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Enjoy the music and radio broadcasts of the 1940’s

It’s Your America!

Friday, May 11, 1945 Here’s how we know it’s really over, says Daddy: 45,000 troops will return from Europe by the end of this month. Then they’ll be coming home at the rate of 10,000 a day. That’s 3,100,000 by … Continue reading

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The fighting ends, the infighting begins

Thursday, May 10, 1945 The combat may be ending overseas but it’s a real slugfest in San Francisco. Up for grabs is the shape of the world that will emerge from this war. The Soviets are already tightening their grip … Continue reading

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Pivot to Japan

Wednesday, May 9, 1945 It’s not really over, not with the war against Japan still to be settled. This phase of the war brings us into contact with a much different culture from the European heritage. Their way of fighting … Continue reading

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V-E Day!

Tuesday, May 8, 1945 We were so excited with Grandma’s visit and the news that I’m soon going to be a big sister, we didn’t follow the news the way we usually do. And now it really is over in … Continue reading

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Banana Refrigerator Cake

Saturday, May 5, 1945 Eisenhower says the enemy is whipped! Millions of Nazis are surrendering. But our victory has brought a new problem: we are now feeding millions of people in Europe. The Nazis destroyed farms and field. They killed … Continue reading

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Going down with the ship

Friday, May 4, 1945 It’s fitting that an admiral is now head of the German government cause he’s going down with the ship! The Nazis are in a total rout, fleeing to Norway where Quisling is still in charge. Thousands … Continue reading

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Uncertainty about Heisenberg

Thursday, May 3, 1945 Daddy shakes his head in disbelief at the news. He tells Mommy about studying the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle in Physics. Now, he finds out, Werner Heisenberg has just been arrested by the Allies. He already had … Continue reading

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