Posts Tagged ‘WWII April’

Apr 21

WW2 Quote Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

“You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.” – Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (04/04/1884 — 04/18/1943) was a Naval Marshal General and the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet during WWII. A graduate of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy and a student of Harvard University Yamamoto held several important posts in the Imperial Japanese Navy. Admiral Yamamoto was the commander-in-chief during the early years of the Pacific War and was responsible for major battles including Pearl Harbor and Midway. On the morning of April 18th, Isoroku Yamamoto took off for an inspection tour in the Solomon Islands when his plane was shot down by First Lieutenant Rex T. Barber. Yamamoto’s body was found the next day. His death was a major blow to the morale of the Japanese military during WWII.

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Apr 17

NBC Words At War Episode 73 “Barriers Down“

Words At War “ Barriers Down“ Released November 21, 1944.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “Barriers Down,” by Kent Cooper, press association manager, who speaks at conclusion of dramatization on “World-Wide Freedom of the Press in Peace Treaties.”

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Apr 10

NBC Words At War Episode 72 “One Damn Thing After Another“

Words At War “ One Damn Thing After Another“ Released November 14, 1944.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “One Damn Thing After Another”. The humorous adventures of Tom Traynor, a war correspondent for NBC and the Los Angeles Times, at the battlefields of the world. The program ends with an emotional reading of the names of the men and women of the press and radio “who have given their lives in the line of duty.”

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Apr 07

“No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country” – Patton

No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. – General George S. Patton

 

 

 

 

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Apr 03

NBC Words At War Episode 70 “Still Time To Die“

Words At War “Still Time To Die“ Released October 24, 1944.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “Still Time To Die”. A grisly portrait of Japanese atrocities during the war against China. Also, what “really happened” during the invasion and bombing of Malta.

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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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