June 20, 1940. France appoints delegation to receive German surrender terms. Marshall Petain urges French troops to lay down their arms. Fears in Britain that the final German objective is on. FDR takes steps to form coalition cabinet, appointing two Republican higher-ups to crucial positions. Britain lays out defense plans. Britain announces plan to evacuate children to Canada and Dominions.
June 11, 1940. German Armies cross Seine at several points, heading to Paris. French resistance failing. Germans bomb French ports. FDR signs Neutrality pact barring U.S. shipping in Mediterranean. Italian planes bomb Malta. RAF counter-attacks on Italian bases in Africa. Wife of N.Y. Times Editor James Reston explains reasons for fleeing War Zone. French Government moves to Tours. Refugees fleeing Paris.
May 10, 1940 - Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg are invaded. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigns. Winston Churchill assumes office. News reports, bulletins, analysis of the days turn of events.
April 13, 1940 - news about the deteriorating situation and invasion of Norway. The reaction to the invasion throughout Europe. News reports from Berlin and London.
March 27, 1940 - "One Chance For Peace, A Thousand Chances For War". Secretary of State Sumner Welles on returning from Diplomatic mission to Europe. Italian/Hungarian Pact finalized in Rome. Russo-Persia Trade Treaty. Rift developing between France and Soviet Union. Graf Spee crew mutinied. Explosions at Romanian Oil field blamed on British sabotage. U.S. Judge rules Labor Unions do come within range of U.S. Anti-Trust Laws.
March 9, 1940 - Continued border fighting between Finland and Russia. Germany threatens Sweden over Iron Ore exports. von Ribbentrop visits Rome regarding Finnish crisis. U.S. accused of inciting Finland. Capitol Hill - Labor Committee chairwoman Mary Norton condemns move to drop the Labor Relations Board and calls to revise the Labor Law. Election campaign of 1940 gets underway with Democrats split over the Hatch Act or "pure political law" regarding a ban on officials campaigning for colleagues.
News of the day for July 18, 1940 - FDR re-nominated for 3rd term, Japan's reaction to FDR nomination, Japan appoints former U. of Oregon graduate and Hardliner Yosuke Matsuoko as Foreign Minister. Rome announces Hitler upcoming address, speculates it will include news of impending invasion of Britain. First radio broadcast from Vichy France.
News of the day and the final hours before the official surrender of France to Germany on June 20, 1940 as reported by NBC Radio during their News Of The World.
News of the most grave importance. In the early morning hours of May 28, 1940, French Premier Paul Reynaud made a radio address to the people of France to tell them of the surrender of Belgium and Holland to advancing German armies with the
From the radio series America's Townhall Meeting Of The Air from 1940, the subject is "Do we need a National Healthcare plan?". And seventy-one years later . . . they're still asking.
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