recordings of news and other broadcasts made roughly between 1930 and 1945. the majority are directly or indirectly related to the events of WWII. if anyone wants these they are in mp3 format and i can p2p them to you if you're interested.
some of what i have:
24 of the 30 fireside chats recorded by FDR.
various speeches made by father charles e. coughlin(a pro-fascist priest)
virtually everything winston churhill said including his memoirs read by himself
various midwestern us senators talking about neutrality before the war.
edward VIII's abdication speech(a bit early for the collection, but interesting nonetheless)
news broadcasts in chronological order from:
CAN(combined allied network)
the CBS file is the largest with numerous broadcasts of elmer davis, bob trout et.al. doing nightly news programs.
you can really follow the progress of the war with the cbs file. i should say here the year of 1942 and 43' to a lesser extent are somewhat sparse. i have a theory that because the war wasn't going particularly well for the allies the media wasn't really playing up the war like it was in the beginning or like it would toward the end. anyone have thoughts on this? plus i would be interested in any comments about the tone of news reporters concerning the war. were they hopeful?, detached?, hostile?, something else?
i also have the complete 24 hr. broadcast of DDay done by CBS News.
some german stuff -ribbobtrop, goebbels, etc.
japanese -very little -hirohito's surrender speech in japanese.
a few recordings from norway and cz.
this was, is, will be, for a project i've been working on for a few years.
pm me if you think you want to listen to anything.
p2p or ftp is really the best way to transfer most of these as the files are too large for email.