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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

39 old time radio show recordings
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"Soldiers Of The Press"



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WWII Drama, based on fact (1942-45)

Lon ClarkA series of fifteen-minute shows that were created in New York, and transcribed for syndication by World Broadcasting System. The United Press used this show to feature their reporters, and sustained the show, first on WO in New York City, as a prestige/public service presentation.

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The United Press had War Correspondents in nearly all the theaters of action throughout the War, and these shows are dramatic capsules of their "on-the-scene" eye witness accounts. Veteran New York actors such as narrator Lon Clark (Nick Carter) and actor Jackson Beck (Cisco Kid, Hop Harrigan) create vivid action-based narratives. Some of the events covered are: in Tokyo when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, Marines hit the beach at Guadalcanal, actions against Rommell and at Oran in North Africa, American and Canadian forces at Kiska in the Aleutians, Soldiers in the Field with Radio ...Doolittle's bombing raid on Tokyo, the fall of Bataan. Many lesser events are covered, as well as historic actions. Correspondents report from behind enemy lines in Japan, New Guinea, China, Germany and Italy. Most of these United Press war correspondents, such as Eleanor Packard, Frank Hewlett and are not well remembered. Some, like Walter Cronkite, Harrison Salisbury and Charles Arnot went on to greater recognition. Each and every war correspondent featured here deserves a place in history for their dedication, bravery and willingness to "bring home the story." In these productions, our fighting forces are remembered as the individuals they were, and that is a great service to history as well.

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Any American who would like to know more about World War II, and experience episodes from it firsthand, presented on radio at that time and reenacted with detail and patriotism, should get this collection. One only can fault these shows for being so short, in this case, only fifteen minutes. But each one is a treasure, and radio brought them to the American public during the War Years. Luckily, we still have them!

See also Dear Adolf, Man Behind the Gun , and Words At War.

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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.



    39 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 6 min
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      39 shows - total playtime 8 hours 6 minutes
      1. Soldiers Press 421109 001 Henry Gorrell Bombing Navareno Bay.mp3
      2. Soldiers Press 421116 002 Robert Miller Men At Guadalcanal.mp3
      3. Soldiers Press 421123 003 Richard Mcmillan North Africa.mp3
      4. Soldiers Press 421130 004 Joe James Custer With Battle Fleet.mp3
      5. Soldiers Press 421207 005 Leo Disher Heroism In Oran.mp3
      6. Soldiers Press 421214 006 Robert Bellaire Japanese Prisoners.mp3
      7. Soldiers Press 421221 007 William Tyree Pacific Theater.mp3
      8. Soldiers Press 421228 008 Frank Hewlett Fall Bataan.mp3
      9. Soldiers Press 430104 009 Ned Russell Seige Stuka Acres.mp3
      10. Soldiers Press 430111 010 Robert Martin Bombers Ovr Haiphong.mp3
      11. Soldiers Press 430222 016 Leo Disher Letter Mrs Marshall.mp3
      12. Soldiers Press 430301 017 Robert Miller A Son Bushido.mp3
      13. Soldiers Press 430509 027 Walter Cronkite Dry Martini.mp3
      14. Soldiers Press 430516 028 Robert Vermillion Atlantic Convoy.mp3
      15. Soldiers Press 430523 029 Clinton B Conger Night Patrol.mp3
      16. Soldiers Press 430919 046 Russell Annabel Kiska Mission.mp3
      17. Soldiers Press 431128 056 George Palmer Torpedo.mp3
      18. Soldiers Press 431205 057 Reynolds Packard Battle Boomerang.mp3
      19. Soldiers Press 431226 060 Richard Johnson Lthernecks Tarawa.mp3
      20. Soldiers Press 440102 061 Reynolds Packard Phantom Enemy.mp3
      21. Soldiers Press 440430 078 Frank Hewlett Merrills Raiders.mp3
      22. Soldiers Press 440507 079 Robert Vermillion Anzio Diary.mp3
      23. Soldiers Press 440625 086 Virgil Pinkney Invasion.mp3
      24. Soldiers Press 440702 087 Robert Vermillion Road To Rome.mp3
      25. Soldiers Press 440917 098 Joan Younger Return Soldier.mp3
      26. Soldiers Press 440924 099 Robert Vermillion Paratroopers.mp3
      27. Soldiers Press 441112 106 Boyd Lewis Ghost Goes To War.mp3
      28. Soldiers Press 441203 109 Leo Disher Drama In Air.mp3
      29. Soldiers Press 441224 112 Mac Johnson Target Tokyo.mp3
      30. Soldiers Press 441231 113 Henry Gorrell Christmas Greetings.mp3
      31. Soldiers Press 450204 118 Ralph Teasworth Communique 168.mp3
      32. Soldiers Press 450218 120 Walter Cronkite Symbol Caduceus.mp3
      33. Soldiers Press 450325 125 Walter Cronkite Grease Monkey.mp3
      34. Soldiers Press 450415 128 Doris Johnstone Hide Out.mp3
      35. Soldiers Press 450422 129 Ann Stringer Bravest Men In Army.mp3
      36. Soldiers Press 450610 136 Boyd Lewis Victory In West.mp3
      37. Soldiers Press 450617 137 Eddie Beattie Prisoner War.mp3
      38. Soldiers Press John Mcdermott A Face To Remember.mp3
      39. Soldiers Press Robert L Frey Paratroopers Different From 99.mp3
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    39 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 6 min
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      39 shows - total playtime 8 hours 6 minutes
      1. Soldiers Press 421109 001 Henry Gorrell Bombing Navareno Bay.mp3
      2. Soldiers Press 421116 002 Robert Miller Men At Guadalcanal.mp3
      3. Soldiers Press 421123 003 Richard Mcmillan North Africa.mp3
      4. Soldiers Press 421130 004 Joe James Custer With Battle Fleet.mp3
      5. Soldiers Press 421207 005 Leo Disher Heroism In Oran.mp3
      6. Soldiers Press 421214 006 Robert Bellaire Japanese Prisoners.mp3
      7. Soldiers Press 421221 007 William Tyree Pacific Theater.mp3
      8. Soldiers Press 421228 008 Frank Hewlett Fall Bataan.mp3
      9. Soldiers Press 430104 009 Ned Russell Seige Stuka Acres.mp3
      10. Soldiers Press 430111 010 Robert Martin Bombers Ovr Haiphong.mp3
      11. Soldiers Press 430222 016 Leo Disher Letter Mrs Marshall.mp3
      12. Soldiers Press 430301 017 Robert Miller A Son Bushido.mp3
      13. Soldiers Press 430509 027 Walter Cronkite Dry Martini.mp3
      14. Soldiers Press 430516 028 Robert Vermillion Atlantic Convoy.mp3
      15. Soldiers Press 430523 029 Clinton B Conger Night Patrol.mp3
      16. Soldiers Press 430919 046 Russell Annabel Kiska Mission.mp3
      17. Soldiers Press 431128 056 George Palmer Torpedo.mp3
      18. Soldiers Press 431205 057 Reynolds Packard Battle Boomerang.mp3
      19. Soldiers Press 431226 060 Richard Johnson Lthernecks Tarawa.mp3
      20. Soldiers Press 440102 061 Reynolds Packard Phantom Enemy.mp3
      21. Soldiers Press 440430 078 Frank Hewlett Merrills Raiders.mp3
      22. Soldiers Press 440507 079 Robert Vermillion Anzio Diary.mp3
      23. Soldiers Press 440625 086 Virgil Pinkney Invasion.mp3
      24. Soldiers Press 440702 087 Robert Vermillion Road To Rome.mp3
      25. Soldiers Press 440917 098 Joan Younger Return Soldier.mp3
      26. Soldiers Press 440924 099 Robert Vermillion Paratroopers.mp3
      27. Soldiers Press 441112 106 Boyd Lewis Ghost Goes To War.mp3
      28. Soldiers Press 441203 109 Leo Disher Drama In Air.mp3
      29. Soldiers Press 441224 112 Mac Johnson Target Tokyo.mp3
      30. Soldiers Press 441231 113 Henry Gorrell Christmas Greetings.mp3
      31. Soldiers Press 450204 118 Ralph Teasworth Communique 168.mp3
      32. Soldiers Press 450218 120 Walter Cronkite Symbol Caduceus.mp3
      33. Soldiers Press 450325 125 Walter Cronkite Grease Monkey.mp3
      34. Soldiers Press 450415 128 Doris Johnstone Hide Out.mp3
      35. Soldiers Press 450422 129 Ann Stringer Bravest Men In Army.mp3
      36. Soldiers Press 450610 136 Boyd Lewis Victory In West.mp3
      37. Soldiers Press 450617 137 Eddie Beattie Prisoner War.mp3
      38. Soldiers Press John Mcdermott A Face To Remember.mp3
      39. Soldiers Press Robert L Frey Paratroopers Different From 99.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



    39 recordings on 8 Audio CDs
    total playtime 8 hours, 6 min

    Disc A001

    1. Soldiers Press John Mcdermott A Face To Remember
    2. Soldiers Press Robert L Frey Paratroopers Different From 99
    3. Soldiers Press 421109 001 Henry Gorrell Bombing Navareno Bay
    4. Soldiers Press 421116 002 Robert Miller Men At Guadalcanal
    5. Soldiers Press 421123 003 Richard Mcmillan North Africa

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    Disc A002

    1. Soldiers Press 421130 004 Joe James Custer With Battle Fleet
    2. Soldiers Press 421207 005 Leo Disher Heroism In Oran
    3. Soldiers Press 421214 006 Robert Bellaire Japanese Prisoners
    4. Soldiers Press 421221 007 William Tyree Pacific Theater
    5. Soldiers Press 421228 008 Frank Hewlett Fall Bataan

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    Disc A003

    1. Soldiers Press 430104 009 Ned Russell Seige Stuka Acres
    2. Soldiers Press 430111 010 Robert Martin Bombers Ovr Haiphong
    3. Soldiers Press 430222 016 Leo Disher Letter Mrs Marshall
    4. Soldiers Press 430301 017 Robert Miller A Son Bushido
    5. Soldiers Press 430509 027 Walter Cronkite Dry Martini

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    Disc A004

    1. Soldiers Press 430516 028 Robert Vermillion Atlantic Convoy
    2. Soldiers Press 430523 029 Clinton B Conger Night Patrol
    3. Soldiers Press 430919 046 Russell Annabel Kiska Mission
    4. Soldiers Press 431128 056 George Palmer Torpedo
    5. Soldiers Press 431205 057 Reynolds Packard Battle Boomerang

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    Disc A005

    1. Soldiers Press 431226 060 Richard Johnson Lthernecks Tarawa
    2. Soldiers Press 440102 061 Reynolds Packard Phantom Enemy
    3. Soldiers Press 440430 078 Frank Hewlett Merrills Raiders
    4. Soldiers Press 440507 079 Robert Vermillion Anzio Diary
    5. Soldiers Press 440625 086 Virgil Pinkney Invasion

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    Disc A006

    1. Soldiers Press 440702 087 Robert Vermillion Road To Rome
    2. Soldiers Press 440917 098 Joan Younger Return Soldier
    3. Soldiers Press 440924 099 Robert Vermillion Paratroopers
    4. Soldiers Press 441112 106 Boyd Lewis Ghost Goes To War
    5. Soldiers Press 441203 109 Leo Disher Drama In Air

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    Disc A007

    1. Soldiers Press 441224 112 Mac Johnson Target Tokyo
    2. Soldiers Press 441231 113 Henry Gorrell Christmas Greetings
    3. Soldiers Press 450204 118 Ralph Teasworth Communique 168
    4. Soldiers Press 450218 120 Walter Cronkite Symbol Caduceus
    5. Soldiers Press 450325 125 Walter Cronkite Grease Monkey

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    Disc A008

    1. Soldiers Press 450415 128 Doris Johnstone Hide Out
    2. Soldiers Press 450422 129 Ann Stringer Bravest Men In Army
    3. Soldiers Press 450610 136 Boyd Lewis Victory In West
    4. Soldiers Press 450617 137 Eddie Beattie Prisoner War

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