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CBS World News Today August 26, 1945
archive.org ^ | 8/26/45

Posted on 08/26/2015 11:57:55 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson

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Robert Trout

CBS World News Today


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: history; japan; milhist; occupation; realtime; worldwarii
Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
Reading assignment: New York Times articles and the occasional radio broadcast delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword “realtime” Or view Homer’s posting history .)
To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by freepmail. Those on the Realtime +/- 70 Years ping list are automatically enrolled. Also visit our general discussion thread.
1 posted on 08/26/2015 11:57:55 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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Find the following description of today’s broadcast here.

“8/26/45: The Allied fleet is expected to sail into Tokyo Bay within a few hours. It has been a week since Japanese representatives arrived in Manila [on August 19th] to arrange details of the capitulation. CBS Manila: occupation troops have not yet entered Japan. [The first American units � Army Air Force technicians -- arrived on August 28th.] The British will occupy Hong Kong. American aircraft are now flying over Japan, locating POW camps. Washington: Senate committees are meeting to discuss who will oversee the future research and development of atomic energy. (It is currently under the control of the military.) Some feel that atomic secrets should turned over to the U.N. Via SW from Chungking, China: details of the Soviet-China accord are given. SW from London: the abrupt ending of Lend-Lease means that the U.S. will probably have to pay for the passages of U.S. troops that are shipped home on British ships. SW from Paris: General deGaulle is in Washington, visiting President Truman. For U.S. troops in Europe who are impatiently waiting to get home, receiving mail is more important than ever. PSA asking for part-time farm workers to help harvest the 1945 crop. (No experience is necessary.) “

To listen to the broadcast click on the link below.

CBS World News Today, August 26, 1945

2 posted on 08/26/2015 11:59:23 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Thank you for posting this!


3 posted on 08/26/2015 12:03:41 PM PDT by MeganC (The Republic of The United States of America: 7/4/1776 to 6/26/2015 R.I.P.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Let me take this opportunity to thank you personally for your efforts on this thread series. IIRC, you began with the year 1938, a year before the war. I have thoroughly enjoyed it. You put a lot of effort into posting the microfilms of the NY Times and other dox.

I’ve been an amateur WW2 historian ever since I was old enough to read in the mid ‘50s, but I learned a lot here from the various posters.

abb


4 posted on 08/26/2015 12:07:18 PM PDT by abb ("News reporting is too important to be left to the journalists." Walter Abbott (1950 -))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

I knew a Bob Trout; he flew B-24s over Germany, so I don’t think it was this guy.

Bob told me that after basic flight training, the rumor was that if you tested into Navigation school, you would be assigned to fly transport planes. So he studied for the entrance test, passed, and went to Navigation school. When the school finished, the class got their orders.

Every single one of them was assigned “Heavy Bombardment.”


5 posted on 08/26/2015 12:17:30 PM PDT by henkster (Ms. Clinton, are you a criminal or just really stupid?)
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To: abb
Thanks for following my posts all these years. You were one of the earliest readers and gave me encouragement when I wasn't sure if it was a worthwhile project. You also tipped me to the two WWII diaries that I linked to every day (until one of them changed format).

Almost at the end now. Only eight more days.

6 posted on 08/26/2015 12:25:07 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

BUMP

a momentus and possibly dangerous time


7 posted on 08/26/2015 12:27:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Cruz is for real, 100%)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

this has been an awesome project

you have that “stick to it” ness that so many do not

What will you do with your free time now.


8 posted on 08/26/2015 12:29:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Cruz is for real, 100%)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
1) Admiral Spruance said we wouldn't put military bases on the China coast or on Formosa (Taiwan). Stupid; we could have at least saved the southern half of China.

2) Surprised that the announcer off of Sagami Bay knew how to pronounce Yokosuka ("yo-KOH-ska"); practically no American who has been stationed there ever pronounces it correctly.

3) Notice that it's the commies in the government who want to give atomic power to the whole world, which of course means the communist world. It was true that the communist world would have the bomb in a few years as some predicted, but it was because of the spies in our government.

4) The Sino-Soviet agreement was silly. The Soviets essentially stole the railways and anything else they could get their hands on, and handed everything they could to Mao and not Chiang. Why Chiang thought he could make a deal with Stalin, having seen how he handled every other deal he had made, I cannot understand.

5) And that refrigerator with the Sterilamp? cf. here

9 posted on 08/26/2015 1:24:18 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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4) ... Why Chiang thought he could make a deal with Stalin, having seen how he handled every other deal he had made, I cannot understand.

Sort of like Obama and Kerry trusting the ayatollahs to carry out the Iranian nuclear deal.

But, I like this newscast especially because it shows the beginning of the cold war with Russia occupying the northern half of Korea and supporting Mao in China, and the leftists wanting us to share atomic technology with the newly formed UN. No shortage of idealists then as now.

10 posted on 08/26/2015 2:33:02 PM PDT by CedarDave (Bush vs. Clinton in 2016? If you have a 24-year old car, the bumper stickers are still good!)
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