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Sound Recordings, 1941-1946

 

State-sponsored broadcasts, 1942-1944

Scope and Contents note

Sound recordings of Radio Tokyo, Voice of China, Australian radio, and Thai radio.
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Audio letter home from prisoner-of-war Martin A. Ravansky, 1942 December 7

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Australian radio and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, numbers 187-188, 1942 June 14

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Australian and Radio Tokyo radio transmissions, 1942 March 16-17

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Australian radio and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 March 21-22

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

AUST, 430A, 3/21

TK, 5A, 3/21
Side B label reads:

MEL, 430A, 3/22/42

TK, 500A, 3/22/42
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Australian radio and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 March 23

Scope and Contents note

Australian radio provides an update on the Allied forces in the Pacific Theater.
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Australian radio and Voice of China broadcasts, numbers 209-210, 1942 April 3

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #209, Australia

Part 2: #209, Voice of China

Part 3: #210, Australia, 1201A

Part 4: #210, Australia, 700A
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Australian radio transmissions, 1942 March 28 and 30

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

AUST

430A

3/28/42
Side B label reads:

AUST

430A

3/30/42
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Australian radio, Radio Tokyo, Voice of China, and London Calling broadcasts, numbers 173-174, 1942 June 22

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #173, Australia

Part 2: #173, Australia

Part 3: #173, Radio Tokyo

Part 4: #174, Voice of China

Part 5: #174, London Calling

Part 6: #174, Radio Tokyo
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Australian radio, Radio Tokyo, and Voice of China broadcasts, 1942 March 25

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Australia, 430A

Radio Tokyo, 500A
Part 2: Voice of China 745A, 800A
The 745A broadcast is two articles, the first about U.S. General Stilwell, and the second about the conflict between China and Japan.
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Australian radio, Radio Tokyo, and Voice of China broadcasts, numbers 159-160, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #159, Australia

Part 2: #159, Radio Tokyo makes the case for America being the aggressor in the Pacific, citing economic sanctions and American internal memos prior to the Pearl Harbor bombing. It then goes on to a general news roundup.

Part 3: #160, Australia

Part 4: #160, Radio Tokyo

Part 5: #160, Voice of China news roundup; includes a segment about Chiang Kai-Shek's crackdown on opium smoking, blaming the problem on the Japanese.
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Australian radio, Radio Tokyo, and Voice of China broadcasts, numbers 167-168, 1942 June 20

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #167, Australian news roundup

Part 2: #167, Radio Tokyo broadcasts messages home of American POWs

Part 3: #167

Part 4: #167, Voice of China

Part 5: #168, Radio Tokyo news roundup

Part 6: #168, Voice of China
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Australian, Radio Tokyo, and Voice of China radio broadcasts during World War II, 1941

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

Inside sounds like Australia

Outside - Japan war prisoners
Side B label reads:

CK

800A

3/26/41
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Australian, Voice of China, and Radio Tokyo transmissions, 1942 April 25

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

Chungking

Australia fades into Chungking

Outside Tokyo #239

Apr 25, 1942
Side B label reads:

Australia

Toko

Australia

Australia #240

Apr 1942
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B. Bowe broadcast recording, 1942 November 23

Scope and Contents note

Recording of a radio broadcast from the airwaves.
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Bangkok radio broadcast, 1943 March 21

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Broadcasting Corporation of Japan radio transmissions, 1942 January 15-February 16

Scope and Contents note

Radio transmissions concerning military conflicts in Southeast Asia, especially the fall of Singapore to the Japanese. These broadcasts were recorded onto lacquer disc from airwaves.
Side A label reads: #105 TK, 1030P, 1-15-42 TK, 500A, 1-16-42 CK, 700A, 1-16-42
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Chungking, Australian, and Tokyo radio transmission, 1942 June

Scope and Contents note

Various news radio broadcasts from Chungking, Australia, and Tokyo.
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Coded radio transmissions and Radio Saigon broadcast, 1942 February 20

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

#87, Code-this face, 2/20/42
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Coded radio transmissions and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 February 23 and March 20

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

PMA, 430P

TK, 710P

TK(1), 8:30P

2-23-42
Side B label reads:

2, DLV, 800A, 2-23-42

TK, 400P, 2-23-42

1, TK, 400P, 3/20/42
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Coded radio transmissions and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 February 18-20

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

#81, PMA, 430P, 2-18-42
Side B label reads

#82

TK, 830P, 2-18-42

TK, 400P, 2-20-42
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Coded radio transmissions, Voice of China broadcast, and Radio Tokyo broadcast, 1942 February 18

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Coded signals from 800A, 2-18-42
Part 2:

Voice of China broadcasts articles for the United Press.

Radio Tokyo broadcasts letters home from American prisoners-of-war.
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Coded signal and Radio Tokyo transmissions, 1942 February 19-21

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

PMA, 430P, 2/19/42

Translation

TK, 400P, 2-21-42
Side B label reads:

CK, 700A, 2-20-42

TK, 1030P, 2-20-42

TK, 830P, 2-21-42

TK, 1030P, 2-21-42
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Coded signal and Voice of China radio transmissions, 1942 February 24- 25

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

PMA 1

430P

2-24-42
Side B label reads:

PMA, 430P, 2-24-42

3, CH, 700A, 2-25-42
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Coded signal radio transmissions from 17 February and Radio Tokyo broadcasts from 18 February, 1942

Scope and Contents note

Side A is coded signal transmissions.

Side B is Radio Tokyo broadcasts.
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Coded signal radio transmissions sound recordings, 1942 February 21

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

#91 PMA 1 Code

430P

2-21-42
Side B label reads:

#92 PMA 2 Code

430P

2-21-42
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Coded signal transmissions and Radio Tokyo and Voice of China broadcast sound recordings, 1941 February 20-21

Scope and Contents note

Side A: Recording No. 85, PMA, 430P, 2 Feb 1941

Side B: Recording No. 86, Tokyo, 500A, and Chungking, 700A, 21 Feb 1942
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Coded signal transmissions from 19 February and Radio Tokyo broadcasts from 20 February, 1942

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

#89, PLV, 800A, 2-19-42
Side B label reads:

#90

2, Code Inside, PLV, 801A, 2-19-42

Outside 2, TK, 830P, 2-20-42
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East Asian broadcasts, 1942 March 6-7

Access

Use copy reference number: 58011_a_0001770

Scope and Contents note

Side A cut 1 is a news broadcast about the Asian theater of World War II. Cut 2 is a reading of the text of speeches by such figures as Chiang Kai-shek.
Side B cut 1 is a broadcast of the Broadcasting Corporation of Japan. Cut 2 is a Voice of China broadcast.
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National Broadcasting Company reading of General Wainwright's order on the surrender of the Philippines, 1942 May 5

Scope and Contents note

This recording is a reading of General Jonathan M. Wainwright's order of surrender to his soldiers.
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News roundup of Chinese response to Japanese advances and battles, 1942 June

Scope and Contents note

Voice of China provides an update on the Chinese and Japanese armed forces' conflicts, prisoners taken, and counts of casualties.
Following is a synopsis of Chiang Kai-Shek's visit to the Chinese central military academy or its "West Point," as the journalist calls it. It was the 18th anniversary of the founding of the academy.
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PLV coded signals and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 March 3

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: PLV, 3 Mar 1942

Part 2: Radio Tokyo, 3 Mar 1942, 500A

Part 3: Radio Tokyo, 3 Mar 1942, 400P. Messages home from American POWs.

Part 4: Radio Tokyo, 13 Mar 1942, 400P
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Radio Bangkok and Radio Tokyo broadcast recordings, 1942 October 14

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Radio Bangkok broadcast recording, 1942 October 13

Scope and Contents note

Recording from the airwaves of Radio Bangkok and Radio Tokyo transmitting in Thai to Thailand.
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Radio Bangkok broadcasts sound recording, 1943 May 13

Scope and Contents note

Label reads:

No. B 1

DATE 5/13/43 TIME 6:04-6:15, 6:19-6:31

PROGRAM over for rest

FROM Bangkok
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Radio Chungking and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 February 11

Scope and Contents note

Side A is about the prices of goods and smuggling in Japan-controlled China.
Side B is a reading of letters home from American POWs held by Japan.
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Radio Chungking and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 February 13 and 16

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Radio Chungking and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 January 17

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Recording No. 31, Radio Chungking.

Part 2: Recording No. 32, Radio Tokyo.
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Radio Chungking and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 January 21-22

Scope and Contents note

Side A: Recording No. 47, Radio Chungking, 7:00 News, Radio Tokyo, 7:30P, 21 Jan 1942
Side B: Recording No. 48, Radio Tokyo, 930P, and Radio Chungking, 600A, 22 Jan 1942
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Radio Chungking broadcast from 14 January and Radio Tokyo broadcast from 15 January, 1942

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Recording No. 51, Chungking

Part 2: Recording No. 52, Tokyo
No. 51 possibly also contains a radio broadcast from Australia.
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Radio Chungking broadcasts, 1942 January 18

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #33 Radio Chungking, 18 Jan 1942, 700AM

Part 2: #34 Radio Chungking, 18 Jan 1942
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Radio Chungking broadcasts, 1942 January 20

Scope and Contents note

Side A: Recording No. 41, Chungking, 600AM

Side B: Recording No. 42, Chungking, 700AM
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Radio Saigon, Radio Tokyo, and Voice of China broadcasts, 1942 January 23-March 20

Scope and Contents note

Organizations from Saigon and Tokyo offer, in English, news updates regarding the war.
Part 1 (Side A):

Radio Saigon, 23 Jan 1942
Part 2 (Side A):

Radio Tokyo, 17 Mar 1942

Radio Tokyo, 20 Mar 1942
Part 3 (Side B):

Voice of China from Chungking, 700A, 23 Jan 1942

Radio Tokyo, 830A, 20 Mar 1942
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Radio Saigon, Radio Tokyo, and Voice of China transmissions, 1942 January 13

Scope and Contents note

These transmissions concern the Pacific Theater of World War II.
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Radio Tokyo and Australian radio broadcasts, 1942 January 22

Scope and Contents note

Parts 1: Radio Tokyo, 6:10PM, 22 January 1942. A news/propaganda roundup, the anchor reads a proclamation about why Burma should ally with Japan. This is followed by messages home from American POW Major Putnam of Coronado, California.
Part 2: Unidentified radio broadcast about developments in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
Part 3: Radio Tokyo news roundup and messages home from American POWs.
Part 4: Melbourne, 7:30AM. A news roundup.
Part 5: Dead air and a short clip of music.
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Radio Tokyo and Australian radio broadcasts numbers 185-186, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #185, Radio Tokyo. A news roundup followed by messages home from American POWs.
Part 2: #185, Australia
Part 3: #186, Radio Tokyo followed by Voice of China
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Radio Tokyo and Australian radio broadcasts, numbers 145-146, 1942 May 27-28

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Radio Tokyo broadcasts messages home from American POWs. One is from San Mateo, CA, and the other from Washington, DC. Sound quality is exceptionally poor.
Part 2: Australia
Part 3: Australia / Messages home from American POWs in Japan
Part 4: Messages home from American POWs in Japan
Part 5: Noises
Part 6: Unidentified story about raft survival.
Part 7: Australia
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Radio Tokyo and Australian radio transmissions, 1942 March 27

Scope and Contents note

Side A: Radio Tokyo and Australian radio transmissions from 27 Mar 1942

Side B: Undated Australian transmissions.
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Radio Tokyo and Radio Chungking broadcasts, 1942 January 13-14

Scope and Contents note

Includes two recordings (parts 2 and 4) that are completely unrelated to radio transmissions (a recordist's family recordings).
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Radio Tokyo and Radio Chungking broadcasts, 1942 January 14

Scope and Contents note

Side A: Recording No. 23
Radio Tokyo provides news and analysis concerning the war against the UK, USA, and in the Pacific in general.
Side B: Recording No. 24
Radio Chungking provides a news roundup.
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Radio Tokyo and Radio Chungking broadcasts, 1942 January 22

Scope and Contents note

Side A: Recording No. 45, Radio Tokyo, 4AM, 22 Jan 1942

Side B: Recording No. 46, Radio Tokyo, 645A, and Radio Chungking, 700A, 22 Jan 1942
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Radio Tokyo and Radio Chungking broadcasts, 1942 February 22-23

Scope and Contents note

On side A, Radio Tokyo provides an update on the war. In the process, it describes the failure of American attacks against Japan and recalls events in Burma, Hong Kong, Chungking, and Thailand. It calls for India to rise up against British imperialism.
Side B is news and analysis from Radio Chungking.
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Radio Tokyo and Radio Chungking broadcasts, 1942 January 22-23

Scope and Contents note

Side A: Recording No. 57. Radio Tokyo, 9:30PM and 6:45AM on 22 Jan 1942, and 300PM on 23 Jan 1942
Side B: Recording No. 58. Radio Tokyo, 1:00AM, and Radio Chungking, 6:00AM, 23 Jan 1942
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Radio Tokyo and Radio Chungking transmissions, 1942 March 12-13

Scope and Contents note

Radio Tokyo focuses on India, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan.
Radio Chungking focuses on China, but sounds like the transmissions were jammed by a third party.
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Radio Tokyo and Radio Saigon broadcasts, 1942 January 12

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Radio Tokyo, 12 Jan 1942, 3:00PM.

Part 2: Radio Saigon, 12 Jan 1942
Radio Tokyo provides an update of Japanese military advances throughout the Pacific. Radio Saigon broadcasts a general international news report.
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Radio Tokyo and Voice of China broadcasts, 1942 February 15

Scope and Contents note

Radio Tokyo and Voice of China report on the fighting in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
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Radio Tokyo and Voice of China broadcasts, 1942 February 19

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Radio Tokyo presents the news on the evening of 19 Feb 1942
Part 2: The Voice of China comments on an address by Chiang Kai-Shek on the New Life Movement.
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Radio Tokyo and Voice of China broadcasts, 1942 March 3 and 5

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

TK, 400P, 3/3/42

TK, 610P, 3/3/42

TK, 710P, 3/3/42

TK, 830P, 3/5/42
Side B label reads:

TK, 500A, 3-5-42

CK, 800A, 3-5-42

TK, 4P, 3-5-42
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Radio Tokyo and Voice of China broadcasts, 1942 January 31 and March 28

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

#103

TOKYO, 610P, 1-31-42

TOKYO, 730P, 1/31/42

TK, 710P, 3/28/42
Side B label reads:

#104

CK, 700A, 1-31-42

TOKYO, 300P, 1-31-42
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Radio Tokyo and Voice of China broadcasts, numbers 121-122, 1942 February 3

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Unidentified, possibly the Voice of China.

Part 2: #121, Radio Tokyo, 645A
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Radio Tokyo and Voice of China broadcasts, numbers 129-130, circa 1942 February 5-6

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #129, Tokyo, 645A, 2-5-42

Part 2: #129, Tokyo, 610P, 2-6-45

Part 3: #130, Chungking, 700A, 2-5-42
(The 1945 date is possibly a typo found on the original disc label.)
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Radio Tokyo and Voice of China broadcasts, numbers 141-142, 1942 February 13-14

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #141, Radio Tokyo, 13 Feb 1942, 11:30PM. Concerns Singapore and other locations in Southeast Asia.
Part 2: #141, Radio Tokyo, 14 Feb 1942, 2:00A.
Part 3: #141, Radio Tokyo, 14 Feb 1942, 5:00A.
Part 4: #142, Voice of China, 14 Feb 1942, probably 6:00AM. This broadcast was heavily jammed, and the disc groove was considerably worn. Both contribute to significantly reduced sound quality.
Part 5: #142, Radio Tokyo, undated. Additional news coverage of action in Southeast Asia.
Part 6: Morse code?
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Radio Tokyo and Voice of China radio broadcasts, 1942 March 3-6

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

2 PLV, 800A, 3-3-42

TK TK, 500A, 3-4-42

2 CK, 800A, 3-6-42

TK, 710PM, 3-6-42
Side B label reads:

CK UP

730A

3-4-42
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Radio Tokyo and Voice of China radio broadcasts, numbers 125 and 126, 1942 February 4

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Radio Tokyo, recording #125, 4 Feb 1942, 400A

Part 2: Voice of China, recording #126, 4 Feb 1942, 600A
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Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 February 11

Scope and Contents note

10:30 PWT - 11:00 PWT
These English-language broadcasts concern the Japanese advances on Singapore, Vietnam, Shanghai, and other locations in Asia. It focuses on how Japan is beating both the United States and the United Kingdom in the war.
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Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 January 12-13

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: 12 Jan 1942, 7:30 PM

Part 2: 13 Jan 1942, 1:00 AM
Radio Tokyo gives an update on the war. It describes the advances of the Japanese forces throughout the Pacific.
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Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 January 15

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Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 February 16-17, March 29

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

TK, 400P, 2-16-42

TK, 710P, 2-16-42

TK, 400P, 3/29/42
Side B label reads:

TK, 500A, 2-17-42

CK, 700A, 2-17-42
Radio Tokyo gives updates on the war and reads letters home from American prisoners-of-war.
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Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 February 19 and 21

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Radio Tokyo broadcasts from 2 March and Voice of China broadcast from 3 March, 1942

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Radio Tokyo provides an update of the war before reading letters home from American prisoners-of-war.
Part 2: Radio Tokyo provides an update on the war against the Allies, focusing on the Dutch East Indies.
Part 3: Voice of China comments on the fighting in the Dutch East Indies before speaking about issues concerning Korea.
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Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 January 23-24, March 17

Scope and Contents note

Side A (Parts 1-3), label reads:

TOKYO, 9:30PM ALSO PofW, 1-23-42

T, 730P, 1-24-42
Side B (Parts 4- ), label reads:

1

TOKYO, 100A, 1-24-42

TK, 610P, 3/17/42

TK, 730P, 3/17/42
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Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 January 25-26

Scope and Contents note

Side A: Recording No. 61, 300PM, 610 PM, 25 Jan 1942
This recording concerns the declaration of war of Thailand against the UK and USA.
Side B: Recording No. 62, 100am, 26 Jan 1942
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Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 January 7

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Recording No. 49, 6:45A and 7:30P

Part 2: Recording No. 50, 3:00P
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Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 March 7-8

Scope and Contents note

Sound quality is poor throughout.
In the first cut on side A, Radio Tokyo reads letters home from American prisoners-of-war.
The second and third cuts are news roundups of Japan's advances in the Pacific.
Side B features similar programs in three cuts.
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Radio Tokyo broadcasts from 9 and 10 March and Voice of China broadcast from 10 March, 1942

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

TK, 710P, 3/9/42

TK, 500A, 3/10/42

TK, 830P, 3/10/42
Side B label reads:

CK, 8A, 3/10/42

TK, 4p, 3/10/42

TK, 710P, 3/10/42
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Radio Tokyo broadcasts, numbers 11-12, 1942 January 9

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #11, 3:00PM. A news roundup of the Japanese advances against British and American forces in various locations, mostly in Southeast Asia.
Part 2: #12, 7:30PM. A news roundup.
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Radio Tokyo broadcasts, numbers 119-120, 1942 February 2

Scope and Contents note

Parts 1-3: TOKYO, 300P, 2-2-42

Parts 4-5: TOKYO, 600P, 2-2-42
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Radio Tokyo in Thai, 1942 April 14

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Radio Tokyo radio transmissions, 1942 February 8

Scope and Contents note

Side A: In the first cut, an announcer for Radio Tokyo reads, in English, the names of captured American soldiers and their messages to loved ones back home.
The second cut is nearly intelligible due to reception issues cut into the disc groove.
The third cut recounts advances of Japanese forces before returning to the list of captured Americans.
Side B: An anchor reports the advances of the Japanese forces.
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Radio Tokyo, Australia, and Voice of China radio broadcasts, 1942 May

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Recording #161, Radio Tokyo and Australian broadcasts

Part 2: Recording #161, Australian broadcast

Part 3: Recording #161, Radio Tokyo broadcast

Part 4: Recording #162, Voice of China
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Radio Tokyo, Radio Chungking, and Radio Saigon broadcasts, 1942 March 15-16

Scope and Contents note

Radio Tokyo gives an update on the war and provides advice for America.
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Radio Tokyo, Voice of China, Australian, and Radio Saigon broadcasts, 1942 February 8

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

#69

TOKYO, 400, 2-8-42

CK, 600A, 2-8-42
Side B label reads:

#70

MB, 730A, 2-8-42

SAIG, 740A, 2-8-42
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Radio Tokyo, Voice of China, and Australia radio broadcasts, numbers 177-178, circa 1942 June 7-8

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

Inside-Tokyo-June 7 or 8

Outside Chungking

#177

June 1942
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Radio Tokyo, Voice of China, and Australian radio broadcasts, 1942 May 29-30

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #155, Radio Tokyo

Part 2: #155, Voice of China

Part 3: #155, Radio Tokyo reads American soldiers' letters home.

Part 4: #156, Radio Tokyo reads American soldiers' letters home.

Part 5: #156, Australian radio broadcast from 9:30P, 29 May 1942

Part 6: #156, Big band jazz

Part 7: #156, Australian radio broadcast from 4:30A, 30 May 1942
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Radio broadcasts, 1940 March 20-21

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: The Voice of China speaks about U.S. Gen Stilwell before providing a general news update of the war.
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Radio broadcasts, 1942 March 27-28

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

CK, 800A, 3/27/42
Side B label reads:

AUST, 100A, 3/28/42

TK, 200A, 3/28/42
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Radio broadcasts from Tokyo, Austraila, and Delhi, 1942 March 15

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Side A:

TK, 500A, 3/15/42
Part 2: Side B:

AUST, 730A, 3/15/42
Part 3: Side B:

DELHI, 845A, 3/15/42

TK, 400P, 3/15/42
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Radio transmissions, 1943 March 1-8

Scope and Contents note

Side A: #3 - 6:30-3:33, 7:00-7:10 - 1 Mar 1943

Side B: #3 - 7:04-7:15 - 8 Mar 1943
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Radio transmissions, 1943 February 15-17

Scope and Contents note

Radio transmissions recorded off the airwaves.
Side A: 7:10-7:14 on 15 Feb 1943, transmission from 17 Feb 1943

Side B: 6:45-6:59 on 17 Feb 1943
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Radio transmissions, 1943 March 11

Scope and Contents note

6:09-6:22, 6:23-6:31, 7:00-7:05
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Radio transmissions, 1942 March 14

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

AUST

730A

3/14/42
TK

400P

3/14/42
Side B label reads:

TK

500A

3/14/42
CK

800A

3/14/42
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Radio transmissions, 1942 January 24-25, February 1

Scope and Contents note

These recordings are English-language radio broadcasts. Some sound like American-produced programs, others like Asian-produced programs.
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Radio transmissions, 1942 January 26, February 1

Scope and Contents note

These radio transmissions concern the Australian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese experiences in World War II.
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Radio transmissions, 1942 March 31-April 1

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

#206

TK, (1115P), 1030P, 3/31/42

AUST, 1201A MIDNITE, 4/1/42
Side B label reads:

#205

AUST

200A

4-1-42
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Radio transmissions, 1942 April 8-9

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads: 95

CH, 940P, 4-8-42

TK, 400P, 4-8-42

#215
Side B label reads: TK 700P, 4/8/42

TK 200A, 4/9/42

TK 400P, 4/9/42

#216
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Radio transmissions, 1942 April 27

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads: Inside [???]

Tokyo

Outside Chungking #229

Apr 27, 1942?
Side B label reads: Inside

Tokyo + Australia

Outside - Chungking

About Apr ?1-3? 1942

#230
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Recording concerning Bangkok and Saigon, 1942 November 22

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Sound recording, 6:02-6:23, 1943 February 17

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: 2/17/43 #1

after first inch

6:02-6:23

Part 2: Unidentified music recording

Part 3: Unidentified broadcast

Part 4: Unidentified broadcast

Part 5: Unidentified broadcast
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Sound recordings 233 and 234, 1942 April 19-May 3

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: War news from Australia, Voice of China broadcast on war news.
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Sound recordings 235 and 236, 1942 April

Scope and Contents note

These recordings are various news broadcasts updating the listener on war efforts in the Pacific as well as some domestic issues, such as higher education in China (in number 235 / part 1).
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Sound recordings 237 and 238, 1942 April

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #237, POW letters home, war news roundup.

Part 2: #238, War news roundup, especially as applied to Australia.
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Sound recordings, 1942 December 26, 1943 January 3

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: 3 Jan 1943

Part 2: Bangk, 26 Dec 1942, 6:00-6:29
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Sound recordings, 1943 April 3

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:6:07-6:29

4/3/43 #1
A note on the original sleeve label reads:4/3/43 #1+2.
I think a large part after 6:30 is not news, but there was no gong till 6:45, so I cut it all. The reception till 7:07 was very bad, so I missed some of that part.
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Thai from Bangkok, 6:00 AM, sound recording, 1942 November 20

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Thai from Bangkok

11/20/42 - 6.00AM

BB recorded - 33rpm inside out
Part 2 is not described.
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Thai from Bangkok on 24 November, 06:00 AM, and 15 January, 06:59, sound recordings, 1942-1943

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: 11/24/42 Thai from Bangkok

600 AM
Part 2: 1/15 #3, 6:59-7:10
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Thai radio broadcasts, 1943 April 1

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: 6:06 - 6:28

Part 2: 6:29 - 6:53
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Tokyo Board of Information, Radio Tokyo, Voice of China recordings, 1942 February 6

Scope and Contents note

Side A: The first cut is a news report. The second cut is soldiers' notes home from Japan. The third cut is also a news report.

Side B is a single cut Voice of China news report and editorial transmission to North America regarding the Asian theater of the war.
Cuts sound like they were recorded from airwaves.
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Unidentified Asian radio broadcast, 1943 February 15

Scope and Contents note

2/15/43

6.00 all news

ou

#2
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Unidentified Asian radio broadcasts, 1943 January 2-5

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads: 1/2/43 #1, 6:05-6:29

Side B label reads: 1/5 #3, outside, 7:06-7:16. Side B has two cuts on it.
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Unidentified Asian radio broadcasts, 1943 February 20

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: The source disc label reads: 7:01 - 7:06, #3

Part 2: The source disc label reads: 7:07 - 7:11, #4
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Voice of China and Australia Calling radio broadcasts, 1942 January 10

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Part 1: The Voice of China provides an update on the war.

Part 2: Australia Calling radio report similarly provides war news, especially as it applies to the United Kingdom's interest in the Pacific War.
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Voice of China and Australia Calling radio broadcasts, 1942 January 12

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Voice of China

Part 2: Australia Calling
Both programs offer an update on the war.
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Voice of China and Australian radio broadcasts, numbers 227-228, 1942 April 22

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #227, A Voice of China news roundup, mostly about the Pacific Theater, but includes a discussion about Franco's relationship with Europe and the United States.

Part 2: #227, Radio Tokyo

Part 3: #228, Voice of China

Part 4: #228, Australia

Part 5: #228, Voice of China
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Voice of China and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 February 11

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: The Voice of China provides a news update on the war before reading an article examining the relationship between Japan and Germany.
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Voice of China and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 February 14

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: The Voice of China provides a news update on a variety of stories, from snow in Chungking to the war. Radio Tokyo broadcasts letters home from American prisoners-of-war.
Part 2: Radio Tokyo provides the news on the war. It then reads letters home from American prisoners-of-war.
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Voice of China and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 January 15

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Voice of China
Part 2: Radio Tokyo
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Voice of China and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 February 17

Scope and Contents note

The Voice of China, broadcasting from Chungking, and Radio Tokyo each provide an update of the fighting in the Pacific Theater of World War II. A strong focus on the news is the fall of Singapore. Radio Tokyo also broadcasts letters home from American prisoners.
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Voice of China and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 March 18

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Part 1: The Voice of China 745A broadcast is a reading of articles intended for United Press. The first concerns the production of war supplies by China. The second concerns ending the currencies black market.

The Voice of China 800A broadcast concerns the foreign relations of the Chinese government.

Part 2: The Voice of China 800A broadcast is a roundup of news in the war.

Part 3: A Radio Tokyo broadcast of letters home from American prisoners-of-war.

Part 4: A Radio Tokyo broadcast about the Japanese advances on China.

Part 5: A Radio Tokyo broadcast about the Japanese advances throughout the Pacific.

Part 6: A Radio Tokyo news roundup of various stories.
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Voice of China and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, 1942 March 9

Scope and Contents note

Side A (Part 1) has two grooves in it. The label reads:

CK, 400A, 3/9/42
Side B (Part 2) has four grooves on it. The center label reads:

TK, 500A, 3/9/42

TK, 400P, 3/9/42
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Voice of China and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, numbers 115-116, 1942 February 1

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Recording 115, 600A
Part 2: Recording 116, 400A
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Voice of China and Radio Tokyo radio broadcasts, 1942 January 19

Scope and Contents note

Side A: #35 Voice of China (XGOY, Chungking)
Side B: #36 Radio Tokyo
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Voice of China and Radio Tokyo radio broadcasts, 1942 March 17-22

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

CK, 800A, 3/17/42

TK, 900P, 3/17/42
Side B label reads:

TK, 500A, 3/18/42

TK, 1030P, 3-22-42
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Voice of China and Saigon radio broadcasts, 1942 January 9

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Voice of China

Part 2: Saigon
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Voice of China broadcasts, 1942 February 4

Scope and Contents note

The Voice of China describes two articles in the media. It also provides a general update on the war.
Additional, unrelated music broadcasts are also on the original disc.
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Voice of China radio broadcast and coded signal transmission sound recordings, 1942 March 11

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

CK UP

730A

3-11-42
Side B label reads:

PLV

2
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Voice of China radio broadcasts from 28 January and Radio Tokyo broadcast from 29 January, 1942

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

#65

CHUNGKING, 6:45A UP, 1-28-42

TOKYO, 930P, 1-29-42
Side B label reads:

#66

CK

British Article

1-28-42
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Voice of China radio transmissions, 1942 February 9

Scope and Contents note

These recordings were made from the airwaves.
On side A, #139, a reporter for the Voice of China describes events in China, including a meeting of Chinese dignitaries and news about the war effort.
Side B concerns China, Japan, and other locations in Southeast Asia (Rangoon, Singapore, etc.).
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Voice of China, Australian radio, and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, numbers 165-166, 1942 June 17

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #165, Voice of China

Part 2: #165, Voice of China

Part 3: #165, Australia

Part 4: #166, Australia

Part 5: #166, Australia

Part 6: #166, Radio Tokyo
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Voice of China, Australian radio, and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, numbers 179-180, 1942 June

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #179, Voice of China

Part 2: #179, Australia

Part 3: #180, Radio Tokyo

Part 4: #180, Australia

Part 5: #180, Radio Tokyo. Messages of American POWs.
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Voice of China, Australian radio, and Radio Tokyo broadcasts, numbers 201-202, 1942 April

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #201, Voice of China

Part 2: #201, Australia

Part 3: #201, Australia

Part 4: #201, Radio Tokyo fades into Australia

Part 5: #201, Radio Tokyo reports on the Japan-Thai alliance.

Part 6: #202, Voice of China

Part 7: #202, Radio Tokyo
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Voice of China, Radio Saigon, Radio Tokyo, and Melbourne radio broadcasts, numbers 117-118, 1942 February 2

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #117, Voice of China, 600A

Part 2: #117, Radio Saigon, 745A

Part 3: #118, Radio Tokyo, 640A

Part 4: #118, Melbourne, 730A
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Voice of China, Radio Tokyo, and Australian radio broadcasts, number 211-212, 1942 April 3

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #211, Chungking, 820A, 4-3-42. The Voice of China analyzes Chinese action in Burma.

Part 2: Radio Tokyo broadcasts American POWs' messages home.

Part 3: #212, Tokyo, 710P, 4-3-42. Radio Tokyo news roundup and message home from US soldiers.

Part 4: Australian news
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Voice of China, Radio Tokyo, and Australian radio broadcasts, numbers 151-152, 1942 May

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: #151, Voice of China. A news roundup. Included in this is a discussion of food availability and prices.

Part 2: #151, Non-program signals. They were cut onto the disc as two separate cuts.

Part 3: #152, Radio Tokyo news roundup.

Part 4: #152, A short, anti-Semitic propaganda program.

Part 5: #152, Short clip of classical music.

Part 6: #152
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Voice of China, Radio Tokyo, and Radio Saigon broadcasts on 7 January and Radio Tokyo broadcast on 26 March, 1942

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: The Voice of China reports the news of the war, especially as it applied to the Hunan capitol.

Radio Tokyo reports on the advances of the Japanese forces, such as at Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.

Part 2: A broadcast from Saigon gives a roundup of news from the Pacific Theater of the war.
 

American correspondent reports, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Sound recordings of American journalists reporting from the Pacific Theater of World War II on the advances of the United States' armed forces, the subsequent occupation, and Operation Crossroads.
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Administrative radio transmission,, 1944 December 4

Scope and Contents note

Label reads:

Job 92

Dec 4 44

Gaum Talk Back

Thornton

#188
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Administrative radio transmissions, 1944 December 3

Scope and Contents note

This is an administrative transmission about a report from Leslie Nichols.
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Admiral Nimitz and Jack Mahon radio reports, 1945 April

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Disc 341: After issuing a communiqué, Admiral Nimitz speaks about the American invasion of Okinawa.
Following, Jack Mahon comments on the news, providing context.
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American Red Cross and Jack Mahon radio reports, 1941-1946

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In part 1, a reporter for the American Red Cross interviews American soldiers that have just been freed from Japanese captivity.
In part 2, Jack Mahon reports from sea about the last victory over the Japanese.
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American journalist radio reports concerning World War II, 1941-1946

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Jack Mahon reports in the first cut, though most of his words are unintelligible due to interference noises.
Bob Brumby reports from Tokyo on an attempt by him and others to take over Radio Tokyo. His words are also jammed in parts, though most is intelligible, if of poor sound quality.
Two other journalists interview Major Pappy Boyington, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Boyinton recalls being shot down and being held as a prisoner-of-war by Japan.
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American radio report on the reestablishment of civilian Filipino government, 1945 February 26

Scope and Contents note

Recording 262: Coverage of the handover of power from General MacArthur to the Commonwealth government. MacArthur and the Filipino president both speak.
Sound quality is poor due to bad radio reception.
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American radio reports from the Pacific around the time of the Battle of Okinawa, 1945

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Cut 383, CBS shot.
Gene Ryder reports on the aircraft and fighting of the American forces against Japan.
Part 2: Cut 384, Special Army shot for all nets
Brigadier General Ernest Moore describes the accomplishment of his pilots in the war. The recording also features Major DeWitt Spain, one of the pilots.
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American soldiers on Guam and radio personality sound recordings, 1945 December 18

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A radio personality rehearses various advertisements and news stories.
Four American soldiers recount what it is like to spend Christmas on Guam and send messages home to their families. The soldiers are Lieutenant George Hansen of Baltimore, Marines Private Yokem of Riverside (Conn.), radioman second class Alfred Gregory of Philadelphia (Penn.), and Ensign Richard Trull of Dunellen (N.J.).
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Arthur Primm interviews Vice Admiral John H. Hoover, 1944 February 22

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Vice Admiral Hoover talks about the importance for Iwo Jima. He also describes his experiences on D-Day.
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Arthur Primm interviews crew members of the Bismarck Sea, 1945 March 30

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Arthur Primm interviews survivors of the Bismarck Sea, 1945 March 30

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Arthur Primm radio report, 1945 February 27

Scope and Contents note

Recording 264: Primm reports about American air attacks on the Tokyo area.
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Bob Brumby and Don Bell radio report,, 1945 April 5

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From Chungking, Brumby reports about Don Bell's return to journalism following time in a Japanese prison. Bell then speaks himself about his experiences, beginning with getting shot down by the Japanese.
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Bob Brumby and Don Bell radio reports, 1945 June 24

Scope and Contents note

Bob Brumby reports from Okinawa and Don Bell reports from Manila about the American advances in the Pacific.
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Bob Brumby and Don Bell radio reports, number 594, 1945 July 1

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Bob Brumby reports on the Japanese being on the defensive against American and Australian forces.
Part 2: Don Bell
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Bob Brumby and Jack Mahon radio reports, 1945

Scope and Contents note

Disc 743: Bob Brumby reports from Tokyo. He describes what it's like in the newly liberated Korea, from which he recently came.
Jack Mahon reports from Tokyo on the recovery of Hideki Tōjō following his attempted suicide earlier that day.
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Bob Brumby interviews three prominent journalism professionals, 1945 March 30

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Disc 331: Bob Brumby interviews Wilbur S. Forest of the New York Herald-Tribune; Carl W. Ackerman, dean of the Columbia school of journalism; and Ralph E. McGill, editor of the Atlanta Constitution. They are touring world capitols to help ensure a free-flow of news across the world in the post-war era.
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Bob Brumby radio report, 1945 April 11

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Brumby reports on the relationship between the Chinese and communists, especially as it pertains to the Chinese delegation to the United Nations Conference on International Organization.
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Bob Brumby radio report, 1945 April 13

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Brumby reports on the reaction of the Chinese to the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Bob Brumby radio report, 1945 March 16

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Brumby reports on Japan's retreat from occupied areas.
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Bob Brumby radio report, 1945 April 18

Scope and Contents note

Brumby reports about the fighting Burma, saying one bout has finished and another has begun.
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Bob Brumby radio report, 1945 July 20

Scope and Contents note

Brumby describes the activities of Chinese resistance to Japan in Southern China near Canton and Hong Kong.
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Bob Brumby radio report, 1945 April 4

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Brumby reports from Chungking on the Chinese reaction to events at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco. He concentrates on the importance of China's votes in the United Nations, how it relates to the Western powers, and the Soviet Union's role in all of the above.
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Bob Brumby radio report from Okinawa, 1945 August 23

Scope and Contents note

Disc 698: Brumby reports for the Mutual Broadcasting System. His focus is on what will become of Japanese soldiers as prisoners and what General MacArthur will do.
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Bob Brumby radio report number 320, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Brumby reports from Chungking on the status of the war in the Burma area.
The original disc carrier had two cuts of the same program, resulting in two digital files.
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Bob Brumby radio report number 366A, 1945 April 4

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Brumby reports about the Chinese reaction to preparations for the United Nations Conference of International Organization. He focuses on the one vote the United States will have as compared to the three votes the Soviet Union will have.
There are two copies of this report on the original disc. The second is radially crossed out with wax, resulting in reduced sound quality and continual click/pop sounds throughout the recording.
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Bob Brumby radio report number 379, 1945 April 6

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: False start

Part 2: Brumby reports from Chungking about the Russian neutrality pact with Japan.
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Bob Brumby radio report number 379A, 1945 April 6

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: False start

Part 2: Brumby reports from Chungking about the Russian neutrality pact with Japan.
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Bob Brumby radio report, 1945 July 14

Scope and Contents note

Brumby reports for the Mutual Broadcasting System from Chungking on the resignation of General Chennault. He recalls the success of the Flying Tigers. He says the Chinese people will miss the general, saying they hold him to the same esteem as Patton, Eisenhower, and Wedemeyer.
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Bob Brumby radio reports, 1945 July 12

Scope and Contents note

Brumby reports from Chungking on the arrival of General Stratemeyer, the Chinese use of disappearing villages, and changing prices in China.
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Bob Brumby radio reports, 1945 August 24

Scope and Contents note

In the first two cuts, Brumby reports. The sound quality of these cuts is poor.
In the third cut, Jack Mahon reports on the pending American landing in Tokyo Bay.
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Bob Brumby radio reports, 1945 May 25-26

Scope and Contents note

Brumby reports from Chungking on the Chinese armed forces. In the 25 May 1945 report, he compares them to boxers, fighting the Japanese with a new-found uppercut. The 26 May 1945 report is a longer, more general analysis of the Chinese soldier.
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Bob Brumby radio report for the American Red Cross from Chungking, 1945 February 26

Scope and Contents note

Recording 259. Please also see 58011_a_0010742; it is the same recording, though the dates on the disc are different.
Brumby interviews two Red Cross employees that work in China.
Poor sound quality due to radio interference during the cutting of the disc.
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Bob Brumby radio report for the American Red Cross from Chungking, 1945 February 24

Scope and Contents note

Recording 249. Please also see 58011_a_0010741; it is the same recording, though the dates on the disc are different.
Brumby interviews two Red Cross employees that work in China.
Poor sound quality due to radio interference during the cutting of the disc.
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Broadcast recordings, 1944 November 23-1945

Scope and Contents note

Broadcasts concern the American forces in the Pacific Theater of World War II, behind-the-scenes look at radio production, and the success of the Soviet forces.
CINCPAC POOL (PRIMM) Nov 23rd '44 (First B-29-Tokyo RAID)
PRIMM FOR MBS CINPAC NOV 23 '44 #68
"NPN8" points to the second most outer groove.
Side B sounds like it was recorded sometime in 1945.
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Broadcast recordings, 1946 March 19

Scope and Contents note

In part 1, Jack McCoy reports about wives and children of soldiers arriving on Guam and reuniting with said soldiers.
In part 2, "Filipino X" predicts, to an American reporter, a Filipino revolution in the coming days.
Other miscellaneous recordings are also on the original disc.
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Brumby radio report about The Flying Tigers, 1945 March 10

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Bud Foster and Don Pryor radio reports, 1945 April 16

Scope and Contents note

Bud Foster reports from Guam on the battle of Okinawa.
Don Pryor reports from Okinawa on the rumor of victory in Europe.
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Bud Foster radio report, 1945 April 2

Scope and Contents note

Recording 351: Foster speaks about the advances of American forces against the Japanese.
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Bud Foster radio report, 1945 April 13

Scope and Contents note

Foster reports from Okinawa about American soldiers' reaction to the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Bud Foster radio report, 1945 April 13

Scope and Contents note

Foster reports on the reaction of American soldiers to the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Bud Foster radio report, 1945 April 14

Scope and Contents note

Foster reports from Okinawa on the fight against the Japanese.
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Bud Foster radio report, 194? February 23

Scope and Contents note

This report concerns the battles with the Pacific Theater of World War II. Foster reports for the combined American radio networks.
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Bud Foster radio report, 1945 April 4

Scope and Contents note

Foster reports about the death of a particular Japanese soldier by two bullets.
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Bud Foster radio report number 353, 1945 April 2

Scope and Contents note

Foster reports from the Okinawa Jima in the Ryukyu Islands. An upbeat report, he reports on the success American forces have had in taking territory and dividing the Japanese forces.
Sound quality is intelligible but not pristine due to poor reception.
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Bud Foster radio report on the Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945 February 24

Scope and Contents note

Foster reports from Guam for the Combined American Networks.
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Bud Foster, Don Pryor, and Norman Paige radio reports, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

In the first cut (#392), Bud Foster reports from Okinawa on the effect of weather on the fighting in the Pacific.
In the second cut (#393), Don Pryor reports from Okinawa on the fighting between American and Japanese forces in the Pacific.
In the third cut (#394), Norman Paige reports from Okinawa on how one can view America's actions in the Pacific.
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Charles Minor radio report, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Minor reports from Shanghai Harbor on financial matters of China.
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Charles Minor radio report and King George VI address, 1945 May 8

Scope and Contents note

Minor reports on the opinions of the common man on recent events: the death of FDR, the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and the American invasion of Japan.
King George VI gives an address of remembrance for those that gave their life.
The audio quality is poor due to palmitic acid deterioration of the original recording.
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Charles Minor radio reports, number 206, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Minor comments on the state of the war and the likely actions of the United States and China.
Part 2: Minor comments on the advent of peace in the Pacific, especially as it pertains to bombers and bombings. He interviews an American bomber pilot.
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China's aims for the United Nations Conference on International Organization, 1945

Scope and Contents note

Bob Brumby reports from XGOY about the Chinese delegation to the United Nations Conference on International Organization. He focuses on how while the communists and Kuomintang disagree at home, they will present a united group to the conference.
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Combined American networks radio reports, 1945 April 1

Scope and Contents note

Disc 346
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Don Bell and Charles Minor radio reports, 1945 August 19

Scope and Contents note

Don Bell reports from Manila for the Mutual Broadcasting System. He covers the surrender of the Japanese to General Willoughby, Japanese rank and file opposition to Allied occupation, and a GI cemetery on a day of prayer.
Charles Minor interviews Captain Litcomb[sp?] about the flight of Japanese officials to the surrender of World War II.
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Don Bell and Jack Mahon radio reports, 1945 August 29

Scope and Contents note

Don Bell reports from Okinawa on the eve of an American offensive on Japan.
Jack Mahon reports about the beginning of American occupation of Japan.
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Don Bell and Paul Manning radio reports, number 647, 1945 August 8

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Bell reports on speculation of how the US will use the atomic bomb on Japan following the dropping on Hiroshima. He says that the only thing known for sure is that it will end the war more quickly than traditional bombs.
Part 2: Bell reports on U.S. soldiers' reaction to news of the atomic bomb.
Part 3: Paul Manning examines how the atomic bomb was the wish of Nazi Germany.
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Don Bell and Susan Tate radio reports, 1945-1946

Scope and Contents note

Don Bell reports from Tokyo on the lack of liberal reforms in the Japanese government during the American occupation under General MacArthur.
Susan Tate reports for the American Red Cross.
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Don Bell and Susan Tate radio reports, 1945

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Don Bell reports on 18 August 1945 from Manila on General MacArthur's growing dissatisfaction with Japanese officials and military delays.
Susan Tate reports for the American Red Cross. She talks to several voters about their mindset following the end of fighting in the Pacific.
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Don Bell radio report, 1946 April 10

Scope and Contents note

Bell reports from Tokyo on the election of a new Prime Minister. He predicts that the winner is Ichirō Hatoyama. Describing the election process, he focuses on how various voters of Japan voted.
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Don Bell radio report, 1945 September 24

Scope and Contents note

Bell reports from Tokyo about Karuizawa and the Japanese interment of foreigners that occurred there during the war. He describes it as the Casablanca of Japan. He discusses which nationalities received what amount of food rations.
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Don Bell radio report, 1945 August 25

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Disc 744: Bell reports about children in Japan. He says that Japanese children are no different than others. However, he says foreign children that have lived in wartime Japan are "the most pathetic thing" he's seen, detailing their hardship.
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Don Bell radio report from Bikini Lagoon, 194? July 24

Scope and Contents note

Bell reports from Bikini Lagoon for the Mutual Broadcasting System on an underwater atomic bomb test.
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Don Bell radio report from Japan, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Disc 720: Bell comments on the Mutual Broadcasting System and its journalists' relationship with Radio Tokyo. He describes the relationship as a "war" starting in 1939. He then describes the role of American-controlled Radio Tokyo following the fighting.
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Don Bell radio report from Manila, 1945 March 17

Scope and Contents note

Recording 314: Bell reports on the fighting in the Philippines, including, but not limited to, the military conquests and humanitarian work of the U.S. forces.
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Don Bell radio report from Manila, 1945 August 14

Scope and Contents note

Bell reports from Manila on the implications of the end of the war. He focuses on the reaction of Manila, American soldiers, and Gen. MacArthur's occupation of Japan.
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Don Bell radio report from Manila, 1945 August 25

Scope and Contents note

Bell reports, first, about the rebuilding and spirit of Manila following the end of the war and, second, the pending invasion of Japan.
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Don Bell radio report on preparations for the Able test at Bikini Atoll, 1946 June 9

Scope and Contents note

Bell reports about rehearsals for the first atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll. He relays comments by General William E. Kepner before giving a general roundup of the preparations. He calls the operations "an excellent show."
There are two cuts on the original disc. The first one was crossed out with wax markings, and thus has extra poor quality in part 1.
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Don Bell radio reports, 1946 May 24-June 7

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Bell reports from the USS Mt. McKinley en route to Bikini for Operation Crossroads. He concentrates on safety measures taken to prevent radiation poisoning.
Part 2: Bell explores the likely size of the Able explosion.
Part 3: Bell reports on Admiral Blandy's expectations for the atomic tests following additional information from previous explosions.
Part 4: Bell reports on 7 June 1946 about the third atomic bomb test at Bikini Island set for early 1947.
Part 5: Bell reports on the natives of the Marshall Islands' opinions on nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and international organization.
Part 6: Bell reports on the evacuation of natives from areas affected by the Operation Crossroads tests and the decimation of their original island.
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Don Bell radio reports and official communiqué sound recordings, 1945 July 10

Scope and Contents note

Side A is undated. Side B gives the date as 10 Jul 1945 in the program.
Side A ,cut 1: Administrative note

Side A, cut 2: A Bell

Side A ,cut 3: B

Side A, cut 4: C
Bell reports from Manila about the American fight against Japan.
Side B, cut 1: Communiqué 420

Side B, cut 2: Communiqué 421
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Don Bell radio reports, 1945 November 27

Scope and Contents note

Disc 782: Bell reports from Tokyo. In the first recording, he talks about pending war crime trials against Japanese officials. In the second recording, he talks about GI vacation spots in Japan. The third and fourth recordings are administrative transmissions not that were not meant for broadcast.
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Don Bell reports on the Able Day rehearsal, 1946 June 23

Scope and Contents note

Bell reports on the Operation Crossroads Able Day rehearsal at Bikini Lagoon. He describes the grandeur of the preparations and the excitement in the air.
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Don Bell, Bob Brumby, and Jack Mahon radio reports, 1945 August 11

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In part 1, the journalists report on the attempted suicide of Tojo and the American hunt for Japanese war criminals.
In part 2, Don Bell reports on raising prices in Japan, which he claims is done to stick it to the Americans, and Jack Mahon reports on the Japanese public's opinion of the American invasion and occupation.
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Don Davis interviews Colonel Boyington sound recording, 1945

Scope and Contents note

Davis interviews Colonel Boyington in San Francisco about technological developments and post-war news.
Also includes music and Morse code recordings.
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Don Pryor and Jack Hooley radio reports, 1945 April 12

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Don Pryor reports from Okinawa on 12 April 1945 about the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the reaction of American soldiers. Included are thoughts on if the death will affect the war, the following peace, or the United Nations Conference on International Organization.
Jack Hooley reports from Okinawa on a similar theme.
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Don Pryor and Norman Page radio reports, 1945 April 13

Scope and Contents note

Don Pryor and Norman Page report from Okinawa on the reaction of soldiers to the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Don Pryor and Norman Paige radio reports, 1945 April 9

Scope and Contents note

Don Pryor reports from Okinawa on 9 April 1945. He interviews another correspondent on how the American invasion of Okinawa compares to the American invasion of Sicily.
Norman Paige reports from Okinawa on the planes en route to fronts of the war.
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Don Pryor interviews Vice Admiral Richmond K. Turner and General Holland Smith, 1945 February 5

Scope and Contents note

From Guam, Turner and Smith discuss military operations on Iwo Jima.
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Don Pryor radio broadcast about peoples' attitudes in American occupied Okinawa, 1945 April 12

Scope and Contents note

Pryor reports off the coast of Okinawa. He talks about his experiences in Simabuku and Awashi and the Japanese people he's observed. He analyzes their mental state from a variety of angles, but returns to the idea that fear is the overriding emotion for the Japanese. It is so bad for some that they were asking American forces to kill them in the tombs of their ancestors. Some still believe the Americans plan to torture, enslave, and/or kill them. He also looks at these people's ties to Pearl Harbor.
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Don Pryor radio report, 1945 February 28

Scope and Contents note

Recording 266: Pryor interviews Marine Sergeant Thomas, platoon leader that raised the American flag over Iwo Jima.
Two cuts of the same program. Sound quality is poor for both, but there is less interference in cut 1.
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Don Pryor radio report, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Recording 344
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Don Pryor radio report, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Pryor reports from Okinawa on how the Japanese are fighting back against American advances in the Pacific. He interviews a journalist from Gannett, who saw the front.
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Don Pryor radio report, 1945 April 6

Scope and Contents note

Pryor reports about the Battle of Okinawa.
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Don Pryor radio report, 1945 April 6

Scope and Contents note

Label reads:

PRIOR POOL 4/6/45 #376 2+ 2'55"

HONEYMOON ON OKINAWA IS OVER, BATTLE IS ON"
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Don Pryor radio report number 352, 1945 April 2

Scope and Contents note

Pryor reports off the coast of Okinawa on the conditions of Japanese farms. He notes they are in extreme poverty, with the technology available being centuries behind the times.
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Don Pryor radio report, 1945 April 4

Scope and Contents note

Pryor describes his and other correspondents' trip to the southern front.
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Don Pryor radio report on the Battle of Okinawa, 1945 April 2

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Don Pryor radio report on the Battle of Okinawa, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Pryor describes the fighting action over Okinawa, focusing on the aerial aspects.
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Douglas MacArthur speech before the Filipino legislature and other radio broadcasts, 1945 July 8

Scope and Contents note

Part 2 of the speech as broadcast by the Mutual Broadcasting System.
The other brief radio transmissions cover news of fighting in the WWII Asian theater.
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Douglas MacArthur speech on 4 April and Robert Stewart radio report from 22 April, 1946

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Douglas MacArthur speech to the Filipino legislature, 1945 July 8

Scope and Contents note

Disc 603: Douglas MacArthur speaks before a joint session of the Filipino legislature in Manilla.
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Gene Ryder radio report from Turner's Flagship, 1941-1946

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Gene Ryder radio report from Turner's Flagship and Edwards' Guam communiqué, 1945 February 24

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Part 1: Gene Ryder gives the listener the perspective of a soldier in battle. This cut is undated.
Part 2: Edwards Guam communiqué about Tokyo attack, incomplete.
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Gene Ryder, Bud Foster, and Larry Tye radio reports, 1945 February 25

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Part 1: Recording #255, Gene Ryder

Part 2: Recording #256, Bud Foster

Part 3: Larry Tye. This cut is crossed out on the original disc and thus has poor audio quality.
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George Thorn and Gordon Walker radio reports, 1941-1946

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Disc 589
Part 1: George Thorn interviews participants of a rescue glider flight.
Part 2: Gordon Walker of the Christian Science Monitor reports on the less exciting, behind-the-scenes, aspects of the Pacific fighting of WWII. He returns the listener to the Mutual Broadcasting System.
Part 3: Gordon Walker reports from Guam for Eyes West. He outlines the difficulty of supplying the troops in the Pacific theater.
Part 4: Gordon Walker reports from Guam on the backlog, "icebox" in military jargon, of Japanese targets for the American forces.
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Gordon Walker and Bob Brumby radio reports, number 607, 1945 July 11

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Part 1: Gordon Walker reports from Guam.
Parts 2 and 3: Bob Brumby reports from Chungking.
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Gordon Walker radio report, 194? July 4

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Walker reports from Okinawa on the soldiers' observation--or more accurately the lack thereof--of Independence Day during World War II.
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Gordon Walker radio report, 1945 July 9

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Disc 601: Gordon Walker reports from Guam on coming under Japanese fire while making an earlier report. He says the American forces were prepared for such an attack and had set traps into which the Japanese walked.
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Guam communiqué, 1945 April 7

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An American journalist reads section of a communiqué from Admiral Nimitz.
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Guam Pool reporting by Cooper, 194? November 4

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9:20 AM transmission of a man describing his actions during battle.
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Interview with First Sergeant Raymond L. Cummings, 1945 April 20

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Interview with First Sergeant Raymond L. Cummings of Montebello, California on 20 April 1945 in Okinawa. Cummings describes fighting the Japanese in the Pacific.
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Jack Hooley and Tim Lamert radio reports, 1945 April 20

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Hooley and Lamert separately report on the funeral of Ernie Pyle.
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Jack Hooley radio report, 1945 April 12

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Hooley reports from Okinawa. He describes the island: its physical, environmental aspects; the activities happening; and its war-torn condition.
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Jack Hooley radio report number 130, 1944 December 24

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Hooley reports from Guam following Admiral Nimitz's first press conference.
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Jack Hooley radio reports, circa 1945 April 12-17

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In the first report, Hooley reports about the Japanese defense against American forces.
In the second report, Hooley comments on Japanese citizens under American occupation.
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Jack Mahon and Bob Brumby radio reports, 1945 August 6

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In the first cut, Mahon reports on the liberation of prisoners-of-war. This report is heavily jammed.
In the second cut, Mahon recalls the train ride to the prisoner-of-war camp. He concentrates on the Japanese citizen's daily way of life. This report is also heavily jammed.
In the third cut, Bob Brumby reports on the capture of Josef Albert Meisinger.
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Jack Mahon and Colonel Boyington sound recordings, 1945 September 13

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The first cut on side A is a message from Jack Mahon.
The second and third cuts, Don Davis awaits the arrival of Colonel Boyington in San Francisco.
On side B, Jack Mahon speaks about the arrest of the last of the Black Dragon war criminals.
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Jack Mahon and Don Bell radio reports, 1945 September 27-October 10

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Jack Mahon reports from the USS Iowa on the separation of the Victory Fleet in order to expedite returning soldiers.
Don Bell reports from Tokyo about the release of political prisoners in Japan, a rally for former political prisoners in Japan, and the stolen fortunes the Japanese collected during the war.
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Jack Mahon and Gordon Walker radio reports, 194? July 14

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Disc 614: Both reporters talk about American attacks on Japan, especially the coastal city of Kamaichi (sp?).
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Jack Mahon and Jack Hooley radio reports, 1945 April 18

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Mahon and Hooley separately report on the death of fellow journalist Ernie Pyle.
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Jack Mahon and Leslie Nichols radio reports, 1945 April 14

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Jack Mahon reports from Guam on what to expect in the Pacific Theater once the American forces resume waging war in the coming days. He recounts recent successes.
Leslie Nichols, reporting from Okinawa, speaks about the state of the American military following the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Jack Mahon and Norman Paige radio reports, 1945 May 4-5

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Part 1: Jack Mahon reports on 4 May 1945 from Guam about a failed Japanese counterattack on Okinawa.
Part 2: Norman Paige reports on 5 May 1945 from Okinawa.
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Jack Mahon interviews Jack Dempsey, 1945 April 12

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Mahon interviews boxing champion Jack Dempsey on what Dempsey is doing for the war effort. It consists mostly of teaching the soldiers boxing. He also comments on what military service is doing to other notable boxers.
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Jack Mahon radio report, 1945

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Disc 652: Mahon reports from Japan shortly after Russia declared war on Japan. However, Mahon concentrates on reviewing American actions against Japan and provides no context on the Russian action.
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Jack Mahon radio report, 1945 April 18

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Mahon reports for the Mutual Broadcasting System on an awarding of the medal of honor to Sergeant Irwin and what Irwin did to earn it.
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Jack Mahon radio report, 1945 August 10

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Mahon reports from Tokyo about edicts of General MacArthur. He focuses on the abolition of the imperial headquarters and on censorship of news in the country.
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Jack Mahon radio report and test cuts sound recordings, 1945 September 10

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Side 1: Mahon reports on 10 September 1945 on General MacArthur's efforts to round up Japanese war criminals, including Tojo.
Side 2: Test cuts
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Jack Mahon radio report and other broadcasts, 1945 August 11

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In the first cut, less than a week before V-J day, Mahon reports on the thoughts of Admiral Halsey on the end of World War II.
The second cut is a propaganda program that looks at who was responsible for causing and fighting the war.
The third cut is a transmission containing music and a program in Spanish.
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Jack Mahon radio report and test cuts sound recordings, 1945 August 12

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Disc 745
Side A: Mahon reports from Tokyo on the state and future of the Japanese economy.
Side B: Test recordings of a reporter discussing international issues sometime during Secretary of State Byrnes' tenure. He focuses on Italian reparations and Molotov's opinions thereon.
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Jack Mahon radio report, 1945 April 13

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Jack Mahon radio report and communiqué 434 sound recordings, 1945 July 17

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Mahon reports on the bombardment of Tokyo.
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Jack Mahon radio report, 1945 April 23

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Mahon interviews the fliers who sank the battleship Yamoto.
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Jack Mahon radio report, 1945 April 3

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Mahon reports from Guam on the American advances in Okinawa. He says "the real fighting" has yet to come.
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Jack Mahon radio report from Tokyo, 1945-1946

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In the first cut, Mahon reports during the American occupation of Japan. He focuses on the state of Japanese propaganda.
The second cut is an administrative transmission.
In the third cut, Mahon reports about how the former premier of Japan is now a fugitive.
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Jack Mahon radio report number 321, 1945 March 24

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Reporting from Guam, Mahon interviews two B-29 pilots about what Iwo Jima means to the American soldier.
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Jack Mahon radio report number 356, 1945 April 3

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Mahon comments on the search for the location of Japanese forces.
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Jack Mahon radio report number 507, 1945 May 5

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Mahon reports from Guam for the Red Cross Reporter program presented by the Mutual Broadcasting System. He interviews Lieutenants Lohan and Nielsen.
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Jack Mahon radio report number 635, 1941-1946

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Mahon reports from the 3rd fleet off the coast of Japan.
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Jack Mahon radio report, 1945 September 23

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Jack Mahon radio report on the Japanese fleet, 1945 March 21

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Recording 316: Mahon reports that the American forces have found the Japanese fleet and are now attacking it.
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Jack Mahon radio report on the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1945 April

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Mahon reports from Guam about the reaction to the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He concentrates on the reaction of journalists to the news.
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Jack Mahon radio report, number 752, and test cuts, 1945 September 17

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Part 1: Mahon reports from Tokyo about the occupation of Japan and reduction in American troop levels. Included is how the Japanese government will be used to prevent social disintegration.
Part 2: Test cuts.
The disc hole of the source disc is not directly in the center, thus the sound quality is poor.
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Jack Mahon radio reports, circa 1945 June 21-22

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In the first report, Mahon reports on the casualties in the Pacific Theater of World War II. While he mentions casualties on both sides, he concentrates on the amount of deceased Japanese soldiers.
In the second and third reports, Mahon talks about the battle of Okinawa.
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Jack Mahon radio reports, 1945 August 16

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Disc 679: In the first recording on this disc, Mahon sends an administrative note from Paul Manning. In the second, he reports on Japanese officials' actions following the end of the war.
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Jack Mahon, Vice Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner, and General Holland Smith radio broadcasts, 1941-1945

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On side A of this disc, Mahon describes the efforts of the American military to find the Japanese forces during World War II. From the tone of the report, it likely comes from early in the war.
Side B consists of an introduction to two military officials' commentary, Vice Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner and General Holland Smith.
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Joe Hainline and Robert McCormick radio reports, 1945-1946

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In the first cut, Joe Hainline interviews Jay Finley of Palo Alto, California about being shot down and spending five days on a life raft.
IN the second cut, Robert McCormick and Joe Hainline reflect on the death of Ernie Pyle.
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John Cooper radio report, 1945 November 12

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Cooper delivers the inaugural radio report from the Pacific with the assistance of the U.S. Navy.
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John Thorton voice letter home and Royal Arch Gunnison radio report, 194? November 22

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Part 1: Thorton discusses his life and work in San Francisco to his family back in New York.
Part 2: Gunnison reports from the Philippines on Japanese radio propaganda. This is another copy of the program heard on 58011_a_0009528.
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Ken MacLaughlin and Charles Minor radio reports, 1945 August 27-29

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In the first cut, on 27 August 1945, Ken MacLaughlin reports on the reunification of China following the defeat of Japan. He discusses a meeting between Chiang Kai-Shek and Mao Zedong. He presents the meeting as the only chance to prevent a Chinese civil war.
In the second cut, Charles Minor reports from Manila about the new Sino-Russian agreement and the possibility of a Chinese civil war.
The third cut, from 29 August 1945, Ken MacLaughlin reports on General Wainwright and meeting between Chiang Kai-Shek and Mao Zedong.
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Larry Tighe and Jack Mahon radio reports, 1945 April 27

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Larry Tighe(?) and Jack Mahon individually report from Guam on Japanese military tactics that are very similar to German tactics.
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Larry Tye radio report from Guam, 1945 February 24

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Recording 250: Tye describes the typical experience of the American soldier in the Pacific Theater. He places the listener in the shoes of a GI, narrating in the second voice.
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Leslie Nichols and Bud Foster radio reports, 1945 April 1

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Nichols reports from Okinawa and Foster reports from Iwo Jima on American forces in Japan.
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Leslie Nichols and Don Pryor radio reports, 1945 April 18

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Nichols and Pryor separately report from Okinawa about the death of fellow journalist Ernie Pyle.
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Leslie Nichols interviews Vice Admiral John Sidney McCain, 1944 November 28

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Disc 82
On side A, Nichols features the work of Vice Admiral John Sidney McCain.
Side B is the 21 October episode of "The Radio Workshop," a Halloween-themed program geared towards children.
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Leslie Nichols radio broadcast concerning the battle of the Philippines, 1945 April 14

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Nichols discusses naval battle for the Philippines, including the contributions of FDR and Admiral McCain to this effort.
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Leslie Nichols radio report, 1945 April 1

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Nichols describes Okinawa following the American invasion.
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Leslie Nichols radio report, 1945 April 13

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Nichols describes how one battalion learned of the death of President Roosevelt amidst active fighting on Okinawa.
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Leslie Nichols radio report, 1944 December 7

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Label reads:

106

103

Job #103 Guam - Leslie Nichols's for MBS

DEC. 7-44

Heavy QRM
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Leslie Nichols radio reports, 1944 December 5-6

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These recordings are finished broadcasts.

In both, an anchor in America introduces correspondent Leslie Nichols, reporting from Guam. He talks about naval battles in the Philippine Sea. In the report from 6 December 1944, he focuses on Navy pilot Speedball Harris.
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Leslie Nichols reports on the death of Ernie Pyle, 1945 April 18

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Nichols reports from Okinawa on the death of journalist Ernie Pyle. He includes how the soldiers viewed Pyle.
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Mutual Broadcasting System broadcast, 1945 April 19

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Jack Mahon and Tim Lemmert report on the American advances against the Japanese.
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Mutual Broadcasting System broadcast of Operation Crossroads, 1946 June 30

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The Mutual Broadcasting System covers the Able atomic bomb test just off Bikini Lagoon. It was the first drop against simulated naval forces, and the fourth atomic bomb ever exploded, following the original test and the two dropped on Japan. The anchor emphasizes this is a military and scientific exercise to better understand atomic power. Don Bell reports from the scene. Bombadier Harold H. Wood speaks.
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Mutual Broadcasting System broadcast recordings, 1944 November 3

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The recording on side A is Leslie Nichols providing a live description of an air battle.
The recording on side B is a program dedicated to all the American soldiers. It concerns the girlfriends of soldiers fighting abroad and how they might write to their beaus.
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Mutual Broadcasting System news roundup concerning the Pacific Theater of World War II, 1945 March 30

Scope and Contents note

Includes Jack Mahon reporting about the Red Cross and Arthur Primm interviewing survivors of the Bismarck Sea.
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Mutual Broadcasting System news roundup, number 597, 1945 July 3

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Mutual Broadcasting System news roundup, number 597.
Part 2: The words of Joseph Stilwell.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio broadcast concerning Japan's offer of surrender, 1945

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Charles Minor in Chungking, Paul Manning in Guam, and Don Bell in Manila report on Japan's offer to surrender in World War II. Manning speaks about the offer. Bell speaks about the soldiers' reaction. The anchor says the President has yet to receive an official offer of surrender, and that fighting will continue as is until one is received.
The disc also includes a report about the effect the end of the war will have on Hawaii.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio broadcast covering VJ day, 1945 August 14

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Disc 670
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio broadcast, 1945 August 7

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Side A is a muffled audio report.

Side B is Don Bell in Manila and Paul Manning in Guam interviewing soldiers for their stories. Also, Charles Minor reports from Chungking about the Chinese response to the atomic bomb.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio broadcast recording, 1945 August 14

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Disc 670: This recording is a finished news program from the Mutual Broadcasting System. The news concerns the Pacific Theater of World War II. An anchor in America cuts to three correspondents in the Pacific. Don Bell reports from the Philippines about the coming peace in the Pacific. Owen Cunningham reports from Hawaii about Americans of Japanese descent. Paul Manning reports from Guam about the rumors of a peace agreement.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio broadcasts concerning the American invasion of Japan, 1945 August 29

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Jack Mahon reports on the invasion of Japan and the release of prisoners-of-war.
Frederick Opper reports from the Japan suburbs.
Bob Brumby reports about the interaction of American and Japanese soldiers.
Bob Brumby and another reporter recall interviews with American soldiers concerning what the Japanese think of the American occupation as well as what the Americans think of the occupation.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio broadcasts, 1945 September 7

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Disc 737
On side A is a program, produced in San Francisco, about the American occupation of Japan. It includes coverage of the first American flag raising over Tokyo.
On side B are three cuts. In the first, Jack Mahon makes his first report from Radio Tokyo. The second is an outtake of a news roundup. The third cut is an interview with three young women from the Bay Area.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio broadcasts, 1945 January 7-December 14

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The first cut on side A is a clothing drive held by WOR.
Robert Stewart reports from Manila on 12 December 1945 on crime in the city.
The last cut on side A is a report from Fort Mason, San Francisco, on what American soldiers returning from Asia are buying for their families for Christmas.
The first cut on side B is Robert Stewart reporting from Manila about a hanging.
The second cut on side B is Don Bell reporting from Manila on a meeting by 25,000 GIs on "the SNAFUing of the demobilization program."
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio broadcasts, 1945 December 21

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Side A is coverage of the change of command for the United States Pacific fleet.
Side B is Robert Stewart reporting about Filipino-US relations, especially regarding the trial and execution of Yamashita.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio coverage of the return of army nurses at Hamilton Beach, California, 1945 February 24

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Part 1: An MBS journalist attempts to interview army nurses returning from Balan.
Part 2: The journalist interviews Major Juanita Redman, who was in charge of getting the 54 nurses home from the Pacific.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio coverage of the second atomic bomb test at Bikini, 1946 July 24

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Mutual Broadcasting System radio news broadcasts, 1945 November 14-15

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Disc 779: These broadcasts contain most of a broadcast program on the plight of an American-born citizen accused of being a German alien by the military on Honolulu.
There is also a report by Bell on Japanese occupation and reparation payments.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio news program, 1945 April 2

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This program features Joe Hainline, Don Pryor, and Jack Mahon reporting from Guam, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio program 355, 1945 April 2

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A news roundup of activity in the Pacific Theater of WWII. Correspondents include Leslie Nichols, Don Pryor, and Bud Foster.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio program, 1945 April 1

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This program is an update on the Pacific Theater of World War II. Jack Mahon reports from Guam, Leslie Nichols reports from Okinawa, and Bob Brumby reports from Chungking.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio program, 1945 April 18

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Jack Mahon offers from Guam an update on various events in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
Leslie Nichols reports from Okinawa on the death of Ernie Pyle on Ie Shima.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio program on the sixth plenary session of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, 1945 May 1

Scope and Contents note

Disc 498: Features a summary, commentary, and sound clips from the proceedings. Much of the program is a debate by MBS staff on the admittance of Argentina.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio report from the Pacific, 1945 April 21

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Disc 459/460: This is the Mutual Broadcasting System's weekly Pacific news roundup. Correspondents are Jack Mahon, Leslie Nichols, and Arthur Gates. In addition to the news of the war effort, one segment concerns Gates discussing the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports, 1945 July 13

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A: Christian Science Monitor reporter Gordon Walker reports from Guam on an American attack on Hokkaido.

B: Jack Mahon reports from a battleship on the attack on Hokkaido, comparing it to Tokyo.

C: Christian Science Monitor Gordon Walker reports from Guam on the attack on Tokyo.

D: Concerns heavy bombardment of Japan by America.

E: Describes an American attack on the main island of Japan.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports, 1945 June 14

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In the first recording, Leslie Nichols reports from Guam, introducing Lt. Dale Evans who recalls a mission gone wrong.
In the second and third recordings, Don Bell and Cedric Foster, respectively, report from Manila on the devastation felt by the Philippines.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports, 1945 August 26-27

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Mutual Broadcasting System correspondents Joe Henleim, Jack Mahon, Bob Brumby, and Paul Manning offer reports of American activity on mainland Japan and Guam.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports, 1945 August 27

Scope and Contents note

Disc 706: Norman Paige and Jack Mahon report from the Pacific.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports, 1945 August 28

Scope and Contents note

In the first cut, Bob Brumby reports from Okinawa on the ease of occupying Japan, concentrating on the state of the infrastructure.
In the second, Brumby talks about Col. Lackey and the first landing in Japan.
In the third cut, Edwards interviews a Japanese lieutenant commander.
In the fourth, Jack Mahon comments on health care of the soldiers.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports, 1945 April 29

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Tim Lemmert reports from Okinawa on the fighting in the Pacific Theater.
Jack Mahon reports from Guam on the false news that the European war was over and the status of the Pacific Theater.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports, 1945 August 29

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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports, 1945 August 29-30

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Disc 712: On side A, Jack Mahon reports following a press conference held by Admiral Nimitz concerning the coming occupation of Japan.
On side B, Tim McLaughlin reports from Chungking about Lt. Gen. Wainwright. He then speaks about Mao Zedong being in Chungking at the same time and his coming meeting with Chiang Kai-Shek.
Also on side B, Bob Brumby reports. The audio quality is poor, but sounds like it is about General MacArthur and the occupation of Japan.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports, 1945 June 6-8

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Jack Mahon reports from Okinawa and concentrates on how the military is supplying the armed forces.
Leslie reports from Guam on the bombing of Osaka.
American Red Cross reporter Susan Tate reports from Manila on eating with soldiers.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports, 1945 December

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Disc 773: Don Bell reports from Tokyo on a person that immigrated to the US from Japan before renouncing American citizenship and returning to Japan. He also talks about children receiving their last meal.
Another story is about Christmas at the Waldorf-Astoria. Arthur Prinn then describes Christmas in Toil Land, reporting from San Francisco.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports, 1944 November 28-29

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On the first side, Leslie Nichols reports on Vice Admiral John McCain.
On the second side, R.A. Gunnison reports on the "improving" condition of the Pacific Theater in World War II.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports from Okinawa, 194? April 30

Scope and Contents note

Norman Paige and another correspondent report from Okinawa.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports, 1945 November 13

Scope and Contents note

On side A, Don Bell reports from Tokyo on the disarmament of Japan by the Allies. He says the process will take much longer than expected. He also provides a brief survey of Japan's experimental military technology, which he concludes was far behind that of America.
On side B, Arthur Gaeth reports on the soon-to-come Nuremberg trials.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports from the Pacific, 1944 December 15-16

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In the recording on side A, Gunnison describes the American advance towards Manila.
The recording on side B is a produced broadcast featuring an anchor that cuts to correspondents Gunnison and Paige reporting from the Pacific.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports from the Pacific, 1945 May 6-June 5

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Disc 558: The broadcast topics include: American advances on Okinawa, Japanese plane technology, military bases on Okinawa, and an interview with two soldiers that fought in both Normandy and Iwo Jima.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports, 1945 June 6

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Disc 559: On side A of this recording, Leslie Nichols reports from Guam on the anniversary of the Normandy landing. He introduced Marine Corps Sergeant Bill Roth who interviews two soldiers that were at both D-Day and the battle of Iwo Jima. The soldiers offer their comparisons of the German and Japanese soldiers.
On side B, Don Bell gives an overview of the American effort in the Pacific.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio reports, number 820, 1946 June 29

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These reports concern the first atomic bomb test of Operation Crossroads at Bikini Atoll.
Part 1: Short clip on the evacuation of people in preparation for the test.
Part 2: W. W. Chaplin reporting from the Army radio ship Stimuli at Kwajalein five-and-a-half hours before the first test. He analyzes the work done to ensure there are not "mishaps" with the test, focusing on the relocation of the native people to Ebeye.
Part 3: W. W. Chaplin reports from Kwajalein as Dave's Dream, the plane carrying the bomb, leaves for Bikini and discusses its crew and course.
Part 4: Don Bell reports from the U.S.S. Mt. McKinley at Bikini the day before the Able test. He relays the thoughts of Admirals William H.P. Blandy and William "Deak" Parsons on the weather conditions for the test.
Part 5: A recording with poor audio quality of John Mosley's aerial view of the explosion.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio special report on the death of Adolf Hitler, 1945 May 1

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Various overseas correspondents report on reactions of the 1st, 7th, and 9th armies to unconfirmed news of Adolf Hitler's death.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio transmissions, 1945

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On side A, a reporter for the American Red Cross, Doug Disbrow (sp?), interviews American soldiers in the Pacific Theater of World War II, as well as an Australian reporter. From the content of the interviews--the soldiers mention occupation forces--they probably occurred towards the end or after the war.
On side B are a variety of radio transmissions. The first is a report by Jack Mahon from Tokyo on the reduction of occupation forces in Japan. The second and third recordings describe a British-American heavyweight boxing match. The fourth and fifth concern the military implications of cosmic rays.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio transmissions, 1945 July 14

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In the first cut, Gordon Walker reports from Guam about the American bombing of the Japanese home islands.
The second is a communiqué from Admiral Nimitz, number 428. It concerns the American bombing of Hokkaido.
In the third cut, Gordon Walker reports about the American attack on Hokkaido.
The fourth cut is unintelligible.
In the fifth cut, Jack Mahon also reports on the attack on Hokkaido.
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Mutual Broadcasting System radio transmissions, 194? December

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The recording on side A is two people discussing possible broadcasts related to Christmas, especially one by Nichols. One speaker, John Hooley, sounds like he was recorded via radio transmissions and the other, also named John, in the studio.
The recording on side B is R. A. Gunnison reporting from the Philippines on the campaign of General MacArthur.
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National Broadcasting Company report about the atomic bomb test at Bikini Lagoon, 1946 July 25

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Various reporters contribute to a program from Bikini Lagoon about the Baker atomic bomb test. They describe the area immediately before, the extent of the explosion, and immediately after the underwater explosion. The explosion occurs at 5:11 into the program, with Admiral Blandy immediately confirming the successful explosion.
Don Mosley, Clete Roberts, Don Bell, and Ralph Howard Peterson report from the USS Mt. McKinley. Another journalist views the explosion from a B29 in the air.
See 58011_a_0011198 for another copy of this program.
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Norman Page and Bud Foster radio reports, 1945 April 7

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Disc 388
Cut 1: Norman Page reports from Okinawa on the American advances on the Japanese Navy.
Cut 2: Bud Foster reports from Okinawa on April 7, 1945 about the Japanese air forces.
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Norman Page and Jack Hooley radio reports, 1945 April 18

Scope and Contents note

Three cuts are on the original disc.
Part 1: Norman Page partial recording.

Part 2: Jack Hooley

Part 3: Jack Hooley
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Norman Page and Jack Mahon radio reports, 1945 April 7

Scope and Contents note

Three cuts/parts are on the original disc.
Part 1: Administrative transmission.
Part 2: Norman Page speaks from Okinawa, having just returned from the forward lines with the 24th Army corps. Beyond the fighting, he reports about Okinawan refugees.
Sound quality is less than ideal due to poor reception.
Part 3: Jack Mahon
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Norman Page and Jack Mahon radio reports, 1945 April 5

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Recording 373
Part 1: Norman Page reports from Okinawa.

Part 2: Jack Mahon interviews Captain T. J. Heading.
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Norman Page and Joe Henline radio broadcasts, 1945 April 18-19

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Norman Page radio report about his travels with the Marines, 1945 April 2

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Recording 349
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Norman Page radio report, 1945 April 1

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Page reports from Okinawa.
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Norman Page radio report, 1945 April 19

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Label reads:

#450

NORMAN PAGE FROM OKINAWA APR 19th 1945 RATE 3 TIME 13 1/2 MINS
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Norman Page radio report, 1945 April 21

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Page reports on the destruction of naval ships in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Both American and Japanese losses are recounted.
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Norman Page radio report on the combined American amphibious forces, 1941-1946

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Recording 386: Page interviews various soldiers about their jobs and experiences in war.
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Norman Page radio reports, 1945 April 6

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Recording 377

Part 2: Recording 378
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Norman Page radio reports, 1945 April 29

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Page reports from Okinawa.
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Norman Page radio reports, 1945 April 10-11

Scope and Contents note

Cut 1: Page reports from Okinawa on 10 April 1945

Cut 2: Page reports on 11 April 1945
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Norman Page and Bud Foster radio reports, 1945 April 5

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Page and Foster separately report about Okinawa.
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Norman Page radio report, 1945 April 20

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Page comments on the American effort in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
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Operation Crossroads Able test radio coverage, 1946 June 30

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Journalists cover the time preceding, including, and following the Able atomic bomb test.
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Owen Cunningham and Don Bell radio reports, 1946

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Cunningham reports from Honolulu on the tidal waves that struck Hawaii, killing many.
Bell reports from Tokyo on an election in Japan.
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Paul Manning radio report, 1945 August 12

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Manning reports from Fleet Headquarters on Pearl Harbor. He speaks about the returning soldiers upon the end of the war with Japan. He also speaks about the conclusion of his reporting on the war, recalling his experiences in Europe and Asia.
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Paul Manning radio report, 1945 August 19

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Manning describes soldiers praying in honor of the end of war.
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Paul Manning radio report, 1945 July 6

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Disc 602: Manning reports on the experience of Japanese and American soldiers in the war.
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Paul Manning radio report from Guam, 1945 August 22

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Manning reports about the last American bomber of Japan, Flight Officer William Shreck, and interviews him. Shreck talks about that mission. Jack Mahon then interviews the soldier that shot down the last Japanese airplane.
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Paul Manning radio report on the American occupation of Japan, 1945-1946

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Manning reports about the continuing American occupation of Japan. He describes the physical aspects of Japan following the war, as well as the Japanese psyche.
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Paul Manning radio report, number 201, 1941-1946

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Manning reports on the return of an American official after meeting with Japanese officials.
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Paul Manning radio report, number 205, 1945 August 14

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Manning reports from Guam on the reaction of soldiers to war news.
The disc label indicates this concerns 10:30:45 until 10:32:00.
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Paul Manning, Jack Mahon, and Bob Brumby radio reports, 1945 August 26

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In the first cut, Manning and Mahon report on the pending occupation of Japan.
In the second cut, Brumby reports on the pending occupation of Japan.
The third cut was intended to be broadcast upon VJ Day.
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Radio broadcasts concerning the American effort in the Pacific theater of World War II, 1945

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In the first cut, three soldiers describe the Army Service Forces working building a new oil pipeline.
In the second cut, Don Bell reports prior to the American advancement into Tokyo.
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Radio broadcasts concerning the Pacific Theater of World War II, 1945 October 8

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Disc 756: Side A is three cuts. First is Paul Monroe reporting on concerns of the United States Navy. The second and third cuts are Don Bell reporting from Tokyo on the politics of Japan. The sound quality indicates the disc was cut from signals received over the airwaves.
Side B is two cuts. The first cut is Jack Mahon reporting about locations where soldiers and ships come from for the fight in the Pacific. The second cut is Don Bell reporting about Japanese prisoners' release as required by General MacArthur. Bell then reports about wealth the Japanese stole from countries she occupied.
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Radio interviews concerning the sinking of the Bismarck Sea, 1945 March 30

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Arthur Friend reports from San Francisco and interviews soldiers relating to the sinking of the Bismarck Sea.
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Radio report about the United Nations Conference on International Organization, 1945 April-May 8

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Part 1: A studio report on the United Nations Conference on International Organization.
Part 2: Jack Mahon interviews American soldiers in the Marianas upon the news of Germany's surrender.
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Radio report about the battle for Iwo Jima, 1945

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An unidentified journalist describes the importance of Iwo Jima to the American effort in the Pacific, detailing its bombardment and comparing it to D-Day.
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Radio report, 1945 August 19

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A journalist reports on the return of aircraft in the time of a pending Japanese surrender.
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Radio report on soldiers' discussions, 1945 April 20

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What do front-line troops talk about on the eve of battle?
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Radio report on the Japanese surrender in World War II, circa 1945 August 22-23

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In part 1, Ed Sauter, Jr. (sp?) reports about the pending Japanese surrender and its effects on China.
In part 2, Ken McLaughlin speaks about Americans returning to Chungking from Korea whose mission was to check on Allied prisoners-of-war following the Japanese cease-fire.
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Radio reports about the Yamashita verdict, 1945 December 7

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Undescribed

Part 2: Robert Stewart reports on the trial and verdict for Yamashita.

Part 3: An American anchor hosts coverage from Manila about the Yamashita verdict.
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Radio reports, 1945 August 25

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Part 1: In the first cut, Bob Brumby reports from Okinawa before the pending American occupation of Japan about what it was like trying to report on the war for American audiences.
In the second cut, Brumby records a report to be broadcasted on V-J Day.
Part 2: In Chungking, Ed Sauter, Jr., interviews soldiers returning to America after being prisoners-of-war.
From Guam, Paul Manning discusses the delayed American occupation of Japan
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Radio reports, 1945 August 9

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First cut: Charles Minor reports about China during World War II.
Other cuts relate to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
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Radio reports, 1945 July 9

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In the first cut, Gordon Walker of the Christian Science Monitor describes the American bombing of Sendai, Japan.
In the second cut, Cedric Foster reports from Guam on his experiences during the war.
In the third cut, Gordon Walker reports about aerial fights against Japan.
The fourth cut is a big picture look by Foster on the importance of the fighting in the Pacific.
The last cut is a reading of an official communiqué.
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Radio reports, 1946 March 1-5

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Disc 803: On side A, U.S. Marine Jimmy Jahagen (sp?) talks about the increased cost of living since he's been in the service and how he misses Bethlehem, PA.
On side B, Don Bell reports from Tokyo on the morale of the soldiers and armed services journalism, especially Stars and Stripes, in Japan.
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Radio reports from Okinawa, 1945 April 1

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This recording is compromised of three cuts.
The first cut is commercials and the introduction to the Lucky Strikes show starring Jack Benny.
The second cut is a report transmitted over shortwave from the Pacific. It concerns the fighting in Okinawa.
The third cut is a report on the advancing American forces on Okinawa.
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Radio reports, 1945 April 8-May 8

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In part one, R. A. Gunnison interviews Carlos P. Romulo about the implications of VE Day.
Part two includes a report on armed forces in Europe following V.E. Day and a report from April 1945.
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Radio reports from World War II, 1941-1946

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Part 1: Ise Marquea (sp?) and Art Pyle report on the arrival of ships.
Part 2: A studio anchor provides a news update concerning the Pacific Theater during a pending Japanese surrender.
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Radio reports from the Pacific Theater of World War II, 1945 April 19

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Jack Hooley and Tim Lambert report on America's war against Japan. Lambert focuses on being in a foxhole during a conflict.
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Radio reports on the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Disc 1650
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Radio reports, number 645, 1945 August 7

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Part 1: Don Bell interviews a Sergeant who was wounded several times in the Pacific Theater.
Part 2: Charles Minor reports from Chungking. He talks about Chinese impressions of the atomic bomb. This is the same program as heard on 58011_a_0011188.
Part 3: Charles Minor reports about the Chinese reaction to the Soviet entry into the Pacific war. According to the journalists, the Chinese are cautious to pessimistic about this development.
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Radio reports, number 648, 1945 August 7

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Part 1: Charles Minor reports from Chungking. He talks about Chinese impressions of the atomic bomb. While mildly patronizing of the Chinese, he notes their approval of the bomb and their hopes for a quick end to the war.
Part 2: A repeat of part 1.
Part 3: Paul Manning reports on the implications of the atomic bomb and the Soviet Union joining the Pacific Theater of the war.
Part 4: Paul Manning reports on the American soldiers' reaction to the Soviet entrance in the Pacific Theater.
Part 5: Unidentified transmission.
Part 6: Jack Mahon reports from the third fleet.
Part 7: Jack Mahon reports from the third fleet on the impact of the atomic bomb and the Soviet entry.
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Radio transmission of President Roosevelt's and General MacArthur's comments to the Filipino people regarding the fall of Manila, 1945 February 3

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A third voice reads the comments of President Roosevelt and General MacArthur addressed to the Filipino people regarding the fall of Manila.
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Radio transmissions, 1945

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Part 1: A report from Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid of the United States' Seventh Fleet in the Yellow Sea on the fleet's activities.
Part 2: A recording that seems to be a test recording.
Part 3: A report on the United States' nuclear policies, especially if the atomic bomb should remain an American secret or turned over to an international body. It then turns to other news items, including a retreat of President Truman and the wedding of Shirley Temple.
The sound recording is poor due to deformations of the source disc.
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Radio transmissions, 1945 August 8-9

Scope and Contents note

The transmissions concern the fighting in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
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Radio transmissions from the World War II era., 1941-1946

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On side A of this disc recording, Tim Lemmett reports for the combined networks on the bombing of Tokyo.
The recording on Side B includes several programs talking over each other, but the majority is an audition recording that includes news updates on World War II as well as commercials.
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Red Cross radio report recording number 246, 1945 February 24

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An American journalist interviews American citizens that have been in the Pacific Theater of WWII before they depart to return home. The sound quality features significant jamming and is almost completely unintelligible.
Copy 2 is the longest.
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Robert Stewart radio report, 1946 April 23

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Stewart talks about the election in Manila.
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Robert Stewart radio report number 779, 1945 December 1

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Part 1: Incidental sounds from transmission.
Part 2: Stewart reports from Manilla on the men needed for occupation forces. He says this will come from volunteer reenlistment. He notes a volunteer army is the best one can get. He interviews a sergeant who is reenlisting. The sergeant says he went from thinking one would be crazy to reenlist to thinking it was crazy to not reenlist, citing the generous benefits and the ability of his family to move to where he will be stationed. The sergeant believes he will stay in the army until retirement.
Part 3: A studio roundup of war news.
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Robert Stewart radio reports, 1945 December 2-5

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In part 1, Stewart reports from Manila about reenlistment of soldiers in the military. The soldier he interviews explains how the army pays better than the private sector.
Also in part 1 are two administrative conversations.
In part 2, Stewart speaks about his interview with General Yamashita, who was awaiting trial at the time.
Also in part 2 is a recording of the 97th infantry division chorus performing Christmas carols.
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Robert Stewart, Cedric Foster, and Don Bell radio reports, 1945 December 18

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Stewart reports from Manila on the crime rate in the Philippines and the not guilty plea of a Japanese general.
Foster reports from Boston on British and French matters.
Bell reports from Tokyo on the war crimes trials of Japanese military figures.
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Robert Stuart radio reports from 31 October and part of a Sherlock Holmes radio drama from 17 September, 1945

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Disc 771: Stuart reports on the trial of an accused Japanese war criminal and other acts of brutality by Japanese soldiers.
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Royal Arch Gunnison radio report and John Thorton audio letter to Mrs. Thompson, 1941-1946

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Part 1: Gunnison reports about the American advances in the Philippines. He concentrates on Ormoc.
Part 2: John Thorton of the Mutual Broadcasting System news division in San Francisco makes a recording intended for Mrs. Thompson, whose son, Chick, is stationed in the Pacific and was interviewed for the radio. He includes instructions on how to properly play the disc.
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Royal Arch Gunnison radio report, 1944 December 11

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Gunnison provides an update on the war. He discusses Ormoc before analyzing the Japanese soldier.
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Royal Arch Gunnison radio report, 1944 November 22

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Gunnison reports from the Philippines on Thanksgiving Day. He covers the morale of the soldiers on the holiday.
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Royal Arch Gunnison radio report, 1944 December 4

Scope and Contents note

Part 1: Gunnison reports on the Filipino backlash against Japanese bombing.
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Royal Arch Gunnison radio report on US soldiers at Christmas, circa 1944 December 24-25

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Gunnison reports from the Philippines on the experience of the U.S. soldiers in the Pacific at Christmas.
Part 2 of copy 2 is poor due to the cut on the original disc being crossed out with wax. Part 3 of copy 2 includes dramatized instructions for women writing their GI beaus.
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Royal Arch Gunnison radio reports, 1944 November 1 and 17

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Part 1: 1 November 1944, Gunnison, based in the Philippines, provides an update on the Pacific Theater.
Part 2: Gunnison reports on what the Filipinos are doing with those that had contact with the Japanese occupation forces.
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Royal Arch Gunnison radio reports, 194? November 17 and 22

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Part 1: Gunnison reports on November 17 on the trial of Filipino natives that collaborated with the Japanese forces.
Part 2: Gunnison reports from the Philippines on Japanese radio propaganda.
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Sound recording of General Douglas MacArthur and Don Bell radio reports from Bikini Lagoon, 1946 July 4-25

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Part 1: General MacArthur talks about the return of independence to the Philippines.
Part 2: Bell reports 24 hours after the Baker atomic bomb test at Bikini Lagoon. He is "inside the lagoon, safe, and within four miles of the target array." He then explains the safety period following an atomic explosion and when radioactivity becomes dangerous. He describes the lagoon as "a lagoon of death," relaying the results of the test from Admiral Blandy.
Part 3: Bell reports on the USS Saratoga following the Baker atomic bomb test. He notes this is a turning point for the Navy, and yet the reasons for the ship collapsing are unknown.
Part 4: Bell reports how accidental discovery during the Able atomic bomb test of using polarized lenses to trace atomic clouds aided the research conducted during the Baker test.
Part 5: Bell reports after the Baker atomic bomb test on the continuing effects of nuclear weapons on the future of Naval ships.
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Sound recordings, 1945 May 5-6

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The first cut on this disc is corrections to the script for the program Meet Your Navy, 5 May 1945.
In the second cut, Joe Heinlein reports on 6 May 1945.
The third cut is nothing but noise. The label on the disc says the program was "washed out."
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Sound recordings of comments of naval leaders on atomic explosions, 1946 July

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Part 1: A reporter interviews Secretary of the Navy Forrestal the day after the Able test of Operation Crossroads. Forrestal had just returned from inspecting the target fleet, and he answers questions from radio correspondents aboard the USS Mt. McKinley. The Secretary notes it is too early to draw conclusions from the test. He was most surprised by the inspection that heavy ships did not receive that much damage.
Part 2: Vice Admiral Blandy offers his statement on the results of the first underwater atomic bomb explosion.
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Special Army Day 1945 radio broadcast, 1945 April 6

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A produced Mutual Broadcasting System radio program, several U.S. military leaders report on the war effort in the Pacific Theater.
The speakers: Lt. Gen. Richardson, Maj. Gen. Chaney, Lt. Gen. Buckner, Vice Adm. Turner, and Adm. Nimitz.
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Special Christmas program with Don Bell, 1945

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Bell hosts a Christmas program from Tokyo. It features readings from the Bible and carols performed by the 97th Infantry Division Chorus.
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Sport show, 1946 May 24

Scope and Contents note

Part 1 sounds like a play in Japanese.

Part 2, also in Japanese, sounds much more like a program about sports.
The only label on the disc is on the second side, which reads: SPORT SHOW FRIDAY 24 MAY 1946
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Sun Fo radio address, 1945 April 12

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Bob Brumby presents Dr. Sun Fo. The Chinese dignitary speaks about what his country hopes to accomplish at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco.
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Susan Tate and Gordon Walker radio reports, 1945 July 13

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Tate reports from Manila for the American Red Cross. She interviews a Filipino actress whose life was radically changed by the Japanese. She then interviews Paul Thompson, another Red Cross worker, about the Manila Club.
Walker, a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor, reports from Guam about the American fighting against the Japanese.
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Susan Tate radio report from Manila, 1941-1946

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Tate reports for the American Red Cross on how the United States fits within the United Nations. She interviews American and Australian soldiers.
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Susan Tate radio report, number 747, 1945 September 29

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Susan Tate, Bob McCloud, and Fred Baxter radio reports, 1941-1946

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In part 1, Tate interviews people.

In part 2, McCloud and Baxter separately report about Korea.
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Tim Leimert radio report, number 480, 1945 April 26

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Leimert reports from off the coast of Okinawa about the action against Japanese forces in the area.
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Tim Leimert radio report, number 447, 1945 April 19

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Leimert reports from Okinawa about his experiences with the soldiers in battle. He interviews Leo Ford of the 96th division; Ford recounts his experience in the battle of Okinawa.
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Tim Leimert and Don Bell radio reports, 1945 June 11-2

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Disc 562
Side A, 11 June 1945: Leimert reports about American actions at Okinawa; Don Bell reports about American advances on Borneo.
Side B, 12 June 1945: Bell interviews Bob Brumby about the similarities and differences between China and the Philippines; Leimert reports about the Japanese forces and an American offer to start surrender talks.
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Tim Leimert and R. A. Gunnison radio reports, 1944 November 13

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Leimert reports on battles for Guam in the Pacific Theater of World War II.
Administrative transmissions from 12 November 1944 are also on the original disc.
R. A. Gunnison reports from the Philippines on Stalin labeling Japan an aggressor nation.
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Tim Leimert and Gene Rider radio reports, 194? November 24

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Leimert and Rider report about the American invasion of Japan.
The label on side A of the source disc reads: Nov 24, Tokyo Raid, Fed to Brown
The label on side B of the source disc reads: Tim Lemmert #70 interviews Gen Hansell and Sgt Marvin, Guam Pool, Nov 24, 2+3
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Tim Leimert radio report, 194? November 24

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Leimert reports from Saipan on the beginning of aerial bombardment of Japan.
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Unintelligible program and Jack Mahon radio reports, 1945 August 28

Scope and Contents note

Side A label reads:

Chungking

707A

707

Gen Wainwright

Show absolutely no good

Noise level too high
Side B label reads:

Jack Mahon

Aug 28 45

Okinawa B

"C" Sgt Gross Iwo Jima 8/28/45 Rate 3 Time 2'05"
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Walter Robb broadcast recording, 1946 March 6

Scope and Contents note

Robb introduces Sergeant Bulatao to describe Hidden Valley. He focuses on both the physical layout and the culture.
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Walter Robb broadcast recording, 1946 February 28

Scope and Contents note

Robb describes a reunion of people that spent time in internment camps.
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Walter Robb broadcast recording, 1946 April 19

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Robb interviews 12-year-old Antonio "Tony" Marcus Bautista. Bautista's father frequently aided anti-Japanese rebels in the Philippines and was twice jailed for these efforts. Robb and Tony discuss the elder Bautista.
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Walter Robb broadcast recording, 1945 September 3

Scope and Contents note

File No. P-1353-E
Robb honors the Americans and Filipinos interred at Camp O'Donnell.
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Walter Robb broadcast recording, 1945 September 21

Scope and Contents note

Walter Robb interviews Army Major Silva. Robb introduces Silva, talks about Silva's family and career, and mentions that Silva was injured but is currently undergoing treatment.
During the interview proper, Silva covers a lot of ground. He goes over battle stories and wounds he's sustained, describes the communications of the armed forces, describes the opposing forces, and talks about his family, who are currently in Australia.
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Walter Robb broadcast recording, 1945 October 17

Scope and Contents note

Robb reflects on the death of his son in service and how this compares to other Americans' experience and the war effort.
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Waverly Edwards radio report, 1945 April

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Edwards reports from Guam on the battle over Okinawa from his first-hand experience accompanying the American forces.
 

Miscellaneous recordings, 1941-1946

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A Plea to Mothers, 1941-1946

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Frederick Kister asks mothers of the country to remember the first world war and join in a crusade against the United States entering World War II.
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Audio reportage of Harold Smith to the Chicago Tribune via the Mutual Broadcasting System, 194? October 28

Scope and Contents note

The first story concerns the experiences of the American soldier following the battle of the Philippines.
The second story concerns Filipino guerrilla fighters actions against the Japanese.
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Christmas and New Years radio show, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

This recording is a Christmas and New Years program featuring the Triton chorus.
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Coded signal radio transmissions, 1942 February 18

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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

2A: Japanese Conversation Drill, J5.31 - Repeated - different voices

2B: Japanese Conversation Drill, J7.23, J7.24, J7/24 Conv 3, J8.21 Conv 1.
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

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Side A: 3A - J8.21, J9.22 Conv 1, J9.22 Conv 2

Side B: 3B - J10.25, J10.25 Con 2, J11.21
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Side A: Jarrett, Jarman, Julliuson, 5A, Unit III

Side B: Jarrett, Jarman, Julliuson, 5B, Unit III
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Side A: Eastman Reynolds 31A Unit

Side B: Reynolds Eastman 31B Unit IV
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Side A - Marshall, Gunston - 24A, Unit I

Side B -
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1945 April 30

Scope and Contents note

Side A: Braden, Britt - 4A Unit II

Side B: Abbett, Bonnett - 4B Unit III - 30 Apr 1945
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Side A: 1B - J.1.24, J.1.25, J.2.21

Side B: 1B - J2.22, J3.20, J3.21
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Side A: 2A - J.4.16, J.5.31

Side B: 2B - J.5.31
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Side A: 1A - J.1.24; J1.25; J.2.21; J2.22

Side B: 1B - J3.20; J3.21; J4.16
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Side A: 13A - J3.20, changing voices: GH Goody, PH Walker, JD Kriel
Side B: #13B - J3.21, HT Grant, CE Gustof, PH Walker; J3.20 Grant, Gustafogu, Walker, and Driel
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Side A: 21A Unit IV - Gashins, Hope

Side B: 21B Unit IV - Auburn, Adams
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1946 July

Scope and Contents note

Side A: 1A - Hess, Goldman

Side B: 1b - Hess, Goldman - 7-46
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Lieut. Beattie, Capt. Abbott, Lieut. Borwich
Side A: 11A

Side B: 11B
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Platkins, Linthicum - Unit I
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Side A: 20A - Wyman+Ward, 8.21-8.22

Side B: 20B - Ward-Wyman, 8.21-8.22
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Side A: 22A - Justice, Wells, Bilcovitch

Side B: 22B - Wells, Bilcovitch, Bergeson, Eastley
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Side A: 10A - J4.16 - Maj. Bardin, Maj. Henderson, Lt. Comlk McClellan
Side B: 10B - J4.16 - Bardin, Anderson - 7.23 Conv1 Bardin, Maj. Anderson - 7.24 Conv 2 McClellan, Anderson - 7.24 Conv 3 McClellan, Anderson
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

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16A - J7.23 - conv 1 - Hansen, Williams
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Side A: IA - J1.24, J1.25, J2.21, J2.22
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Side A: 15 - Adachi, Inouye, and Masuyama

Side B: 16 - Masuyama, Inouye, Adachi
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Side A: IIIA - J.8.21 Con 2, J9.22 Con 2, J9.22 Con 2

Side B: IIIB - J10.25 Con 1, J10.25 Con 2, J11.21
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Capt John H Ford, Capt F C Pollard
Side A: #2A - J1.24, J1.25 changing voices
Side B: #2B - J2.21
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Side A has no label information

Side B: #1B - J3.20, J3.21, J4.16
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946

Scope and Contents note

Number 5 Wallace Pnettie, 14A Unit I
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Disc recording in Japanese, 1941-1946