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World War II Chronicles

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World War II Chronicles is a weekly look back to 'This Week in World War II, 75 Years Ago.' Originally produced in coordination with the National Archives to mark the 50th anniversary of the war, World War II Chronicles features original newsreel reports and archival footage to tell the story as it happened, week by week. Hosted by famed World War II newsreel anchor Ed Herlihy, World War II Chronicles is produced by the American Veterans Center.

World War II Chronicles is a weekly look back to 'This Week in World War II, 75 Years Ago.' Originally produced in coordination with the National Archives to mark the 50th anniversary of the war, World War II Chronicles features original newsreel reports and archival footage to tell the story as it happened, week by week. Hosted by famed World War II newsreel anchor Ed Herlihy, World War II Chronicles is produced by the American Veterans Center.
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World War II Chronicles is a weekly look back to 'This Week in World War II, 75 Years Ago.' Originally produced in coordination with the National Archives to mark the 50th anniversary of the war, World War II Chronicles features original newsreel reports and archival footage to tell the story as it happened, week by week. Hosted by famed World War II newsreel anchor Ed Herlihy, World War II Chronicles is produced by the American Veterans Center.

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Episodes

Episode 149: Leyte Island Battle

10/9/2019
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On the eastern coast of the Philippines, the Japanese sent four strike groups attacked U.S. Navy forces protecting MacArthur's troops. Learn more about the American Veterans Center: http://www.americanveteranscenter.org/ Support our mission: https://bit.ly/2UmsEj7 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americanveteranscenter/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AVCupdate Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/americanveteranscenter/ Subscribe to our podcast:...

Duration:00:04:52

Episode 148: Warsaw Destroyed

10/2/2019
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Soviet and Polish troops destroy Warsaw. Learn more about the American Veterans Center: http://www.americanveteranscenter.org/ Support our mission: https://bit.ly/2UmsEj7 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americanveteranscenter/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AVCupdate Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/americanveteranscenter/ Subscribe to our podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/show/2980518

Duration:00:04:42

Episode 147: Quebec Meeting

9/25/2019
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June of 1944 England has been assaulted by the B1 Buzz Bomb. But only did they know, the B2 was coming their way. This bomb was invulnerable to interception. Listen to find out what happened.

Duration:00:04:39

Episode 145: The V2 Buzz Bomb

9/11/2019
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June of 1944 England has been assaulted by the V1 Buzz Bomb. But only did they know, the V2 was coming their way. This bomb was invulnerable to interception. Listen to find out what happened.

Duration:00:03:47

Episode 144: The Battle of Transportation

9/4/2019
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In 1944, The Battle of Transportation was on the western front. In order to get supplies to the troops, America created The Red Ball Express. 6,000 trucks on August 24th revved towards the combat. Listen to find out what happens. Learn more about the American Veterans Center: http://www.americanveteranscenter.org/ Support our mission: https://bit.ly/2UmsEj7 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americanveteranscenter/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AVCupdate Follow us...

Duration:00:04:03

Episode 143: Birth of the United Nations

8/28/2019
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With the successful invasion of France, it was apparent that the end of the war was in sight. Beginning on August 21, 1944, representatives from the US, USSR, Britain, and later China, met in Washington to discuss a system for preventing another war. Named the Dumbarton Oaks Conference, after the estate in Georgetown where the diplomats met, the Allies agreed to the creation of the United Nations.

Duration:00:04:10

Episode 142: Liberation of Paris

8/21/2019
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By mid-August of 1944, the Allied Armies were thundering towards the Seine River and Paris. Charles de Gaulle, leader of the Free French, convinced General Eisenhower to allow French troops to liberate the city. French Armored Divisions entered Paris on August 25. After more than four years, Paris and France were liberated.

Duration:00:04:09

Episode 141: Operation Dragoon

8/14/2019
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Ten weeks after D-Day on the beaches of Normandy, a mighty new force, poised for a landing in Southern France, assembled in the Mediterranean. Originally intended to take place simultaneously with the Overlord landings, Operation Dragoon began on August 15, 1944.

Duration:00:04:20

Episode 140: Hedgerow Battles

8/7/2019
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Since D-Day, the Allied forces had pounded the German Army, through brutal fighting in the Hedgerows of Normandy. But it was not until June 27 that U.S. troops captured the critical port city of Cherbourg.

Duration:00:05:19

Episode 139: The Battle of Guam

7/31/2019
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Following the successful invasion of Saipan, U.S. forces readied themselves for an assault on two other islands in the Marianas in the same week. The site of the first attack was an American territory held by the Japanese since the beginning of the war: Guam.

Duration:00:03:59

Episode 138: Attempted Assassination Fails

7/24/2019
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German officers had plotted numerous attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler by the summer of 1944. Each time, the bombs had failed to explode. Their final attempt came on July 20, 1944, during a conference at Hitler's field headquarters in East Prussia.

Duration:00:04:14

Episode 137: Charles de Gaulle Visits Washington

7/17/2019
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The Roosevelt administration had been reluctant to recognize Charles de Gaulle's provisional government in France. On July 6, 1944, one month after he assumed authority in the liberated areas of France, de Gaulle came to Washington. For the US public, de Gaulle's visit was that of a popular hero.

Duration:00:04:12

Episode 136: Buzz Bombs

7/10/2019
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On June 13, 1944, the German Air Force began launching one of the first guided missiles in history. In Britain, the bomb was commonly known as "the doodlebug" or the "buzz bomb," for the buzzing sound it made as it fell. The only way to combat the buzz bomb was to shoot it out of the sky with anti-aircraft guns or fighter planes.

Duration:00:04:22

Episode 135: The G.I. Bill of Rights

7/3/2019
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Congress passed the Serviceman's Readjustment Act in the Spring 1944 to aid veterans transitioning back home. Known as "The G.I. Bill of Rights," President Roosevelt signed it into law on June 22, 1944.

Duration:00:03:57

Episode 134: The Battle of the Philippine Sea

6/26/2019
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In preparation for invasion, the first bombing raids attacked the Marianas Islands on June 11, 1944. As soon as the bombing began, the Japanese fleet decided to attack the US carrier force, which was protecting the invasion of Saipan. On June 19, Japanese air & naval forces began their attack; it failed miserably. The two-day battle of the Philippine Sea saw a result similar to the Battle of Midway.

Duration:00:04:14

Episode 133: The Battle of the Marianas

6/19/2019
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In June 1944, the next targets for attack in the US Central Pacific campaign were the Marianas Islands. They were to be a staging area for a future invasion of Japan. Capturing the island of Saipan was the first objective.

Duration:00:04:20

Episode 132: D-DAY

6/12/2019
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As dawn broke on June 6, 1944, the Allied invasion force emerged from the mist along the coast of Normandy. Troops emerged along the mine-filled beaches of Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword. On Omaha, American casualties were especially heavy.

Duration:00:04:21

Episode 131: Allies Retake Rome & Launch D-Day Invasion

6/5/2019
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Since their breakout from the Anzio beaches in Italy, General Mark Clark's forces had been driving east. Instead of continuing in that direction, General Clark chose to move west on June 4, 1944, and enter Rome.

Duration:00:03:54

Episode 130: The B-29 Superfortress

5/29/2019
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In late April 1944, Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold was commanding aircraft to make America's Air Force the mightiest in the world. The B-29 Superfortress was designed to be a global bomber, and around it was built an entire new Air Force. The 20th Air Force was enacted to carryout bombing operations specifically against Japan.

Duration:00:05:41