl Harbor changed the history of the world.
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Request Performance

Enjoy the laughs and gags of the "Civilian Version" of Command Performance.
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Robert Arden News Commentary

A foreign correspondent, Robert Arden made insightful commentary about current events of WWII.
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Role of Science in War

Members of the City College of New York began appearing on WNYC on Saturdays at 10:45 AM to discuss how their various scientific disciplines would contribute to the Allies winning the War.
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Sad Sack

was originally a comic strip created by Sgt. George Baker during WWII. The comic strip followed Sad Sack troubles and foibles of a misfit in military life. The situation comedy radio show picks up with Sad Sack returning home to make a civilian life.
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Soldiers of the Press

Enjoy 15-minute dramatic capsules of war correspondents' "on-the-scene" eye witness accounts. Update: 25+ additional recordings
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Something for the Girls

In an attempt to recruit women, the Navy introduced WAVES "Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service" with this star-studded radio show.
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Sounds of War

major events and campaigns of WWII are presented using historic recordings and reenactments of important speeches.
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Speaking of Liberty

features top writers, reporters, and intellectuals who focus on the importance and value of citizenship and liberty for all people regardless of race, creed, or color.
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Story Behind the Headlines

Hosted by Cesar Saerchinger and created as joint venture between NBC and the American Historical Association cover "outstanding news events and major trends in world affairs"
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Summer of 1940 News

Let the pioneers of broadcast war journalism transport you back to the early days of the war in Europe with news from London, Berlin, and Rome.
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These Are Our Men

well produced series ran near the end of WWII as part of the War Bond Drive. The thirty-minute programs featured dramatized biographies of our wartime leaders.
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This is My Story (Red Cross)

"Is a human document in the records of The American Red Cross whose history of peacetime service is known to every American. Whose program of wartime service to American fighting men on all foreign battle fronts and to women and children at home is the greatest and most varied of any civilian organization." Update: additional episodes
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This is Our Enemy

WWII wartime propaganda show with fictional and outrageous tales of the evil doings of the Axis Powers.
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This is War (Norman Corwin)

Directed by Norman Corwin and broadcast over all four major networks in support of the War Effort.
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Today in Europe

Relive the early days of World War II with Edward R. Murrow and the Murrow boys as they brought the news from the European capitals.
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Tokyo Rose (WWII Japanese Propaganda)

During War time Radio became an important propaganda tool. One of the most notorious efforts was Tokyo Rose.
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Transatlantic Call People to People

WWII program geared to bridge the gap between the pond and forge a strong relationship between the people of Great Britain and the United States.
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Treasury Salute

The US Treasury Department was able to fund America’s contribution to the Second World War chiefly through the sales of War Bond. Treasury Salutes was a public service program which highlights other contributions to the War Effort. Update: additional broadcasts
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Treasury Star Parade

When the US Treasury Department was working to sell War Bonds to fund the Second World War, they turned to the best of Hollywood’s talent to create Treasury Star Parade.Naturally, the biggest stars and best writers fell out to help. Not only was it their patriotic duty, but who would say No to the Tax Man? Update: Additional episode
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Vale of Darkness

Adventure, violence, and intrigue are waiting for a group of escapees and the commandos who are sent to World War II Yugoslavia to help rescue the group.
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Victory Front

On the path to victory, all hand were on deck to defeat the Axis even Soap Operas of old time radio sponsored by the United States Government.
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War Telescope

Transport yourself back to the mid-1940s when everyone gathered around the radio for weekly news about the war from reporter Elmer Peterson and War Telescope. Update: additional broadcast
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WEAF 12-Hour Broadcast, (Aug 10 1945 Atomic Bombing Nagasaki)

Transcribed under the assumption of the end of the war the day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, this recording is a significant part of American history as it reflects the tension as we teetered at the end of WWII.
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What Are We Fighting For?

Produced by the War Department and CBS, this show includes astonishing interviews of soldiers, officers, and service men about to enter WWII. Edward Murrow appears in the first episode.
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Wings to Victory

WWII Morale Boosting Show Presented by the Air Force
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Words At War

(update) now with improved sound quality -- This old time radio series is a wonderful blend of history and literature and sometimes a sprinkle of wartime propaganda.
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World War II Collection

This compilation includes vintage broadcasts and historical recordings of the era. The American men and women serving in WWII exclusively heard many of the recordings in this collection through the AFRS (American Forces Radio Service).
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You Cant Do Business with Hitler

A Pre-War anti-Nazi propaganda program, You Can’t Do Business With Hitler was based on the true-life experience of a former employee of the US Embassy in Berlin.
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