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The 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"

25 old time radio show recordings
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7 Audio CDs


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"Appeasement Marches On Pt 1"



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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"

Francisco FrancoNBC along with the American Historical Association, created Story Behind the Headlines a show that took important stories of the time and discussed the history behind the story. The show was on the air in the 1930s and the 1940s and covered much of the history behind stories related to the war as well as tackling many stories closer to home after the war. The host was Cesar Saerchinger who was a respected newsman.

In one of the early shows, titled "Appeasement Marches On" from February 1938, the big story was about Chamberlain's Britain recognizing the Spanish dictator, Francisco Franco. Serachinger goes deep into the history of Europe and the alliances, broken alliances, and realliances that brought the Continent to that point in 1938.

The airdates of most of the episodes included in this collection of Story Behind the Headlines take place before, during, and after WWII.

Story Behind the Headlines is an excellent old time radio show for historians interested in a deeper look into historical events that shaped our nation.

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

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.



    25 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 55 min
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      25 shows - total playtime 5 hours 55 minutes
      1. Story Behind Headlines 380217 Appeasement Marches On 1.mp3
      2. Story Behind Headlines 380217 Appeasement Marches On 2.mp3
      3. Story Behind Headlines 381014 Minorities Threat World Peace.mp3
      4. Story Behind Headlines 381021 Great Britain 4 Power Pact 1.mp3
      5. Story Behind Headlines 381021 Great Britain 4 Power Pact 2.mp3
      6. Story Behind Headlines 391027 Outbreak Of European War.mp3
      7. Story Behind Headlines 400524 Third Invasion Of France.mp3
      8. Story Behind Headlines 401108 War In Greece.mp3
      9. Story Behind Headlines 410502 Riddle Of Straits.mp3
      10. Story Behind Headlines 411102 Hitlers Crimean War.mp3
      11. Story Behind Headlines 420329 New Zealand Partner Defense.mp3
      12. Story Behind Headlines 421018 Guadalcanal.mp3
      13. Story Behind Headlines 430103 Russias Winter Offensive 2.mp3
      14. Story Behind Headlines 430725 Musilinna.mp3
      15. Story Behind Headlines 431204 Cairo And Tehran.mp3
      16. Story Behind Headlines 441119 Allied Western Offensive.mp3
      17. Story Behind Headlines 450516 Landing Marines Iwo Jima.mp3
      18. Story Behind Headlines 450812 False Peace Flash.mp3
      19. Story Behind Headlines 451028 French Elections.mp3
      20. Story Behind Headlines 460421 First Peace Time Easter.mp3
      21. Story Behind Headlines 460721 British Labour Government.mp3
      22. Story Behind Headlines 460818 Pres Truman Trial Balloon.mp3
      23. Story Behind Headlines 461013 Socalled Peace Conference.mp3
      24. Story Behind Headlines 470209 Security Council Of Un.mp3
      25. Story Behind Headlines 470309 Big Four Meet.mp3
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    25 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 55 min
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      25 shows - total playtime 5 hours 55 minutes
      1. Story Behind Headlines 380217 Appeasement Marches On 1.mp3
      2. Story Behind Headlines 380217 Appeasement Marches On 2.mp3
      3. Story Behind Headlines 381014 Minorities Threat World Peace.mp3
      4. Story Behind Headlines 381021 Great Britain 4 Power Pact 1.mp3
      5. Story Behind Headlines 381021 Great Britain 4 Power Pact 2.mp3
      6. Story Behind Headlines 391027 Outbreak Of European War.mp3
      7. Story Behind Headlines 400524 Third Invasion Of France.mp3
      8. Story Behind Headlines 401108 War In Greece.mp3
      9. Story Behind Headlines 410502 Riddle Of Straits.mp3
      10. Story Behind Headlines 411102 Hitlers Crimean War.mp3
      11. Story Behind Headlines 420329 New Zealand Partner Defense.mp3
      12. Story Behind Headlines 421018 Guadalcanal.mp3
      13. Story Behind Headlines 430103 Russias Winter Offensive 2.mp3
      14. Story Behind Headlines 430725 Musilinna.mp3
      15. Story Behind Headlines 431204 Cairo And Tehran.mp3
      16. Story Behind Headlines 441119 Allied Western Offensive.mp3
      17. Story Behind Headlines 450516 Landing Marines Iwo Jima.mp3
      18. Story Behind Headlines 450812 False Peace Flash.mp3
      19. Story Behind Headlines 451028 French Elections.mp3
      20. Story Behind Headlines 460421 First Peace Time Easter.mp3
      21. Story Behind Headlines 460721 British Labour Government.mp3
      22. Story Behind Headlines 460818 Pres Truman Trial Balloon.mp3
      23. Story Behind Headlines 461013 Socalled Peace Conference.mp3
      24. Story Behind Headlines 470209 Security Council Of Un.mp3
      25. Story Behind Headlines 470309 Big Four Meet.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



    25 recordings on 7 Audio CDs
    total playtime 5 hours, 55 min

    Disc A001

    1. Story Behind Headlines 380217 Appeasement Marches On 1
    2. Story Behind Headlines 380217 Appeasement Marches On 2
    3. Story Behind Headlines 381014 Minorities Threat World Peace
    4. Story Behind Headlines 381021 Great Britain 4 Power Pact 1

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    Disc A002

    1. Story Behind Headlines 381021 Great Britain 4 Power Pact 2
    2. Story Behind Headlines 391027 Outbreak Of European War
    3. Story Behind Headlines 400524 Third Invasion Of France
    4. Story Behind Headlines 401108 War In Greece

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    Disc A003

    1. Story Behind Headlines 410502 Riddle Of Straits
    2. Story Behind Headlines 411102 Hitlers Crimean War
    3. Story Behind Headlines 420329 New Zealand Partner Defense
    4. Story Behind Headlines 421018 Guadalcanal

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    Disc A004

    1. Story Behind Headlines 430103 Russias Winter Offensive 2
    2. Story Behind Headlines 430725 Musilinna
    3. Story Behind Headlines 431204 Cairo And Tehran
    4. Story Behind Headlines 441119 Allied Western Offensive

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    Disc A005

    1. Story Behind Headlines 450516 Landing Marines Iwo Jima
    2. Story Behind Headlines 450812 False Peace Flash
    3. Story Behind Headlines 451028 French Elections
    4. Story Behind Headlines 460421 First Peace Time Easter

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    Disc A006

    1. Story Behind Headlines 460721 British Labour Government
    2. Story Behind Headlines 460818 Pres Truman Trial Balloon
    3. Story Behind Headlines 461013 Socalled Peace Conference
    4. Story Behind Headlines 470209 Security Council Of Un

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    Disc A007

    1. Story Behind Headlines 470309 Big Four Meet

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