Post-Pear Harbor Blackout in California and related media

Post-Pear Harbor Blackout in California

In this Speeches podcast, brought to you by The History Channel, learn about the battle of Pearl Harbor during World War II.

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  • Post-Pear Harbor Blackout in California
    Post-Pear Harbor Blackout in California

    Audio Clip (5:46)

    In this Speeches podcast, brought to you by The History Channel, learn about the battle of Pearl Harbor during World War II.

    Audio Clip (5:46)
  • General Patton's Homecoming
    General Patton's Homecoming

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    On June 9, 1945, Los Angeles honored Gen. George S. Patton with a homecoming parade upon his return from Europe after Germany’s surrender. In an address at the City Hall ceremonies, Gen. Patton, in his trademark colorful language, describes the destruction wrought by the Eighth Air Force and Third Army.

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  • Eisenhower Broadcasts D-Day Invasion Order
    Eisenhower Broadcasts D-Day Invasion Order

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    On June 5, 1944, Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower orders the massive Allied Expeditionary Force into action.

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  • Reaction to North Korean Surprise Attack
    Reaction to North Korean Surprise Attack

    Audio Clip (1:57)

    On July 10, 1950, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Ambassador Warren R. Austin reports on North Korea's refusal to retreat from its armed invasion of the Republic of Korea. By the end of the session, the U.N. officially supported sending U.S. forces into Korea.

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  • FDR Asks Congress to Declare War on Japan
    FDR Asks Congress to Declare War on Japan

    Audio Clip (7:47)

    On the day after the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt tells a joint session of Congress that the United States must take up arms in response.

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  • Franklin Roosevelt Returns From Yalta
    Franklin Roosevelt Returns From Yalta

    Audio Clip (3:41)

    In February 1945, "Big Three" leaders, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, met at Yalta to discuss the reorganization of post-war Europe. In an address to Congress on March 1, 1945, President Roosevelt reports the achievements of the gathering.

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  • Marshall Plan Announced
    Marshall Plan Announced

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    On June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall gives a speech at Harvard University initiating the postwar program to rebuild the economies of western Europe, known as the Marshall Plan.

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  • Iowa Celebrates V-J Day
    Iowa Celebrates V-J Day

    Audio Clip (4:01)

    Live coverage of the V-J Day celebration from Des Moines' WHO radio captures the excitement of revelers in the streets at the end of World War II.

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  • Eyewitness Account of Hiroshima Bombing
    Eyewitness Account of Hiroshima Bombing

    Audio Clip (3:35)

    In an interview for the United States Strategic Bombing Survey in December 1945, Kaleria Palchikoff Drago, a Russian immigrant living in Japan, gives an eyewitness account of August 6, 1945, when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

    Audio Clip (3:35)
  • Truman's First Appearance as President
    Truman's First Appearance as President

    Audio Clip (3:20)

    On April 16, 1945, Harry Truman makes his first official appearance before Congress as president of the United States, after being sworn in following the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt four days earlier. In his speech, Truman pledges to bring World War II to a victorious end.

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