The Words At War Radio Program
In 1943, the United States Office of War Information (OWI), in cooperation with The Council on Books in Wartime, and the National Broadcasting Company combined to suggest a Radio program dramatizing some of the more important of these books.
The Council on Books in Wartime was a non-profit organization founded in the Spring of 1942 by booksellers, publishers, librarians, and authors, with the purpose of channeling the use of books as “weapons in the war of ideas,” the Council’s motto. Its stated aims were “the promotion of books to influence the thinking of the American people regarding the war, to build and maintain the will to win, to expose the true nature of the enemy, to disseminate technical information, to provide relaxation and inspiration, and to clarify war aims and problems of peace. (Source: TheDigitalDeliftp.com)
NBC Words at War Episode 1 aired on June 21, 1943. “Combined Operations: The Official Story of the Commandos” The dramatization will deal with the training of the commandos and the attack on St. Nazaire.
NBC Words at War Episode 3 aired on July 2, 1942 Words at War They Call It Pacific The book drama series is proud to present Clark Lee’s “They Call It Pacific.
Words At War. July 17, 1943. “The Last Days Of Sevastopol”. Sustaining. A very well done dramatization of the siege of this valiant Russian city by the Nazis, and its brave defenders. An announcement is made that this was the first book in history that was delivered to its publisher entirely by cable. The Last […]