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We Shall Fight on the Beaches


In this speech, Churchill had to describe a great military disaster, and warn of a possible invasion attempt by Nazi Germany, without casting doubt on eventual victory. It concludes with the famous quote, "We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."

French Surrender to Germany


Radio coverage of the signing of the armistice between France and Germany.

Churchill -- Their Finest Hour


An excerpt from the famous speech by Prime Minister Winston Churchill just before the Battle of Britain, in which he statement "if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour."

Attack on Pearl Harbor


Flash bulletin announcing the Japanese attack on Hawaii.

Roosevelt Addresses Congress


President Franklin D Roosevelt's famous 'date that will live in infamy' speech to Congress, asking for a declaration of war against Japan.

D Day


This first of two news reports covering the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.

D Day News


An installment of Crisco's News program continuing coverage of the D Day invasion.

Roosevelt Dies


Radio report of the death of Franklin D Roosevelt.

Hitler Dead


MBS radio report announcing that Hitler is dead.

VE Day Special Victory Program


This special broadcast by the Armed Forces Radio Service was to celebrate victory in Europe.

Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima


President Truman's announcement that an atomic bomb had been dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.