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The Home Front Featuring William B. Williams

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.

8 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 5 hours, 36 min)
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Here is an eight episode history lesson which features narration William B. Williams, Edward Brown and Frank Gorman. The Home Front tells the story of the Second World War as it was seen by the families, the lovers, mothers, fathers and little brothers and sisters who remained in the good old USA while their men went off to fight the Great War.

The series was written by longtime WNEW DJ William B. Williams. Williams got his start as a local announcer on WAAT in 1944, and bounced around several stations until finding a long term home at WNEW in several timeslots, including the morning show and Music in a Sentimental Mood between one and two in the afternoon. Beginning in 1954, Williams took over hosting The Make Believe Ballroom on ABC. There was little doubt about Williams’ attitude towards Rock music (“It stinks!”), but he did cultivate a close relationship with many of the era’s biggest recording artists. One day on the air he quipped that if Benny Goodman was “the King of Swing” and Duke Ellington was a duke, Frank Sinatra must be “the Chairman of the Board”. Sinatra heard about his friend’s comment and embraced the title.

The Home Front covers each of the War Years in its eight episodes, from 1939 through Victory in 1945. News clips are featured throughout the series to show the information that folks on the Home Front were hearing each year, but the program also highlights the music and movies of the time. Although it is more edited than our Historic Recordings, the series is a terrific overview of the War Years.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    8 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 36 min
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      8 shows - total playtime 5 hours 36 minutes
      1. 1938-1939 001 Nazis Martians.mp3
      2. 1940 02 London Calling.mp3
      3. 1941 03 Arsenal of Democracy.mp3
      4. 1942 04 US At War.mp3
      5. 1942 05 Give Till It Hurts.mp3
      6. 1943 06 GI Joe.mp3
      7. 1944 07 Liberation.mp3
      8. 1945 08 Victory!.mp3
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    8 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 36 min
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      8 shows - total playtime 5 hours 36 minutes
      1. 1938-1939 001 Nazis Martians.mp3
      2. 1940 02 London Calling.mp3
      3. 1941 03 Arsenal of Democracy.mp3
      4. 1942 04 US At War.mp3
      5. 1942 05 Give Till It Hurts.mp3
      6. 1943 06 GI Joe.mp3
      7. 1944 07 Liberation.mp3
      8. 1945 08 Victory!.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    8 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 5 hours, 36 min

    Home Front Disc A001

    1. 1938-1939 001 Nazis Martians

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    Home Front Disc A002

    1. 1940 02 London Calling

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    Home Front Disc A003

    1. 1941 03 Arsenal of Democracy

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    Home Front Disc A004

    1. 1942 04 US At War

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    Home Front Disc A005

    1. 1942 05 Give Till It Hurts

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    Home Front Disc A006

    1. 1943 06 GI Joe

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    Home Front Disc A007

    1. 1944 07 Liberation

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    Home Front Disc A008

    1. 1945 08 Victory!

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