Archive for the ‘Words at War’ Category

Sep 12

NBC Words At War Episode 94 “Brave Men“

Words At War “Brave Men“ Released April 24, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of Ernie Pile’s book, “Brave Men”. an AFRS rebroadcast. “Brave Men”. A program originally broadcast shortly after the death of Ernie Pyle (who died April 18, 1945). Portraits of the American G.I., taken from Ernie’s last book.

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Sep 04

NBC Words At War Episode 93 “They Left the Back Door Open“

Words At War “They Left the Back Door Open“ Released April 17, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “They Left the Back Door Open”. The story of Bill Donaldson a hero who deserted from the British Army to fight against Franco in Spain.

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Aug 28

NBC Words At War Episode 92 “Apartment In Athens“

Words At War “Apartment In Athens“ Released April 10, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “Apartment In Athens”.A Greek businessman decides to invite a Nazi officer to live in his apartment…a big mistake. Once a German, always a German!

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Aug 21

NBC Words At War Episode 91 “Full Employment In A Free Society”

Words At War “Full Employment In A Free Society“ Released April 3, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “Full Employment In A Free Society”. The announcer says that this series is, “One of the most significant on the air.” On the road to the post-war world, Mr. Beveridge’s plans are dramatized as the only way to avoid another Depression. He calls for a “planned economy” so that the “Four Evils” will be abolished (Want, Disease, Ignorance, Squalor).

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Aug 14

NBC Words At War Episode 90 “Banshee Harvest“

Words At War “Banshee Harvest“ Released March 27, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “Banshee Harvest”. A story of rural Ireland during the war, still fighting the battles of long ago. The common man struggles to earn a decent living…and loses.

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Aug 07

NBC Words At War Episode 89 “Tomorrow Will Sing“

Words At War “Tomorrow Will Sing“ Released March 20, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “Tomorrow Will Sing”. An Italian-American soldier stationed in the re-conquered part of Italy tries to show the local farmers what American Democracy is all about.

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Jul 31

NBC Words At War Episode 88 “Can Do“

Words At War “Can Do“ Released March 13, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “Can Do”. The story of the Seabees (Navy Construction Battalions).

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Jul 24

NBC Words At War Episode 87 “The Rainbow“

Words At War “The Rainbow“ Released March 6, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “The Rainbow”. The graphic story of the Nazi occupation of a small village in the Ukraine.

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Jul 17

NBC Words At War Episode 86 “Faith of Our Fighters: The Bid Was Four Hearts“

Words At War “Faith of Our Fighters: The Bid Was Four Hearts“ Released February 27, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “Faith of Our Fighters: The Bid Was Four Hearts“. The story is based on the book “The Four Fathers.” The story of the four chaplains who gave their lives on the U. S. S. Dorchester as she was sinking.

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Jul 10

NBC Words At War Episode 85 “Battle Report: Pearl Harbor To Coral Sea“

Words At War “Battle Report: Pearl Harbor To Coral Sea“ Released February 20, 1945.

Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “Battle Report: Pearl Harbor To Coral Sea”. The story of a sub-tender, the U. S. S. Canopus, which was deliberately sunk by the Navy during the battle for Bataan and Corregidor. The story of how “The Old Lady” and the “foot-sailors” fought the invading Japs.

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