World War 2

April 27, 1945 - Rendezvous At The Elbe.

Going down to the wire - we need your help. Please donate to Newstalgia and keep it alive. April 27, 1945 - the historic link-up between the Russian Army and the U.S./British Armies at the Elbe River, less than 75 miles away from downtown Berlin.

April 25, 1941 - Rumors About Athens.

April 25, 1941. Rumored fall of Athens to Axis forces. No German raids over London for second night running. RAF attacks German targets. Free-French Island of Tahiti pledges support to De-Gaulle. Concerns about Germans making move on Spain with 2,500 operatives posing as German tourists in Madrid. German brewers working on Light Beer. Secretary of State Cordell Hull pledges renewed support for Convoys to Britain. Please donate to Newstalgia to keep this service up and running.

April 18, 1941 - "Yugoslavia Has Ceased To Exist".

April 18, 1941 - Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany. Balkans come under Nazi control. Greece next. British bombers raid Germany. German bombers raid Britain. British public opinion runs against government action. Capitol Hill - Senators accused of trying to get deferments for sons and constituents. Soft Coal strike continues. Bills introduced to prevent strikes in Defense industries. Anticipated heated argument over Convoy Bill.

April 16, 1945 - The Final Push And Preparing For VE Day.

April 16, 1945 - the Russians launch the final push to Berlin, coming within 20 miles of the city limits. 633 German planes destroyed in one day, effectively knocking out the Luftwaffe. Patton's 3rd Army reaches Czech border, cutting Germany in half. U.S. 7th Army enters Nuremberg. Tokyo's industrial capacity believed completely destroyed. Air Force reports no more industrial targets left as a result of bombings in Europe. Gen. Eisenhower to announce plans for V-E Day.

March 26, 1945 - The Sprint.

March 26, 1945 - The Sprint across Europe. Allies advancing further into Germany. Russians launch new offensive.

March 23, 1945 - Curbing Enthusiasm, Cautious Optimism.

March 23, 1945 - Allied Armies cross the Rhine, moving faster than press can report it. Speculation on allied victories. Air Raids on Japan destroy 20% of industrial capacity in Tokyo. Senate extends Draft without a single "no" vote. State Department gives UN Conference Special name.

March 22, 1941 - Day 567 And Counting.

March 22, 1941 - Day 567 of the War in Europe. German raids on Plymouth England for 2nd night in a row. RAF Bombers attack German submarine bases in Occupied France. British people feel RAF attacks not severe enough. Germans constructing submarine base in Far East. U.S. Navy to convoy War supplies across Atlantic. Big question is Yugoslavia will join Axis or not. Conscientious Objectors dealt harshly in Germany. Congress passes $4billion Military Appropriations Bill in four hours.

March 9, 1940 - Out Of The Frying Pan.

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.

March 8, 1941 - Lease-Lend And Lofoten.

March 8, 1941. News of the day including British raid on the Norwegian island of Lofoten. Vote expected on Lease-Lend Bill. German reports sinking of British ships on the rise. German air attacks on Malta continue. Germany charges U.S. of attempting influence over Yugoslavia. Japanese Foreign Minister Matsuoka visits Berlin.