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(update) now with improved sound quality -- This old time radio series is a wonderful blend of history and literature and sometimes a sprinkle of wartime propaganda.

89 old time radio show recordings
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Dramatic Interpretations of WWII (1943-1945)

Produced in cooperation with the Council on Books in Wartime the episodes of Words at War were based on literature created during the war by a variety of authors.  Though we are told that they are the real accounts of wartime tales the show was often speculative but based on real events from the war or potential events in the future. War Bonds posterA wonderful blend of history and literature and sometimes a sprinkle of wartime propaganda, Words at War is a glimpse of the beliefs and fears of American authors during the last great war. 

In the episode, "What to do about Germany." was written to warn America of falling to the Germans and becoming slaves in the "future" year 1985.  A father gives his son a figurine of the Statue of Liberty, which we were told was destroyed after German took over the world. 

"The Story of the Secret State" recounts events in one man's life during the German Invasion of Poland.  The character life is turned upside-down eventually he joins the Polish Underground that fought the Nazi Invasion.

Propaganda posterDuring the war, Japan launched a sudden attack against the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Eight hours later they launched an assault on Hong Kong.  In "Prisoner of the Japs" a female reporter tells her harrowing experience of living in a hotel in Hong Kong during 17 days it took for Japan to occupy the island. 

In "Firm Hands, Silent People" a Yugoslav woman screams but we learn that "she is not being molested, her pain is mental" as she remember the death of her husband at the hands of the Nazis. 

Exciting and descriptive, these dramatic interpretations are told in first person from the fictional authors during WWII.   Each show was to be "a living record of this war and things for which we fought."

For more WWII old time radio shows, see also Dear Adolf, Blitzkrieg, Adolf Hitler Recordings and the WWII Collection.

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    89 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 43 hours, 10 min
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    Volume 1 - 45 shows - total playtime 22 hours 20 minutes
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    1. Words At War 430624 01 Combined Operations.mp3
    2. Words At War 430710 03 They Call It Pacific.mp3
    3. Words At War 430717 04 The Last Days Of Sevestopol.mp3
    4. Words At War 430724 05 The Ship.mp3
    5. Words At War 430731 06 Firm Hands, Silent Poeple.mp3
    6. Words At War 430807 07 Prisoner Of The Japs.mp3
    7. Words At War 430814 08 Love At First Flight.mp3
    8. Words At War 430819 09 Last Days Of Sevestopol.mp3
    9. Words At War 430821 10 Malta Spitfire.mp3
    10. Words At War 430902 12 Dynamate Cargo.mp3
    11. Words At War 430916 14 Since You Went Away.mp3
    12. Words At War 430923 15 They Shall Not Have Me.mp3
    13. Words At War 430930 16 Battle Hymn Of China.mp3
    14. Words At War 431005 17 Eighty Three Days.mp3
    15. Words At War 431012 18 Paris Underground.mp3
    16. Words At War 431019 19 Shortcut To Tokyo.mp3
    17. Words At War 431026 20 Who Dare To Live.mp3
    18. Words At War 431102 21 Here Is Your War.mp3
    19. Words At War 431109 22 To All Hands.mp3
    20. Words At War 431123 24 Escape From The Balkins.mp3
    21. Words At War 431130 25 Hail Caesar El Duce.mp3
    22. Words At War 431207 26 Book Of War Letters.mp3
    23. Words At War 431214 27 Mother America.mp3
    24. Words At War 431221 28 Log Bookbritish Merchant Marine.mp3
    25. Words At War 431228 29 Ninth Commandmentinvasion Of Holland.mp3
    26. Words At War 440104 30 They Shall Inherit The Earth.mp3
    27. Words At War 440111 31 Eighty Three Days.mp3
    28. Words At War 440118 32 War Tide.mp3
    29. Words At War 440125 33 Condition Red.mp3
    30. Words At War 440201 34 White Brigade.mp3
    31. Words At War 440208 35 George Washington Carver.mp3
    32. Words At War 440215 36 The New Sun.mp3
    33. Words At War 440222 37 Assignment Usa.mp3
    34. Words At War 440307 39 Weeping Wood.mp3
    35. Words At War 440314 40 Science At War.mp3
    36. Words At War 440321 41 Der Feuhrer.mp3
    37. Words At War 440328 42 A Bell For Adano.mp3
    38. Words At War 440404 43 Assignment Usa.mp3
    39. Words At War 440411 44 Wild River.mp3
    40. Words At War 440418 45 Silence Of The Seas.mp3
    41. Words At War 440502 47 Curtain Rises.mp3
    42. Words At War 440509 48 Gunners Get Glory.mp3
    43. Words At War 440516 49 Lifeline.mp3
    44. Words At War 440523 50 Lend Lease Weapon For Victory.mp3
    45. Words At War 440530 51 The Navy Hunts The Cgr 3070.mp3
    Volume 2 - 44 shows - total playtime 20 hours 50 minutes
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    1. Words At War 440613 Here Is Your War, Ernie Pyle.mp3
    2. Words At War 440627 52 Fair Stood The Winds Of France.mp3
    3. Words At War 440704 53 War Criminals And Punishment.mp3
    4. Words At War 440711 54 Captain Retread.mp3
    5. Words At War 440718 55 War Below Zero.mp3
    6. Words At War 440725 56 Lost Island.mp3
    7. Words At War 440801 57 Headquarters Budapest.mp3
    8. Words At War 440808 58 Nazi's Go Underground.mp3
    9. Words At War 440815 59 Heaven Below 1o2.mp3
    10. Words At War 440829 61 Simone.mp3
    11. Words At War 440905 62 The Veteran Comes Back.mp3
    12. Words At War 440912 63 One Man Air Force.mp3
    13. Words At War 440926 65 Journey Through Chaos.mp3
    14. Words At War 441003 66 Pacific Victory, 1945.mp3
    15. Words At War 441010 67 The Veteran Comes Back.mp3
    16. Words At War 441024 69 Still Time To Die.mp3
    17. Words At War 441114 71 One Thing After Another.mp3
    18. Words At War 441121 72 Barriers Down.mp3
    19. Words At War 441128 73 Camp Follower.mp3
    20. Words At War 441205 74 The Guys On The Ground.mp3
    21. Words At War 441212 75 Your School, Your Children.mp3
    22. Words At War 441219 76 The Cross And The Arrow.mp3
    23. Words At War 441226 77 Scape Goats In Historyhistory O.mp3
    24. Words At War 450102 78 It's Always Bright Tomorrow.mp3
    25. Words At War 450109 79 Borrowed Nights.mp3
    26. Words At War 450116 80 Verdict On India.mp3
    27. Words At War 450123 81 The Story Of A Secret State.mp3
    28. Words At War 450206 82 Ten Escape From Tojo 2o2.mp3
    29. Words At War 450213 83 What To Do With Germany.mp3
    30. Words At War 450220 84 Battle Report Pearl Harbor To.mp3
    31. Words At War 450227 85 Faith Of Our Fathers.mp3
    32. Words At War 450306 86 Rainbow.mp3
    33. Words At War 450313 87 Can Do.mp3
    34. Words At War 450320 88 Tomorrow We'll See.mp3
    35. Words At War 450327 89 Banshee Harvest.mp3
    36. Words At War 450403 90 Full Employment In A Free Society.mp3
    37. Words At War 450410 91 Apartment In Athens.mp3
    38. Words At War 450417 92 They Left The Back Door Open.mp3
    39. Words At War 450424 93 Brave Men.mp3
    40. Words At War 450501 94 The Hide Out.mp3
    41. Words At War 450515 95 The Road To Curftom.mp3
    42. Words At War 450522 96 Wartime Racketeers.mp3
    43. Words At War 450529 97 Soldier To Civilian.mp3
    44. Words At War 450605 98 My Country.mp3
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    89 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 43 hours, 10 min
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    Volume 1 - 45 shows - total playtime 22 hours 20 minutes
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    1. Words At War 430624 01 Combined Operations.mp3
    2. Words At War 430710 03 They Call It Pacific.mp3
    3. Words At War 430717 04 The Last Days Of Sevestopol.mp3
    4. Words At War 430724 05 The Ship.mp3
    5. Words At War 430731 06 Firm Hands, Silent Poeple.mp3
    6. Words At War 430807 07 Prisoner Of The Japs.mp3
    7. Words At War 430814 08 Love At First Flight.mp3
    8. Words At War 430819 09 Last Days Of Sevestopol.mp3
    9. Words At War 430821 10 Malta Spitfire.mp3
    10. Words At War 430902 12 Dynamate Cargo.mp3
    11. Words At War 430916 14 Since You Went Away.mp3
    12. Words At War 430923 15 They Shall Not Have Me.mp3
    13. Words At War 430930 16 Battle Hymn Of China.mp3
    14. Words At War 431005 17 Eighty Three Days.mp3
    15. Words At War 431012 18 Paris Underground.mp3
    16. Words At War 431019 19 Shortcut To Tokyo.mp3
    17. Words At War 431026 20 Who Dare To Live.mp3
    18. Words At War 431102 21 Here Is Your War.mp3
    19. Words At War 431109 22 To All Hands.mp3
    20. Words At War 431123 24 Escape From The Balkins.mp3
    21. Words At War 431130 25 Hail Caesar El Duce.mp3
    22. Words At War 431207 26 Book Of War Letters.mp3
    23. Words At War 431214 27 Mother America.mp3
    24. Words At War 431221 28 Log Bookbritish Merchant Marine.mp3
    25. Words At War 431228 29 Ninth Commandmentinvasion Of Holland.mp3
    26. Words At War 440104 30 They Shall Inherit The Earth.mp3
    27. Words At War 440111 31 Eighty Three Days.mp3
    28. Words At War 440118 32 War Tide.mp3
    29. Words At War 440125 33 Condition Red.mp3
    30. Words At War 440201 34 White Brigade.mp3
    31. Words At War 440208 35 George Washington Carver.mp3
    32. Words At War 440215 36 The New Sun.mp3
    33. Words At War 440222 37 Assignment Usa.mp3
    34. Words At War 440307 39 Weeping Wood.mp3
    35. Words At War 440314 40 Science At War.mp3
    36. Words At War 440321 41 Der Feuhrer.mp3
    37. Words At War 440328 42 A Bell For Adano.mp3
    38. Words At War 440404 43 Assignment Usa.mp3
    39. Words At War 440411 44 Wild River.mp3
    40. Words At War 440418 45 Silence Of The Seas.mp3
    41. Words At War 440502 47 Curtain Rises.mp3
    42. Words At War 440509 48 Gunners Get Glory.mp3
    43. Words At War 440516 49 Lifeline.mp3
    44. Words At War 440523 50 Lend Lease Weapon For Victory.mp3
    45. Words At War 440530 51 The Navy Hunts The Cgr 3070.mp3
    Volume 2 - 44 shows - total playtime 20 hours 50 minutes
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    1. Words At War 440613 Here Is Your War, Ernie Pyle.mp3
    2. Words At War 440627 52 Fair Stood The Winds Of France.mp3
    3. Words At War 440704 53 War Criminals And Punishment.mp3
    4. Words At War 440711 54 Captain Retread.mp3
    5. Words At War 440718 55 War Below Zero.mp3
    6. Words At War 440725 56 Lost Island.mp3
    7. Words At War 440801 57 Headquarters Budapest.mp3
    8. Words At War 440808 58 Nazi's Go Underground.mp3
    9. Words At War 440815 59 Heaven Below 1o2.mp3
    10. Words At War 440829 61 Simone.mp3
    11. Words At War 440905 62 The Veteran Comes Back.mp3
    12. Words At War 440912 63 One Man Air Force.mp3
    13. Words At War 440926 65 Journey Through Chaos.mp3
    14. Words At War 441003 66 Pacific Victory, 1945.mp3
    15. Words At War 441010 67 The Veteran Comes Back.mp3
    16. Words At War 441024 69 Still Time To Die.mp3
    17. Words At War 441114 71 One Thing After Another.mp3
    18. Words At War 441121 72 Barriers Down.mp3
    19. Words At War 441128 73 Camp Follower.mp3
    20. Words At War 441205 74 The Guys On The Ground.mp3
    21. Words At War 441212 75 Your School, Your Children.mp3
    22. Words At War 441219 76 The Cross And The Arrow.mp3
    23. Words At War 441226 77 Scape Goats In Historyhistory O.mp3
    24. Words At War 450102 78 It's Always Bright Tomorrow.mp3
    25. Words At War 450109 79 Borrowed Nights.mp3
    26. Words At War 450116 80 Verdict On India.mp3
    27. Words At War 450123 81 The Story Of A Secret State.mp3
    28. Words At War 450206 82 Ten Escape From Tojo 2o2.mp3
    29. Words At War 450213 83 What To Do With Germany.mp3
    30. Words At War 450220 84 Battle Report Pearl Harbor To.mp3
    31. Words At War 450227 85 Faith Of Our Fathers.mp3
    32. Words At War 450306 86 Rainbow.mp3
    33. Words At War 450313 87 Can Do.mp3
    34. Words At War 450320 88 Tomorrow We'll See.mp3
    35. Words At War 450327 89 Banshee Harvest.mp3
    36. Words At War 450403 90 Full Employment In A Free Society.mp3
    37. Words At War 450410 91 Apartment In Athens.mp3
    38. Words At War 450417 92 They Left The Back Door Open.mp3
    39. Words At War 450424 93 Brave Men.mp3
    40. Words At War 450501 94 The Hide Out.mp3
    41. Words At War 450515 95 The Road To Curftom.mp3
    42. Words At War 450522 96 Wartime Racketeers.mp3
    43. Words At War 450529 97 Soldier To Civilian.mp3
    44. Words At War 450605 98 My Country.mp3
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    89 recordings on 45 Audio CDs
    total playtime 43 hours, 10 min

    Disc A001

    1. Words At War 430624 01 Combined Operations
    2. Words At War 430710 03 They Call It Pacific

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    Disc A002

    1. Words At War 430717 04 The Last Days Of Sevestopol
    2. Words At War 430724 05 The Ship

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    Disc A003

    1. Words At War 430731 06 Firm Hands, Silent Poeple
    2. Words At War 430807 07 Prisoner Of The Japs

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    Disc A004

    1. Words At War 430814 08 Love At First Flight
    2. Words At War 430819 09 Last Days Of Sevestopol

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    Disc A005

    1. Words At War 430821 10 Malta Spitfire
    2. Words At War 430902 12 Dynamate Cargo

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    Disc A006

    1. Words At War 430916 14 Since You Went Away
    2. Words At War 430923 15 They Shall Not Have Me

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    Disc A007

    1. Words At War 430930 16 Battle Hymn Of China
    2. Words At War 431005 17 Eighty Three Days

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    Disc A008

    1. Words At War 431012 18 Paris Underground
    2. Words At War 431019 19 Shortcut To Tokyo

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    Disc A009

    1. Words At War 431026 20 Who Dare To Live
    2. Words At War 431102 21 Here Is Your War

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    Disc A010

    1. Words At War 431109 22 To All Hands
    2. Words At War 431123 24 Escape From The Balkins

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    Disc A011

    1. Words At War 431130 25 Hail Caesar El Duce
    2. Words At War 431207 26 Book Of War Letters

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    Disc A012

    1. Words At War 431214 27 Mother America
    2. Words At War 431221 28 Log Bookbritish Merchant Marine

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    Disc A013

    1. Words At War 431228 29 Ninth Commandmentinvasion Of Holland
    2. Words At War 440104 30 They Shall Inherit The Earth

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    Disc A014

    1. Words At War 440111 31 Eighty Three Days
    2. Words At War 440118 32 War Tide

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    Disc A015

    1. Words At War 440125 33 Condition Red
    2. Words At War 440201 34 White Brigade

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    Disc A016

    1. Words At War 440208 35 George Washington Carver
    2. Words At War 440215 36 The New Sun

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    Disc A017

    1. Words At War 440222 37 Assignment Usa
    2. Words At War 440307 39 Weeping Wood

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    Disc A018

    1. Words At War 440314 40 Science At War
    2. Words At War 440321 41 Der Feuhrer

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    Disc A019

    1. Words At War 440328 42 A Bell For Adano
    2. Words At War 440404 43 Assignment Usa

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    Disc A020

    1. Words At War 440411 44 Wild River
    2. Words At War 440418 45 Silence Of The Seas

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    Disc A021

    1. Words At War 440502 47 Curtain Rises
    2. Words At War 440509 48 Gunners Get Glory

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    Disc A022

    1. Words At War 440516 49 Lifeline
    2. Words At War 440523 50 Lend Lease Weapon For Victory

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    Disc A023

    1. Words At War 440530 51 The Navy Hunts The Cgr 3070
    2. Words At War 440613 Here Is Your War, Ernie Pyle

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    Disc A024

    1. Words At War 440627 52 Fair Stood The Winds Of France
    2. Words At War 440704 53 War Criminals And Punishment

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    Disc A025

    1. Words At War 440711 54 Captain Retread
    2. Words At War 440718 55 War Below Zero

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    Disc A026

    1. Words At War 440725 56 Lost Island
    2. Words At War 440801 57 Headquarters Budapest

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    Disc A027

    1. Words At War 440808 58 Nazi's Go Underground
    2. Words At War 440815 59 Heaven Below 1o2

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    Disc A028

    1. Words At War 440829 61 Simone
    2. Words At War 440905 62 The Veteran Comes Back

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    Disc A029

    1. Words At War 440912 63 One Man Air Force
    2. Words At War 440926 65 Journey Through Chaos

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    Disc A030

    1. Words At War 441003 66 Pacific Victory, 1945
    2. Words At War 441010 67 The Veteran Comes Back

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    Disc A031

    1. Words At War 441024 69 Still Time To Die
    2. Words At War 441114 71 One Thing After Another

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    Disc A032

    1. Words At War 441121 72 Barriers Down
    2. Words At War 441128 73 Camp Follower

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    Disc A033

    1. Words At War 441205 74 The Guys On The Ground
    2. Words At War 441212 75 Your School, Your Children

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    Disc A034

    1. Words At War 441219 76 The Cross And The Arrow
    2. Words At War 441226 77 Scape Goats In Historyhistory O

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    Disc A035

    1. Words At War 450102 78 It's Always Bright Tomorrow
    2. Words At War 450109 79 Borrowed Nights

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    Disc A036

    1. Words At War 450116 80 Verdict On India
    2. Words At War 450123 81 The Story Of A Secret State

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    Disc A037

    1. Words At War 450206 82 Ten Escape From Tojo 2o2
    2. Words At War 450213 83 What To Do With Germany

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    Disc A038

    1. Words At War 450220 84 Battle Report Pearl Harbor To
    2. Words At War 450227 85 Faith Of Our Fathers

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    Disc A039

    1. Words At War 450306 86 Rainbow
    2. Words At War 450313 87 Can Do

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    Disc A040

    1. Words At War 450320 88 Tomorrow We'll See
    2. Words At War 450327 89 Banshee Harvest

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    Disc A041

    1. Words At War 450403 90 Full Employment In A Free Society
    2. Words At War 450410 91 Apartment In Athens

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    Disc A042

    1. Words At War 450417 92 They Left The Back Door Open
    2. Words At War 450424 93 Brave Men

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    Disc A043

    1. Words At War 450501 94 The Hide Out
    2. Words At War 450515 95 The Road To Curftom

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    Disc A044

    1. Words At War 450522 96 Wartime Racketeers
    2. Words At War 450529 97 Soldier To Civilian

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    Disc A045

    1. Words At War 450605 98 My Country

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