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Soldiers of The Press was a drama read by major announcers telling of a particular battle or incident during WWII. In today's connected world, the American public often knows what happens on the battlefront as soon as the area commanders do. That may be a good, or may be a bad thing, that's up to you. But during World War II, the people on the homefront were hungry for any news of the war. That's where Soldiers of The Press comes in, one of the finest news or documentary old time radio shows during the World War II era.
During World War II there were four major news wire services, Associate Press (AP), United Press (UP), International News Service (INS), and Reuters. The reporters from these news wire services had been watching WWII unfold, both while in stateside and overseas locations. After WWII started all of the news wire services had reporters that were not only overseas, but many times on the front lines. Many of the reporters from this era went on to become major players in the world of news, Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, Edward R. Murrow, and Eric Sevareid. Names we still know today.
The United Press (UP) started Soldiers of The Press to showcase their reporters that were in all areas and some battles of the war. After the stories were filed, they were made into a dramatic 15 minute old time radio show. Using the stories from the on-scene reporters, actor would read and narrate the events that took place. Sometimes these old time radio news episodes were aired just days after the story was filed, however it most cases it took a week or two to get the story aired.
Created in New York, and syndicated by the World Broadcasting System, there is thought to be 148 produced. Of that only 40 exist today. These shows were factual and exciting. While many events and battles that took place during WWII had hours of coverage, there were many that didn't, so the shows, even at 15 minutes with ads, helped tell the story of some incidents that may have only gotten a few minutes of radio air time, or a column or two in the newspaper.
Each episode is about 15 minutes long. 40 episodes on one MP3 CD. If you prefer Soldiers Of The Press on Regular Audio CD, we have 10 available. Each CD will have 4 different episodes.
Please Note: If you are buying Regular Audio CD's there are 10 discs available in this series. Just add to cart, and then adjust quantity from 1-10. We keep track of what all of our customers have been sent, so you will not be sent duplicates.
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