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Sounds of War

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

18 old time radio show recordings
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"Sitzkrieg Phoney War"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Churchill Roosevelt Stalinn 1973-74 the British Broadcasting Corporation aired won of the most well made historical television documentaries ever made; the 26 episode history of the Second World War, The World At War.

The World At War used archival footage to tell its story, along with the authoritative narration of Laurence Olivier and inspirational music scored by Mark Arnold-Foster.

Panzer TanksA similar American Radio project was broadcast in 1965 by Westinghouse Broadcasting. The 18-part documentary, The Sound of War, was produced by Bud Greenspan and narrated by his brother David Greenspan (credited as David Perry).  The Greenspan's would go on to produce a number of Sports documentary films, David Perry would be remembered as "the Voice of the Olympics."

The show carried the tagline "The Actual Sound Record of World War II. A drama preserved for all time through the medium of radio. An era not to be forgotten." The Sound of War used recordings of radio broadcasts from the War, many of them rare recordings. The recordings and stories are linked together with orchestral music and narration. The historic broadcasts feature the voices of Adolf Hitler, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Benito Mussolini, Neville Chamberlin, General Douglas McArthur, Charles DeGaulle, Hermann Goering and many more. Where the speeches are not in English, a simultaneous translation is given. Also featured are news reports and flashes of events as they  happened.

D-Day BombersThe scope of the program was the "2191 days from the time Hitler's Panzer divisions moved across the Polish Border to the ceremony of the Japanese Surrender aboard the United States Battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay." The first four episodes, "Munich, Victory Without Bloodshed", "War Begins", "Poland in Misery", and Sitzkrieg, the Phony War", chronicle the early days of the war and the diplomatic failures of the British and French to contain Hitler's aggression. "France in Torment" and "The Fall of France" in three parts are next ("The Fall of France Pt 3" came after "Climb Mount Niitaka", "The Day They Attacked Pearl Harbor", and "The Battle of Britain".  "The Philippine Islands: Their Death… Their Life" tells the story of General MacArthur's campaign along with the tragic Bataan Death March. The end of the War in Europe is told in "D-Day, The Beginning of the End" and "VE Day: Victory in Europe". The series takes a departure from chronological history in the next three episodes, "The Music of the War", and the two-part "The Most Dramatic Voices and Sounds of the War". The Series concludes with "VJ Day: The End of the War."

The history of WWII is available in greater detail from many sources. This product of the Greenspan Brothers is unique for its collection of sound clips and the actual voices of so many of the major players.

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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.



    18 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 48 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 7 hours 48 minutes
      1. Sound Of War 01 Munich Victory Without Bloodshed.mp3
      2. Sound Of War 02 War Begins.mp3
      3. Sound Of War 03 Poland In Misery.mp3
      4. Sound Of War 04 Sitzkrieg Phoney War.mp3
      5. Sound Of War 05 France In Torment.mp3
      6. Sound Of War 06 Fall Of France Part 1.mp3
      7. Sound Of War 07 Fall Of France Part 2.mp3
      8. Sound Of War 08 Climb Mount Niitaka.mp3
      9. Sound Of War 09 Day They Attacked Pearl.mp3
      10. Sound Of War 10 Battle Of Britain.mp3
      11. Sound Of War 11 Fall Of France Part 3.mp3
      12. Sound Of War 12 Philippine Islands Their Death Their Life.mp3
      13. Sound Of War 13 Dday Beginning Of End.mp3
      14. Sound Of War 14 Ve Day Victory In Europe.mp3
      15. Sound Of War 15 Music Of War.mp3
      16. Sound Of War 16 War As We Know It.mp3
      17. Sound Of War 17 Most Dramatic Voices And Sounds Of War.mp3
      18. Sound Of War 18 Vj Day End Of War.mp3
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    18 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 7 hours, 48 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 7 hours 48 minutes
      1. Sound Of War 01 Munich Victory Without Bloodshed.mp3
      2. Sound Of War 02 War Begins.mp3
      3. Sound Of War 03 Poland In Misery.mp3
      4. Sound Of War 04 Sitzkrieg Phoney War.mp3
      5. Sound Of War 05 France In Torment.mp3
      6. Sound Of War 06 Fall Of France Part 1.mp3
      7. Sound Of War 07 Fall Of France Part 2.mp3
      8. Sound Of War 08 Climb Mount Niitaka.mp3
      9. Sound Of War 09 Day They Attacked Pearl.mp3
      10. Sound Of War 10 Battle Of Britain.mp3
      11. Sound Of War 11 Fall Of France Part 3.mp3
      12. Sound Of War 12 Philippine Islands Their Death Their Life.mp3
      13. Sound Of War 13 Dday Beginning Of End.mp3
      14. Sound Of War 14 Ve Day Victory In Europe.mp3
      15. Sound Of War 15 Music Of War.mp3
      16. Sound Of War 16 War As We Know It.mp3
      17. Sound Of War 17 Most Dramatic Voices And Sounds Of War.mp3
      18. Sound Of War 18 Vj Day End Of War.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



    18 recordings on 9 Audio CDs
    total playtime 7 hours, 48 min

    Disc A001

    1. Sound Of War 01 Munich Victory Without Bloodshed
    2. Sound Of War 02 War Begins

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    Disc A002

    1. Sound Of War 03 Poland In Misery
    2. Sound Of War 04 Sitzkrieg Phoney War

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    Disc A003

    1. Sound Of War 05 France In Torment
    2. Sound Of War 06 Fall Of France Part 1

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    Disc A004

    1. Sound Of War 07 Fall Of France Part 2
    2. Sound Of War 08 Climb Mount Niitaka

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    Disc A005

    1. Sound Of War 09 Day They Attacked Pearl
    2. Sound Of War 10 Battle Of Britain

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    Disc A006

    1. Sound Of War 11 Fall Of France Part 3
    2. Sound Of War 12 Philippine Islands Their Death Their Life

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    Disc A007

    1. Sound Of War 13 Dday Beginning Of End
    2. Sound Of War 14 Ve Day Victory In Europe

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    Disc A008

    1. Sound Of War 15 Music Of War
    2. Sound Of War 16 War As We Know It

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    Disc A009

    1. Sound Of War 17 Most Dramatic Voices And Sounds Of War
    2. Sound Of War 18 Vj Day End Of War

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