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World War 2

June 20, 1940 - "France Is Defeated And Must Give Up The War".

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 13, 1942 - News From The Fronts.

June 13, 1942 - Fighting in North Africa, Rommel aiming for Tobruk. News of Anglo-Russian Pact. Thousands more U.S. troops arrive in Northern Ireland. Russian Army attacking Germans at Sebastopol and Kharkov. Japanese troops land on Kiska in Aleutian Islands. V-Mail is inaugurated and a big Rubber drive starts at Midnight.

June 11, 1940 - Crossing The Seine.

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.

June 6, 1944 - Invasion Of Europe.

June 6, 1944 - Sixty-eight years ago, the Allies invaded France in what would be a turning point in World War 2. A one-hour extract from continuous coverage of the days events, as broadcast over CBS Radio on June 6, 1944.

May 31, 1942 - Formerly Cologne.

May 31, 1942. Reports on massive and devastating raid over Cologne and new RAF bombing policy. Germans claim retaking Kharkov. Fighting in Libya continues. Rommel aiming to take Tobruk, and attempting to cut off British supply lines at Suez. German Spring offensive starts. Former U.S. Production Chief during World War 1, Bernard Baruch, assumes role again. Mexico Declaration of War against Axis now target of sabotage.

May 30, 1942 - An Ironic Memorial Day In 1942.

May 30, 1942 - Memorial Day in 1942. Desert Fighting in Libya. U.S. troops in Northern Ireland. Suspected IRA security leaks to Germany. Fighting around Port Moresby in Pacific. U.S. arms arrive in Russia. No holiday for Defense workers. Capitol Hill to consider drafting of married men.

May 25, 1942 - Advances And Predictions.

News for May 25, 1942 - Russians regain Kharkov after fierce fighting. Allied Air Raids on Japanese air fields in Rabaul, New Guinea. RAF bombers head for raid on Cologne. Australians working on gasoline replacement. Report from Finland say country on verge of starvation. Capitol Hill looking into gasoline substitutes. Allied Air Superiority predicted by 1943 and war to end by 1944.

May 7, 1945 - Jumping The Gun.

May 7, 1945 - News of the unconditional surrender of Germany and the quick rebuttal that no, it really wasn't the official surrender of Germany.

April 30, 1945 - A Whisper Away From Collapse.

April 30, 1945. News on eventual capitulation of Nazi government. Russians take Berlin. German cities come under Allied occupation. Allied Armies reach Dachau concentration camp. Heinrich Himmler assumes head of German government, negotiates surrender terms. War in Europe on the verge of being over.