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Blitzkrieg

includes news reports and speeches on the german invasion across Europe as the atrocities unfolded.

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Historical News Reports and Speeches (1940)

German troops in WarsawBlitzkrieg is a military tactic loosely translated as "Flash war or "Lightning War which employs an offensive high-tech bombardment followed by swift ground forces in vehicles attacking with speed before an enemy can engage in defensive measures.  The Germans first wrote about this method in military Journal "Deutsche Wehr" in 1935 but it was developed as early as the end of WWI conjunction with the Soviet Union.  This war making policy depended on shocking the enemy to reduce their communications, morale, logistics and general infrastructure. 

In general, this warfare method increased civilian causalities and used to cause panic among the general population.  This modern use of warfare developed by the German Heinz Wilhelm Guderian was first used by German volunteers to assist the fascist Franco regime in the Spanish Civil war most notably in the bombing of the Spanish town of Guernica and the atrocious aftermath depicted in Pablo Picasso's Guernica painting.  Guderian once wrote that "Success must be exploited without respite and with every ounce of strength, even by night. The defeated enemy must be given no peace."

Blitzkrieg is often used synonymously in America with the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 after a Time Magazine article written on September Warsaw remains 25, 1939 dubbed the invasion as "no war of occupation, but a war of quick penetration and obliteration—Blitzkrieg, lightning war.  This invasion occurred a week after the signing of the secret Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact which insured that both Germany and the Soviet Union would occupy the entirety of Poland.  The German forces invaded Poland from the north, south, and west forcing them to withdraw east where the Soviet Forces invaded.  The Germans utilized modern warfare machinery like aircraft in the Luftwaffe which targeted civilians, transportation, and infrastructure.

Polish soldiers and nationals fled to neutral Romania and in one month German and Soviet troops completely occupied Poland with the cost of about 150,000 Polish civilians; 680,000 Polish Prisoners of War; and 5,000 German Troops.  The invasion of Poland led to Britain and France to declare war on Germany on September 3, 1939 which commenced WWII

This collection includes news reports and speeches on the german invasion across Europe as the atrocities unfolded.

For more WWII radio shows, see also Adolf Hitler recordings.

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    total playtime 9 hours, 30 min
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      91 shows - total playtime 9 hours 30 minutes
      1. 400118 C Today In Europe.mp3
      2. 400120 B Winston Churchill House Many Mansions.mp3
      3. 4001xx N Alf Landon Speaks Against Lendlease.mp3
      4. 400216 Rsh Lord Haw Haw The Altmark Incident.mp3
      5. 400223 B Winston Churchill The Navy Is Here.mp3
      6. 400227 RLord Haw Haw British Minister Misinformation.mp3
      7. 400330 B Winston Churchill A Sterner War.mp3
      8. 4003xx Bb Thomas Mann Deutsche Hörer! Warnung.mp3
      9. 400403 Ptt French Premier Paul Reynaud Appeals For Us Aid.mp3
      10. 400409 B Alvar Liddell On Invasion Of Denmark Norway.mp3
      11. 400409 Rsh Lord Haw Haw Denmark Norway Part 1.mp3
      12. 400409 Rsh Lord Haw Haw Denmark Norway Part 2.mp3
      13. 400413 Rsh Lord Haw Haw Russofinnish War Concluded.mp3
      14. 400416 Rsh Lord Haw Haw Scandinavian UD 'Schmidt Smith'.mp3
      15. 400427 Rrg Foreign Minr Joachim Von Ribbentrop Allied Aggres.mp3
      16. 400508 C Murrow On Nonconfidence Debate In Commons.mp3
      17. 400510 Avro Proclmtn Queen Wilhelmina-Attack On Holland.mp3
      18. 400510 B Chamberlain Resigns As Prime Minister.mp3
      19. 400510 Ptt Hubert Pierlot Dénonce L'Invasion De La Belgique.mp3
      20. 400511 C Elmer Davis Reports On First Day Of Blitzkrieg.mp3
      21. 400513 B Bernard Stubbs On The Bef Advance Into Belgium.mp3
      22. 400513 B Winston Churchill The New Administration.mp3
      23. 400514 B German Advance On Antwerp.mp3
      24. 400514 B Sec St Anthony Eden Calls Local Defense Volunteers.mp3
      25. 400519 B Winston Churchill First Speech As Prime Minister.mp3
      26. 400526 Rrg British Troops In Full Retreat.mp3
      27. 400528 B Winston Churchill On Capitulation Of Belgium.mp3
      28. 400528 Rsh Lord Haw Haw Holland Belgium Invaded.mp3
      29. 400531 B Bernard Stubbs On Evacuated Troops From Dunkirk.mp3
      30. 400531 B Bernard Stubbs On Evacuated Troops In London.mp3
      31. 400604 B Winston Churchill We Shall Never Surrender.mp3
      32. 400605 B Jb Priestly On Dunkirk.mp3
      33. 400610 Eiar Benito Mussolini Declares War On Allies-Eng Tran.mp3
      34. 400610 Eiar Benito Mussolini La Dichiarazione Di Guerra.mp3
      35. 400613 Ptt Paul Reynaud Tours La France Ne Peut Pas Mourir.mp3
      36. 400614 C Rebroadcasts Nazi Announcement.mp3
      37. 400614 Last Marseillaise Broadcast As Paris Falls.mp3
      38. 400614 Rrg Nazi Radio Announces Fall Of Paris.mp3
      39. 400617 B Winston Churchill Their Finest Hour.mp3
      40. 400617 C Princess Juliana Of Netherlands-Asylum-Canada.mp3
      41. 400619 C Elmer Davis And The News.mp3
      42. 400620 C Elmer Davis And The News.mp3
      43. 400621 Can Eric Sevareid On The Fall Of Paris.mp3
      44. 400621 Can William C Kirker On French Armistace At Compiegne.mp3
      45. 400621 Can Wm Shirer Coverage Of French Surrender.mp3
      46. 400621 Rsh Lord Haw Haw The Fall Of France.mp3
      47. 400622 B Charles Degaulle Résistance-Occupant Allemand.mp3
      48. 400622 Conv Tel Général Huntziger-Général Weygand.mp3
      49. 400628 Rsh Lord Haw Haw British Invasion Looms.mp3
      50. 400704 Mbs Arthur Mann In London.mp3
      51. 400714 B Charles Gardner On Convoy Attack Dogfight.mp3
      52. 400714 B Charles Gardner Reports More On Dogfight.mp3
      53. 400714 B Winston Churchill War Of The Unknown Warrior.mp3
      54. 400723 C European News.mp3
      55. 400727 C European News.mp3
      56. 400729 B Secretary War Anthony Eden-Battle Of Britain.mp3
      57. 400814 C European News.mp3
      58. 400816 C European News.mp3
      59. 400820 B Winston Churchill The First Year.mp3
      60. 400824 C Special Broadcast London After Dark.mp3
      61. 400829 C European News.mp3
      62. 400902 C European News.mp3
      63. 400908 B A Londoner On Shelters And The Blitz.mp3
      64. 400911 B Winston Churchill The Crux Of The Whole War.mp3
      65. 400915 B Alvar Liddell Reports 175 German Aircraft Destroyed.mp3
      66. 400915 B Robin Duff Covers Convoy Attack Off Dover.mp3
      67. 400917 B Winston Churchill House Of Commons Secret Session.mp3
      68. 400920 C Edward Murrow On London Rooftop During Blitz.mp3
      69. 400920 C European News.mp3
      70. 400923 J Edgar Hoover On The Opponents Of War Preparedness.mp3
      71. 401005 B Robin Duff In Air Raid Shelter.mp3
      72. 401013 B Princess Elizabeth Margaret--Evacuated Children.mp3
      73. 401015 B Blitz Emergency Services.mp3
      74. 401021 B Winston Churchill Pledge To Free France.mp3
      75. 401021 Bf Winston Churchill To France (En Français, Pt1).mp3
      76. 401021 Bf Winston Churchill To France (En Français, Pt2).mp3
      77. 401026 Sec State Cordell Hull-Need Strong National Defense.mp3
      78. 401027 Mbs Ny World'S Fair Closing.mp3
      79. 401030 Rdn Maréchal Pétain Collaboration Francoallemande.mp3
      80. 401115 B Coventry Loudspeaker Announcement.mp3
      81. 401115 B Very Reverend Rt Howard Coventry Cathdrl Destroyed.mp3
      82. 401118 Eiar Benito Mussolini L'Attecco Alla Grecia.mp3
      83. 401118 Rrg Baldur Von Schirach, Chef Der Hitlerjugend.mp3
      84. 401220 B Robin Duff Sees London Burning.mp3
      85. 401223 B Winston Churchill Address To Italy.mp3
      86. 401231 B Herbert Morrison Minister For Home Security.mp3
      87. 40xxxx B Girl Tells Of Bomb Shelters.mp3
      88. 40xxxx B It'S That Man Again Tommy Handley.mp3
      89. 40xxxx Bd Lilli Marleen.mp3
      90. 40xxxx Rrg Adolf Hitler If Our Will Is Strong Enough.mp3
      91. Blitzkreig.mp3
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    total playtime 9 hours, 30 min
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      91 shows - total playtime 9 hours 30 minutes
      1. 400118 C Today In Europe.mp3
      2. 400120 B Winston Churchill House Many Mansions.mp3
      3. 4001xx N Alf Landon Speaks Against Lendlease.mp3
      4. 400216 Rsh Lord Haw Haw The Altmark Incident.mp3
      5. 400223 B Winston Churchill The Navy Is Here.mp3
      6. 400227 RLord Haw Haw British Minister Misinformation.mp3
      7. 400330 B Winston Churchill A Sterner War.mp3
      8. 4003xx Bb Thomas Mann Deutsche Hörer! Warnung.mp3
      9. 400403 Ptt French Premier Paul Reynaud Appeals For Us Aid.mp3
      10. 400409 B Alvar Liddell On Invasion Of Denmark Norway.mp3
      11. 400409 Rsh Lord Haw Haw Denmark Norway Part 1.mp3
      12. 400409 Rsh Lord Haw Haw Denmark Norway Part 2.mp3
      13. 400413 Rsh Lord Haw Haw Russofinnish War Concluded.mp3
      14. 400416 Rsh Lord Haw Haw Scandinavian UD 'Schmidt Smith'.mp3
      15. 400427 Rrg Foreign Minr Joachim Von Ribbentrop Allied Aggres.mp3
      16. 400508 C Murrow On Nonconfidence Debate In Commons.mp3
      17. 400510 Avro Proclmtn Queen Wilhelmina-Attack On Holland.mp3
      18. 400510 B Chamberlain Resigns As Prime Minister.mp3
      19. 400510 Ptt Hubert Pierlot Dénonce L'Invasion De La Belgique.mp3
      20. 400511 C Elmer Davis Reports On First Day Of Blitzkrieg.mp3
      21. 400513 B Bernard Stubbs On The Bef Advance Into Belgium.mp3
      22. 400513 B Winston Churchill The New Administration.mp3
      23. 400514 B German Advance On Antwerp.mp3
      24. 400514 B Sec St Anthony Eden Calls Local Defense Volunteers.mp3
      25. 400519 B Winston Churchill First Speech As Prime Minister.mp3
      26. 400526 Rrg British Troops In Full Retreat.mp3
      27. 400528 B Winston Churchill On Capitulation Of Belgium.mp3
      28. 400528 Rsh Lord Haw Haw Holland Belgium Invaded.mp3
      29. 400531 B Bernard Stubbs On Evacuated Troops From Dunkirk.mp3
      30. 400531 B Bernard Stubbs On Evacuated Troops In London.mp3
      31. 400604 B Winston Churchill We Shall Never Surrender.mp3
      32. 400605 B Jb Priestly On Dunkirk.mp3
      33. 400610 Eiar Benito Mussolini Declares War On Allies-Eng Tran.mp3
      34. 400610 Eiar Benito Mussolini La Dichiarazione Di Guerra.mp3
      35. 400613 Ptt Paul Reynaud Tours La France Ne Peut Pas Mourir.mp3
      36. 400614 C Rebroadcasts Nazi Announcement.mp3
      37. 400614 Last Marseillaise Broadcast As Paris Falls.mp3
      38. 400614 Rrg Nazi Radio Announces Fall Of Paris.mp3
      39. 400617 B Winston Churchill Their Finest Hour.mp3
      40. 400617 C Princess Juliana Of Netherlands-Asylum-Canada.mp3
      41. 400619 C Elmer Davis And The News.mp3
      42. 400620 C Elmer Davis And The News.mp3
      43. 400621 Can Eric Sevareid On The Fall Of Paris.mp3
      44. 400621 Can William C Kirker On French Armistace At Compiegne.mp3
      45. 400621 Can Wm Shirer Coverage Of French Surrender.mp3
      46. 400621 Rsh Lord Haw Haw The Fall Of France.mp3
      47. 400622 B Charles Degaulle Résistance-Occupant Allemand.mp3
      48. 400622 Conv Tel Général Huntziger-Général Weygand.mp3
      49. 400628 Rsh Lord Haw Haw British Invasion Looms.mp3
      50. 400704 Mbs Arthur Mann In London.mp3
      51. 400714 B Charles Gardner On Convoy Attack Dogfight.mp3
      52. 400714 B Charles Gardner Reports More On Dogfight.mp3
      53. 400714 B Winston Churchill War Of The Unknown Warrior.mp3
      54. 400723 C European News.mp3
      55. 400727 C European News.mp3
      56. 400729 B Secretary War Anthony Eden-Battle Of Britain.mp3
      57. 400814 C European News.mp3
      58. 400816 C European News.mp3
      59. 400820 B Winston Churchill The First Year.mp3
      60. 400824 C Special Broadcast London After Dark.mp3
      61. 400829 C European News.mp3
      62. 400902 C European News.mp3
      63. 400908 B A Londoner On Shelters And The Blitz.mp3
      64. 400911 B Winston Churchill The Crux Of The Whole War.mp3
      65. 400915 B Alvar Liddell Reports 175 German Aircraft Destroyed.mp3
      66. 400915 B Robin Duff Covers Convoy Attack Off Dover.mp3
      67. 400917 B Winston Churchill House Of Commons Secret Session.mp3
      68. 400920 C Edward Murrow On London Rooftop During Blitz.mp3
      69. 400920 C European News.mp3
      70. 400923 J Edgar Hoover On The Opponents Of War Preparedness.mp3
      71. 401005 B Robin Duff In Air Raid Shelter.mp3
      72. 401013 B Princess Elizabeth Margaret--Evacuated Children.mp3
      73. 401015 B Blitz Emergency Services.mp3
      74. 401021 B Winston Churchill Pledge To Free France.mp3
      75. 401021 Bf Winston Churchill To France (En Français, Pt1).mp3
      76. 401021 Bf Winston Churchill To France (En Français, Pt2).mp3
      77. 401026 Sec State Cordell Hull-Need Strong National Defense.mp3
      78. 401027 Mbs Ny World'S Fair Closing.mp3
      79. 401030 Rdn Maréchal Pétain Collaboration Francoallemande.mp3
      80. 401115 B Coventry Loudspeaker Announcement.mp3
      81. 401115 B Very Reverend Rt Howard Coventry Cathdrl Destroyed.mp3
      82. 401118 Eiar Benito Mussolini L'Attecco Alla Grecia.mp3
      83. 401118 Rrg Baldur Von Schirach, Chef Der Hitlerjugend.mp3
      84. 401220 B Robin Duff Sees London Burning.mp3
      85. 401223 B Winston Churchill Address To Italy.mp3
      86. 401231 B Herbert Morrison Minister For Home Security.mp3
      87. 40xxxx B Girl Tells Of Bomb Shelters.mp3
      88. 40xxxx B It'S That Man Again Tommy Handley.mp3
      89. 40xxxx Bd Lilli Marleen.mp3
      90. 40xxxx Rrg Adolf Hitler If Our Will Is Strong Enough.mp3
      91. Blitzkreig.mp3
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    91 recordings on 9 Audio CDs
    total playtime 9 hours, 30 min

    Blitzkrieg Disc A001

    1. 4001xx N Alf Landon Speaks Against Lendlease
    2. 4003xx Bb Thomas Mann Deutsche Hörer! Warnung
    3. 40xxxx B Girl Tells Of Bomb Shelters
    4. 40xxxx B It'S That Man Again Tommy Handley
    5. 40xxxx Bd Lilli Marleen
    6. 40xxxx Rrg Adolf Hitler If Our Will Is Strong Enough
    7. Blitzkreig
    8. 400118 C Today In Europe
    9. 400120 B Winston Churchill House Many Mansions
    10. 400216 Rsh Lord Haw Haw The Altmark Incident
    11. 400223 B Winston Churchill The Navy Is Here
    12. 400227 RLord Haw Haw British Minister Misinformation
    13. 400330 B Winston Churchill A Sterner War
    14. 400403 Ptt French Premier Paul Reynaud Appeals For Us Aid
    15. 400409 B Alvar Liddell On Invasion Of Denmark Norway
    16. 400409 Rsh Lord Haw Haw Denmark Norway Part 1

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    Blitzkrieg Disc A002

    1. 400409 Rsh Lord Haw Haw Denmark Norway Part 2
    2. 400413 Rsh Lord Haw Haw Russofinnish War Concluded
    3. 400416 Rsh Lord Haw Haw Scandinavian UD 'Schmidt Smith'
    4. 400427 Rrg Foreign Minr Joachim Von Ribbentrop Allied Aggres
    5. 400508 C Murrow On Nonconfidence Debate In Commons
    6. 400510 Avro Proclmtn Queen Wilhelmina-Attack On Holland
    7. 400510 B Chamberlain Resigns As Prime Minister
    8. 400510 Ptt Hubert Pierlot Dénonce L'Invasion De La Belgique
    9. 400511 C Elmer Davis Reports On First Day Of Blitzkrieg
    10. 400513 B Bernard Stubbs On The Bef Advance Into Belgium
    11. 400513 B Winston Churchill The New Administration
    12. 400514 B German Advance On Antwerp
    13. 400514 B Sec St Anthony Eden Calls Local Defense Volunteers
    14. 400519 B Winston Churchill First Speech As Prime Minister
    15. 400526 Rrg British Troops In Full Retreat

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    Blitzkrieg Disc A003

    1. 400528 B Winston Churchill On Capitulation Of Belgium
    2. 400528 Rsh Lord Haw Haw Holland Belgium Invaded
    3. 400531 B Bernard Stubbs On Evacuated Troops From Dunkirk
    4. 400531 B Bernard Stubbs On Evacuated Troops In London
    5. 400604 B Winston Churchill We Shall Never Surrender
    6. 400605 B Jb Priestly On Dunkirk
    7. 400610 Eiar Benito Mussolini Declares War On Allies-Eng Tran
    8. 400610 Eiar Benito Mussolini La Dichiarazione Di Guerra
    9. 400613 Ptt Paul Reynaud Tours La France Ne Peut Pas Mourir
    10. 400614 C Rebroadcasts Nazi Announcement
    11. 400614 Last Marseillaise Broadcast As Paris Falls
    12. 400614 Rrg Nazi Radio Announces Fall Of Paris
    13. 400617 B Winston Churchill Their Finest Hour

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    Blitzkrieg Disc A004

    1. 400617 C Princess Juliana Of Netherlands-Asylum-Canada
    2. 400619 C Elmer Davis And The News
    3. 400620 C Elmer Davis And The News
    4. 400621 Can Eric Sevareid On The Fall Of Paris
    5. 400621 Can William C Kirker On French Armistace At Compiegne
    6. 400621 Can Wm Shirer Coverage Of French Surrender
    7. 400621 Rsh Lord Haw Haw The Fall Of France
    8. 400622 B Charles Degaulle Résistance-Occupant Allemand
    9. 400622 Conv Tel Général Huntziger-Général Weygand

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    Blitzkrieg Disc A005

    1. 400628 Rsh Lord Haw Haw British Invasion Looms
    2. 400704 Mbs Arthur Mann In London
    3. 400714 B Charles Gardner On Convoy Attack Dogfight
    4. 400714 B Charles Gardner Reports More On Dogfight
    5. 400714 B Winston Churchill War Of The Unknown Warrior
    6. 400723 C European News

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    Blitzkrieg Disc A006

    1. 400727 C European News
    2. 400729 B Secretary War Anthony Eden-Battle Of Britain
    3. 400814 C European News
    4. 400816 C European News
    5. 400820 B Winston Churchill The First Year

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    Blitzkrieg Disc A007

    1. 400824 C Special Broadcast London After Dark
    2. 400829 C European News
    3. 400902 C European News
    4. 400908 B A Londoner On Shelters And The Blitz

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    Blitzkrieg Disc A008

    1. 400911 B Winston Churchill The Crux Of The Whole War
    2. 400915 B Alvar Liddell Reports 175 German Aircraft Destroyed
    3. 400915 B Robin Duff Covers Convoy Attack Off Dover
    4. 400917 B Winston Churchill House Of Commons Secret Session
    5. 400920 C Edward Murrow On London Rooftop During Blitz
    6. 400920 C European News
    7. 400923 J Edgar Hoover On The Opponents Of War Preparedness
    8. 401005 B Robin Duff In Air Raid Shelter
    9. 401013 B Princess Elizabeth Margaret--Evacuated Children
    10. 401015 B Blitz Emergency Services
    11. 401021 B Winston Churchill Pledge To Free France
    12. 401021 Bf Winston Churchill To France (En Français, Pt1)
    13. 401021 Bf Winston Churchill To France (En Français, Pt2)
    14. 401026 Sec State Cordell Hull-Need Strong National Defense

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    Blitzkrieg Disc A009

    1. 401027 Mbs Ny World'S Fair Closing
    2. 401030 Rdn Maréchal Pétain Collaboration Francoallemande
    3. 401115 B Coventry Loudspeaker Announcement
    4. 401115 B Very Reverend Rt Howard Coventry Cathdrl Destroyed
    5. 401118 Eiar Benito Mussolini L'Attecco Alla Grecia
    6. 401118 Rrg Baldur Von Schirach, Chef Der Hitlerjugend
    7. 401220 B Robin Duff Sees London Burning
    8. 401223 B Winston Churchill Address To Italy
    9. 401231 B Herbert Morrison Minister For Home Security

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