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What Are We Fighting For?

Produced by the War Department and CBS, this show includes astonishing interviews of soldiers, officers, and service men about to enter WWII. Edward Murrow appears in the first episode.

6 old time radio show recordings
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"Road to War"



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Edward Murrow"The best soldiers in the world are the ones who know what they are fighting for..." was thepremiseof the short lived series What Are We Fighting For?

Alvin YorkFor six weeks in thespringof 1942, the Columbia Network set up a series ofremotebroadcasts various Army installations around the country, including the Military Academy at West Point, Fort Meade, MD, Camp Claiborne, LA, and others.

Live audiences wereusuallyofficers and enlisted men, often only days or weeks away from shipping out to the front lines. Sponsored and recorded by the War Department, thesehistoricalbroadcastswere usedintrainingandnewtroopsorientation.

Speakers in thisserieswere mostly CBS correspondents who had already been in the war zone. Edward R. Murrow spoke on "The Road To War", recounting Nazi aggression and summarizing his reports from London during the blitz. Thejobof reporting the progress of America's war efforts from Pearl Harbor to date fell to Lee White, whohad been injuredduring the conflict in the Balkans. Perhaps theclimaxof the series came in the lastepisodewhen WWI hero Sgt. Alvin York addressed his reactivated unit, the 82nd Infantry, the "All American Division", at Camp Claiborne in Louisiana.

There was noeffortmadetodisguisethepropagandaof What Are We Fighting For?American fighting men wereanxiousandenthusiasticto get into the fight and to get the job done. One might say this has always been true of America'sbraveservice men and women.

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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.



    6 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 24 min
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      6 shows - total playtime 1 hours 24 minutes
      1. What Are We Fighting For 420402 1 Road To War.mp3
      2. What Are We Fighting For 420409 2 Pear Harbour Means To Me.mp3
      3. What Are We Fighting For 420416 3 Your Enemies Fascists.mp3
      4. What Are We Fighting For 420423 4 Russians Our Kind People.mp3
      5. What Are We Fighting For 420430 5 What We Fight For.mp3
      6. What Are We Fighting For 420508 6 Sergeant York.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    6 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 24 min
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    Click here to see disc contents


      6 shows - total playtime 1 hours 24 minutes
      1. What Are We Fighting For 420402 1 Road To War.mp3
      2. What Are We Fighting For 420409 2 Pear Harbour Means To Me.mp3
      3. What Are We Fighting For 420416 3 Your Enemies Fascists.mp3
      4. What Are We Fighting For 420423 4 Russians Our Kind People.mp3
      5. What Are We Fighting For 420430 5 What We Fight For.mp3
      6. What Are We Fighting For 420508 6 Sergeant York.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



    6 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 24 min

    Disc A001

    1. What Are We Fighting For 420402 1 Road To War
    2. What Are We Fighting For 420409 2 Pear Harbour Means To Me
    3. What Are We Fighting For 420416 3 Your Enemies Fascists
    4. What Are We Fighting For 420423 4 Russians Our Kind People

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. What Are We Fighting For 420430 5 What We Fight For
    2. What Are We Fighting For 420508 6 Sergeant York

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00