Posts Tagged ‘words at war’

Sep 07

NBC Words At War Episode 18 “Paris Underground“

NBC Words At War Episode 18 “Paris Underground“ Released October 12, 1943.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war books brings today the story of Etta Shiber and her exploits in the French Underground in Paris during 1941 – 1942. Today’s broadcast is from her book, “Paris Underground.

Ms. Shiber’s helped British pilots trapped behind enemy lines escape from the Nazi occupiers.

Ms Shiber and her colleague were captured by the Germans after their underground operation helping British pilots was discovered by the Germans. In May 1942, Ms Shiber was freed in a prisoner swap with the United States in exchange for Johanna Hofmann, a German who had been convicted of spying in the U.S.

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Sep 07

NBC Words At War Episode 17 “Eighty-Three Days: The Survival Of Seaman Izzi“

NBC Words At War Episode 17 “Eighty-Three Days: The Survival Of Seaman Izzi“ Released October 5, 1943.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war books brings today the story of Seaman Second Class, Basil Dominic Izzy and his companions and their 83 day odyssey aboard a life raft in the middle of the ocean. This is their story. At about 4.30 in the afternoon of November 2nd 1942 a fast Dutch cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk a few hundred miles off the coast of South America. Only a few of the 400 men aboard the ship survived and this is their story.

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May 07

NBC Words At War Episode 16 “The Battle Hymn Of China“

NBC Words At War Episode 16 “The Battle Hymn Of China“ Released September 30, 1943.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war books brings today the story of a woman who has lived and worked with the guerrilla armies of China The Battle Hymn of China by Agnes Smedley.

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May 07

NBC Words At War Episode 15 “They Shall Not Have Me“

NBC Words At War Episode 15 “They Shall Not Have Me“ Released September 23, 1943.

Words At War the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war books brings today a sample of the lighter side of war literature They Shall Not Have Me by Jon Elion.

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May 07

NBC Words At War Episode 14 “Since You Went Away“

NBC Words At War Episode 14 “Since You Went Away“ Released September 16, 1943.

Using a script that was later made into a classic wartime movie, this is a touching, beautiful story about the women left behind as the men go off to war.

Since You Went Away is based on a book by Margaret Buell Wilder and consists of a series of letters that she wrote to her husband while he was away at war.  Adapted for radio by Nora Sterling of the NBC script staff.

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May 07

NBC Words At War Episode 12 “Dynamite Cargo”

NBC Words At War Episode 12 “Dynamite Cargo” Released September 2, 1943.

An exciting story of the life of a sailor in “Torpedo Alley”, the London to Murmansk run.

Jackson Beck plays the part of U.S. able seaman Fred Herman who wrote a book called Dynamite Cargo.

Most of what you will hear was written as notes aboard the British cruiser Scylla in the Arctic Ocean. Herman tells the story of how he came to be huddled below decks with three hundred other shipwrecked sailors and refugees while the enemy Nazi torpedo bombers fire on them relentlessly.

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Apr 23

NBC Words At War Episode 10 “Malta Spitfire”

NBC Words At War Episode 10 Malta Spitfire” Released August 21, 1943. This is the story of one of the greatest living fighter pilots, Flying Officer George F Burling, a 21 year old boy, one of a handful who saved Malta in her time of peril. This is told by Flying Officer George F Burling and Leslie Roberts in Malta Spitfire.

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Apr 16

NBC Words at War Episode 8 “Love at First Flight”

NBC Words At War Episode 8 Love At First Flight” Released August 14, 1943. The funny and musical portrait of the making of a Naval Aviator, Lester Dowd. Adapted from the book “Love At First Flight by Charles Folding and Ottis Conner.

 

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Apr 09

NBC Words at War Episode 7 “Prisoner of the Japs”

NBC Words at War Episode 7 “Prisoner of the Japs”

This is the story of an American newspaperwoman who happened to be in Hong Kong on the day the Japanese attacked, and what happened to her as a “prisoner of the Japs.” The author appears after the drama and comments about the Japanese during the war.  Based on the book Prisoner of the Japs by Gwen Dew.

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Apr 02

NBC Words at War Episode 6 “The Land of the Silent People”

NBC Words at War July 31, 1943. From The Land Of Silent People

Based on Robert St. John’s book as he saw it happen. He tells of the horrors that he saw in Yugoslavia and later Greece in just a few short weeks in 1941. He tells of the bombing of the people on Bloody Sunday in Belgrade Yugoslavia 6th June 1941.

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