Cronkite on WWII

October 25, 2006

Listen to Walter Cronkite recall The Battle of the Bulge on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Dec. 27, 2004.

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Buchenwald audio

October 24, 2006

Recalling an earlier post. April 15, 1945. Edward R. Murrow reports from Buchenwald, the recently liberated Nazi death camp. Listen to audio clip here. (Real Player required)

England’s reply to Hitler

October 23, 2006

August 28, 1939. Audio of Murrow, from London, reporting on the British cabinet’s response to Adolf Hitler’s demands for the Polish Corridor and the city of Danzig. Also included William Shirer from Berlin. “This is London . . .,” “This is Berlin . . . “

June 22, 1940, France surrenders to Germany. William Shirer from Forest de Compi├Ęgne on the signing of the surrender papers. Audio clip here.

Aug. 16, 1940. Larry LeSueur reports from London inside an air-raid shelter. Audio clip here.

Murrow late-night

October 20, 2006

Late September, 1940. Edward R. Murrow wanders the streets of London at night after a bombing raid has ended. Listen to the audio here.

Hottelet on Normandy

October 18, 2006

One of the Murrow’s Boys, Richard C. Hottelet (the only surviving member of Murrow’s wartime team), reports from London in this audio clip. He spent time in a bomber that made a run over Normandy Beach six minutes before H-Hour on June 6, 1944. It was the only such report.