Military Records

Sound Recordings: Voices of World War II
1937-1945

The National Archives Trust Fund Board
Washington, DC 20408




Among the audiovisual holdings of the National Archives are more than 50,000 sound recordings, the bulk of which date from the 1930's to the present.

From the 1930's are recordings of performances of the Federal Theater and Music Projects of the Works Projects Administration. Beginning in the late 1930's, covering World War II, and continuing to the present, are recordings of press conferences, panel discussions, interviews, and speeches promoting and explaining policies and programs of some 65 Federal agencies. Additional recordings relating to World War II include German, Japanese, and Italian propaganda broadcasts, American propaganda broadcasts in many languages, and news coverage of decisive campaigns of the war.

Stemming mainly from the postwar period are recordings of meetings of Government boards and committees and Government-sponsored conferences. Another major category consists of the oral arguments before the Supreme Court during the 1955-68 sessions. Other types of recordings on deposit include entertainment broadcasts (usually supporting some Federal activity), documentaries and dramas relating to U. S. history, recordings of political conventions and campaigns, and extensive news coverage recordings of events such as the Hindenburg disaster.

The sound recordings listed in this leaflet are representative of the many recordings in the Audiovisual Archives Division that relate to World War II. They are in chronological order, and the speaker and the subject or occasion of each speech are identified. Where appropriate, highlights have been quoted to further identify the speech. The back cover of this leaflet constitutes a form for ordering tape reproductions of the sound recordings. To order a specific recording, print the date, the name of the speaker, the italicized number that follows the item description, and the cost of the reproduction in the proper columns on the order form. Information on recordings not included in this list is available from the Audiovisual Branch of the National Archives.

Unless indicated otherwise, all tapes are recorded at 7.5 I.P.S. (inches per second).

An asterisk following a description means that the recording is subject to copyright and/or other restrictions imposed by the agency-of-transfer or by the donor. Information about restrictions on such a recording and instructions for acquiring clearance can be obtained by writing to the Audiovisual Archives Division, National Archives, Washington, DC 20408.


Recordings (Arranged By Date)

1937

1937, October 5. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, "Quarantine" speech at Chicago, Ill,: "..... the will for peace on the part of peace-loving nations must express itself to the end that nations that may be tempted to violate their agreements and the rights of others will desist from such a course." 30 min. RLxA30

1938

1938, February 6. Secretary of State Cordell Hull, "Trade, Prosperity and Peace," an address on the reciprocal trade program. 13 min. 59-1

1938, July 14. President Roosevelt, address at Treasure Island, San Francisco, Calif.: "We fervently hope for the day when the other leading nations of the world will realize that their present course must inevitably lead to disaster." 30 min. RLxA51

1938, August 18. President Roosevelt, address at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario: "We in the Americas are no longer a far away continent, to which the eddies of controversies beyond the seas could bring no interest or no harm." 15 min. 200(R)-189

1938, September 12. Adolf Hitler, address on the Sudeten Germans before a Nazi Congress in Nuremburg. (In German, with English recapitulations at intervals in the speech.) American commentator H. V. Kaltenborn discusses speech and its potential effect on world peace.* 30 min. 48-163

1939

1939, February 20. German-American Bund leader Fritz Kuhn, address to a Bund rally, Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.: "We, the German-American Bund, organized as American citizens with American ideals and determined to protect ourselves, our homes, our wives and children against the slimy conspirators who would change this glorious republic into the inferno of a Bolshevik paradise...." (Excerpt; recordings of entire speech and rally are available.) 14 min. 131-71, parts 33, 34, 35, 36

1939, September 3. President Roosevelt, fireside chat after Germany's invasion of Poland: "This nation will remain a neutral nation, but l cannot ask that every American remain neutral in thought as well. ... As long as it remains within my power to prevent, there will be no black-out of peace in the United States." 16 min. RLxA76

1939, September 19. Hitler, address in Danzig; audience cheers and sings "Deutschland ueber Alles," the German national anthem, and the "Horst Wessel Lied" at the end of speech. (In German.) 76 min. 242-182

1939, September 19. Excerpt from Hitler's address in Danzig. Topics Hitler discusses include propaganda against him, the German people's strength and others' weakness, his hatred of war, Germany's attack on Poland and conformity to the rules of warfare, the Versailles Treaty, the Danzig people's suffering after Danzig's separation from the Reich, and Danzig's unity with the German Reich; audience cheers and sings "Deutschland ueber Alles" and the "Horst Wessel Lied." (In German, with English recapitulations at intervals in the speech.) 22 min. 48-295

1939, September 21. President Roosevelt, address before a joint session of Congress, convened in special session upon his call, urging repeal of arms embargo provisions of the Neutrality Act of 1937 and enactment of measures governing American shipping, trade with belligerents, and travel on ships of belligerents. 90 min. RLxA77

1939, October 30. "Deutschland ueber Alles" and the "Horst Wessel Lied," sung at a German-American Bund rally in the Hippodrome, New York, NY 4 min. 131-73, part 14

1940

1940, May 19. Charles A. Lindbergh, radio address on America's air defense, broadcast from Washington, D. C.* 15 min. 200(R)-38

1940, May 19. Winston Churchill, first address to the nation as Prime Minister of Great Britain, broadcast from London: "Behind us, behind the armies and fleets of Britain and France, gather a group of shattered states and bludgeoned races... upon all of whom the long night of barbarism will descend, unbroken even by a star of hope, unless we conquer, as conquer we must, as conquer we shall." Elmer Davis of CBS analyzes the speech following the broadcast.* 15 min. 200(R)-37

1940, May 24. King George VI, Empire Day address, broadcast from London: "It is not mere territorial conquest the enemy is seeking, it is the overthrow, complete and final, of the Empire and of everything for which it stands, and after that the conquest of the world." * 15 min. 200(R)-39

1940, May 26. President Roosevelt, fireside chat on national defense: "At this time, when the world--and the world includes our own American Hemisphere--is threatened by forces of destruction, it is my resolve and yours to build up our armed defenses." 30 min. 200(R)-40

1940, June 10. Benito Mussolini, reading Italy's declaration of war against Great Britain and France. (In Italian.) 15 min. 242-84

1940, June 10. President Roosevelt, address at the University of Virginia: "On this tenth day of June, 1940, the hand that held the dagger has struck it into the back of its neighbor. ... we will extend to the opponents of force the material resources of this nation; and, at the same time, we will harness and speed up the use of those resources in order that we ourselves in the Americas may have equipment and training equal to the task of any emergency and every defense." 30 min. RLxA-86

1940, October 16. President Roosevelt, radio address on Selective Service Registration Day: "We are mobilizing our citizenship, for we are calling on men and women and property and money to join in making our defense effective. Today's registration for training and service is the keystone in the arch of our national defense." 6 min. 200(R)-201A

1940, October 29. President Roosevelt, radio address on the occasion of the drawing of numbers under the Selective Service Act of 1940, Washington, D. C.: "..... our democratic army has existed for one purpose only: the defense of our freedom." 14 min. 200(R)-201B

1940, December 29. President Roosevelt, fireside chat on national security: "There can be no appeasement with ruthlessness.... We must be the great arsenal of democracy." 42 min. 200(R)-83

1941

1941, January 6. President Roosevelt, annual message to Congress: "In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression--everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way--everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want--which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants- everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear--which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor--anywhere in the world." 40 min. 200(R)-206

1941, February 24. Raymond E. Willis, U. S. Senator from Indiana, speaking against the lend-lease bill. 15 min. 200(R)-36

1941, March 15. President Roosevelt, address at annual dinner of White House Correspondents' Association: "The light of democracy must be kept burning." 30 min. 200(R)-205

1941, March 29. President Roosevelt, radio address from the U.S.S. Potomac to Jackson Day dinners: ". .. the time calls for courage and more courage." 15 min. 200(R)-205B

1941, April 30. President Roosevelt, radio address on the occasion of his purchase of the first defense savings bond and stamps. 7 min. 200(R)-205A

1941, May 16. Ignace Jan Paderewski, President of the Council of Poland and former Prime Minister of Poland, public service broadcast urging Americans to buy U. S. defense savings bonds and discussing his experience in war-torn Europe, the German invasion of Poland, and the need to defeat Germany. 16 min. 56-58

1941, July 4. President Roosevelt, Fourth of July address at Hyde Park, NY: "..... the United States will never survive as a happy and fertile oasis of liberty surrounded by a cruel desert of dictatorship." 6 min. 200(R)-204B

1941, September 1. President Roosevelt, Labor Day radio address: "..... we shall do everything in our power to crush Hitler and his Nazi forces." l0 min. 200(R)-204C

1941, September 9. "Paul Revere" (Douglas Chandler, an American citizen), propaganda broadcast from the heart of Nazi Germany on the eve of the third anniversary of the Axis Pact. Chandler lauds the Axis victories and castigates the "opponents of world progress led by 'Churchill the Charlatan' and 'Roosevelt the Renegade.'" 15 min. 60-76

1941, September 11. President Roosevelt, fire-side chat on freedom of the seas: "..... when you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck before you crush him." 30 min. 200(R)-207

1941, December 7. KGU newsman's report from a rooftop in Honolulu to NBC in New York describing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, damage suffered, and the fighting still in process. NBC newsmen read bulletins as they are received.* 15 min. 200(R)-54

1941, December 7. H. V. Kaltenborn analyzes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.* 15 min. 200(R)-53

1941, December 8. President Roosevelt, address before a joint session of Congress asking that a state of war be declared between the United States and the Japanese Empire: "Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy...." l3 min. 200(R)-49

1941, December 9. President Roosevelt, fireside chat to the nation following the declaration of war with Japan: "We are going to win the war and we are going to win the peace that follows." 29 min. 200(R)-210

1941, December 24. President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill, Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, White House, Washington, D. C. Roosevelt: "Our strongest weapon in this war is that conviction of the dignity and brotherhood of man which Christmas Day signifies-more than any other day or any other symbol." Churchill: "We may cast aside, for this night at least, the cares and dangers which besiege us and make for the children an evening of happiness in a world of storm."* 30 min. 200(R)-75

1941, December 25. British refugee children in the United States, Canada, and South Africa exchanging Christmas greetings with their parents in Great Britain.* 30 min. 200(R)-71

1941, December 26. Prime Minister Churchill, address to a joint session of Congress: "I cannot help reflecting that if my father had been American and my mother British, instead of the other way 'round, I might have got here on my own." 40 min. 200(R)-74

1941, December 28. "Berlin to North America," German radio broadcast in English, communique from the Fuehrer's headquarters: Supreme Commander's report on German military operation, read by an unidentified announcer; "Lord Haw Haw" (William Joyce), propaganda broadcast to Great Britain. 30 min. 262-21439

1942

1942, February 19. Italian radio broadcast, including a 15-minute speech by Ezra Pound entitled "Power": "The President hath power. The President has no legal power to enter into devious and secret agreements with foreign powers..... To send the boys from Omaha to Singapore to die for British monopoly and brutality is not the act of an American patriot." * 36 min. 262-24390

1942, February 22. CBS public service program to stimulate homefront support of the war effort: Sgt. Alvin C. York, World War I veteran, speaks from Knoxville, Tenn., and Richard Martin Scheuns, Sr., German-American veteran of World War I, speaks from Memphis, Tenn. Barry Kroger, narrator.* 30 min. 48-325

1942, February 22. Mary Anderson, Director of the Women's Bureau, Department of Labor, radio broadcast on women's contributions and value to the war effort, their prewar difficulties in obtaining jobs in industry, the types of positions women fill, and equal wages for men and women. 18 min. 48-360

1942, February 23. President Roosevelt, fireside chat on the progress of the war: "... we must keep on striking our enemies wherever and whenever we can meet them. . . . Never before have we been called upon for such a prodigious effort. Never before have we had so little time in which to do so much." 36 min. 200(R)-211

1942, April 28. President Roosevelt, fireside chat on the Seven-Point Economic Stabilization Program: "The price for civilization must be paid in hard work and sorrow and blood." 34 min. at 3.75 I.P.S. 48-329

1942, May 8. Vice President Henry Wallace. address at dinner of the Free World Association, Commodore Hotel, New York, NY, entitled "What Are We Fighting For?": "This is a fight between a slave world and a free world. ... The world must make its decision for a complete victory, one way or another." 40 min. 208-2

1942, May 30. Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles, speech at Memorial Day ceremony, Arlington National Cemetery, "None of us can afford to think of ourselves. None of us can dare to do less than his full part in the common effort...." 35 min. 200(R)-78

1942, June 12. President Roosevelt, radio appeal for support of the scrap rubber campaign, held because the Japanese had cut off ca.92 percent of the U. S. rubber supply. 8 min. 200(R)-212B

1942, July 23. Secretary of State Hull, "What America Is Fighting For," an address on U. S. war aims. 44 min. 59-4

1942, August 6. President Roosevelt, remarks on presentation under lend-lease of a submarine chaser to Queen Wilhelmina for the Dutch Navy, Washington Navy Yard: "We, too, are fighting for our freedom and it is natural and right that The Netherlands and the United States have joined hands in the common struggle." 4 min. 200(R)-212A

1942, September 7. President Roosevelt, Labor Day fireside chat on the cost of living and the progress of the war: "If the vicious spiral of inflation ever gets under way, the whole economic system will stagger." 30 min. 200(R)-214

1942, September 16. President Roosevelt, remarks on the transfer under lend-lease of a submarine chaser to Norway: "If there is anyone who still wonders why this war is being fought, let him look to Norway." 5 min. 200(R)-213A

1942, November 8. John R. Richards, Supervisor of Gas Rationing, Office of Price Administration (OPA), Raymond Berry, chairman of the Detroit Board of Commerce, Royce Howes, Detroit Free Press, and George Cushing, WJR moderator, radio discussion of gasoline rationing in the Detroit area and its effect on warworkers and war production; followed by a bulletin announcing the Allied invasion of North Africa. 30 min. 188-5

1942, November 19. Leon Henderson, OPA Administrator, James Kennedy, chairman of the War Price and Rationing Board of Middleboro, Mass., Mrs. Arthur W. Flint, and Luther R. Harris, radio discussion of fuel-oil rationing in the New England area and converting oil heating units to coal. 15 min. 188-141

1942, November. Corp. John F. Barctek relating the rescue of himself, Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, and other crew members of a flying fortress after they had drifted for 22 days on a raft in the Pacific. 7 min. 407-5

1942, December 10. OPA Administrator Henderson answering consumers' questions about rationing and rent and price controls. 15 min. 188-144

1942, December 31. Paul O'Leary, OPA Deputy Administrator in Charge of Rationing, discussing the new point-rationing system of canned and packaged foods. 15 min. 188-146

1943

1943, February 18. Madame Chiang, wife of Chiang Kai-shek, President of the Chinese Republic, address to a joint session of Congress on American-Chinese relations and the war effort. 25 min. 12-11

1943, May 2. President Roosevelt, fireside chat on the Federal seizure of the coal mines to prevent a strike: "There can be no one among us-no one faction-powerful enough to interrupt the forward march of our people to victory." 30 min. 208-94

1943, May 7. Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister of the Third Reich, address at funeral of Viktor Lutze, S.A. leader of Hanover. (In German.) 30 min. 262-203

1943, May 14. Prime Minister Churchill, radio address to the British Home Guard from the White House, Washington, D. C.* 15 min. 200(R)-128

1943, May 19. Prime Minister Churchill, address before a joint session of Congress: "For more than five hundred days-every day a day we have toiled and suffered and dared, shoulder to shoulder against the cruel enemy-we have acted in close combination or concert in many parts of the world, on land, on sea, and in the air."* 58 min. 200(R)-129

1943, June 10. President Roosevelt, address on the transfer under lend-lease of a submarine chaser to the Greek Government, Washington Navy Yard: "Today, Greece is a gaunt and haggard sample of what the Axis is so eager and willing to hand to all the world." 5 min. 200(R)-217A

1943, July 28. President Roosevelt, fireside chat on the progress of the war and plans for peace: "The massed, angered forces of common humanity are on the march. . . . The first crack in the Axis has come. The criminal, corrupt Fascist regime in Italy is going to pieces." 30 min. 200(R)-223

1943, October 4. Heinrich Himmler. head of the Gestapo and SS, at a meeting of SS major generals held in Posen, occupied Poland, speaking of German suffering and loss of life in Russia and openly expressing his determination to eliminate European Jews. (Excerpt of speech: in German.) 15 min. 242-229

1943, December 24. President Roosevelt. Christmas Eve fireside chat on Teheran and Cairo Conferences: "Keep us strong in our faith that we fight for a better day for humankind." 30 min. 200(R)-221

ca. 1943 Dillon S. Meyer. Director of the War Relocation Authority, interviewed by an unidentified NBC newsman, discussing the relocation of approximately 110,000 Japanese-Americans from the west coast of the United States to 10 relocation centers in seven States. Topics include the administration living conditions, educational and medical facilities, and staffing of the centers.* 14 min. 210-12

ca. 1943. J. William Fulbright. Congressman from Arkansas and U S. delegate, to the Conference of Allied Ministers of Education, speaking of Nazi destruction of educational facilities in conquered countries, the need to help conquered peoples reconstruct their educational systems when they are liberated, and congressional support of the Conference. 8 min. 208-324

ca. 1943. Harriet Elliot. Associate Administrator in Charge of the Consumer Division. OPA, explaining to women how to conserve products needed for the war effort. 12 min. 48-35

1944

1944, March 11. Lord Halifax. British Ambassador to the United States: "Lend-lease was born of a great conviction and a great need. ... How could the United States help Britain to carry on to a victory that was as vital to her and to the world as it was to us? The President and his advisers found the answer to the question in lend-lease." 8 min. 208-332

1944, April 5. Wendell Wilkie, statement of withdrawal from the presidential race after being defeated in the Wisconsin Republican primary. 6 min. 200(R)-108

1944, June 5. President Roosevelt, fireside chat on the fall of Rome: "The first of the Axis capitals is now in our hands. One up and two to go!" 15 min. 200(R)-224

1944, June 6. President Roosevelt. prayer for the success of the Normandy invasion and for eventual world peace. 8 min. 208-110A

1944, June 12. President Roosevelt, fireside chat opening the Fifth War Loan Drive and reporting on the progress of the war. 15 min. 200(R)-222A

1944, August. Glenn Perry: "There can be no question that the war in Europe has been shortened by the Allied landings on the Mediterranean coast of France. . . . It seems reasonable to hope that all of France will be liberated by Allied military might before the holiday that Americans call Thanksgiving Day."* 7 min. 208-310

1944, June. Brig. Gen. H. S. Hansell, report on American B-29 bomber strikes against the Germans and Japanese. 3 min. 208-318

1944, July 20. President Roosevelt, address broadcast from a Pacific-coast naval base to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Ill.. accepting a fourth-term nomination. 20 min. 200(R)-142

1944, July 27. Berlin broadcast to Allied forces: war news: "Surpassing the Enemy's Head Start." by Reich Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, read by a Nazi commentator: "Home Sweet Home," a program consisting of American music and comments by "Midge," Mildred Elizabeth Gillars. an American citizen dubbed "Axis Sally" by the GIs. 60 min. at 3.75 I.P.S. 262-09315

1944, August 14. "Zero Hour," Japanese broadcast to Allied forces in the South Pacific: music; war news and commentary; music with "Ann the Orphan," Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese-American, dubbed "Tokyo Rose" by the GIs; news from the United States, including news of the presidential campaign; music and commentary. 35 min. 262-107

1944, August 31. Warren Austin, U. S. Senator from Vermont, speaking on world peace, following the World Security Conference at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D. C. 8 min. 208-277

1944, August. Jennings Randolph, Congressman from West Virginia and chairman of the House District Committee, congratulating the French people on the liberation of Paris. 5 min. 208-307

1944, September 22. John Cooper, NBC war correspondent, report from a navy cruiser in the Pacific describing the action aboard the ship during the first landing of U. S. troops on the island of Palau.* 12 min. 38-7

1944, October 5. President Roosevelt, radio address from the White House during presidential campaign: "The right to vote must be open to our citizens irrespective of race, color, or creed-without tax or artificial restriction of any kind." 30 min. 200(R)-112

1944, October 12. President Roosevelt, address on accepting the Four Freedoms Award, presented by the Italian-American Labor Council: "The American Army--including thousands of Americans of Italian descent--entered Italy not as conquerors, but as liberators. Their objective is military, not political. When that military objective is accomplished--and much of it has not yet been accomplished--the Italian people will be free to work out their own destiny, under a government of their own choosing." 7 min. 200(R)-227B

1944, October 21. President Roosevelt, radio address at dinner of the Foreign Policy Association, New York. N.Y.: "Peace, like war, can succeed only where there is a will to enforce it, and where there is available power to enforce it." 57 min. 200(R)-113

1944, December 29. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe recounting the German demand to surrender Bastogne, Belgium, which was held by the 101st Airborne Division against overwhelming odds, and his reply. "Nuts!" 2 min. 208-3

ca. 1944. "Soldiers with Coupons," a radio dramatization by the OPA explaining rationing, price controls, and their purposes. 15 min. 188-26

1945

1945, January 20. President Roosevelt, fourth inaugural address, "We have learned to be citizens of the world, members of the human community." (Roosevelt's wartime inauguration; in order to save money, manpower, and materials, it was held in front of the White House rather than at the Capitol.) 30 min. 200(R)-147

1945, March 1. President Roosevelt. address to the Congress, reporting on the Yalta Conference and discussing the upcoming San Francisco Conference: "Twenty-five years ago, American fighting men looked to the statesmen of the world to finish the work of peace for which they fought and suffered. We failed them then. We cannot fail them again, and expect the world again to survive." 60 min. 200(R)-148

1945, April 14. NBC announcer describing the arrival of President Roosevelt's funeral train at Union Station, Washington. D. C., and the procession from Union Plaza down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.* 2 hrs. 7 min. 208-134

1945, April 16. President Harry S. Truman, first official appearance before Congress as President: "With great humility I call upon all Americans to help me keep our nation united in defense of those ideals which have been so eloquently proclaimed by Franklin Roosevelt." 30 min. 200(R)-163

1945, April 25. President Truman, address opening the San Francisco Conference of the United Nations: "... I earnestly appeal to each and every one of you to rise above personal interests, and adhere to those lofty principles, which benefit all mankind." 15 min. 200(R)-165

1945, May 2. NBC newsman describing the signing of unconditional surrender by German forces in Italy at Caserta. April 29, 1945 (the first formal surrender since Allied troops entered Europe), and reading a statement issued by President Truman.* 17 min. 208-163

1945, May 30. Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, address urging Americans to take jobs in shipyards and to buy more war bonds. 8 min. 38-5

1945, June 18. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, report to a joint session of Congress on the war in Europe and Africa, the defeat of Germany, and British-American relations and discussion of what remained to be done to win the war in the Pacific. 28 min. 38-15

1945, August 9. President Truman, radio report to the American people on the Potsdam Conference and the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. 30 min. 200(R)-149

1945, September 1. The surrender of Japan: Gen. Douglas MacArthur opens the surrender ceremony aboard the battleship U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, presides over the signing, and closes the ceremony. Newscasters Webley Edwards and Merrill Mueller describe the proceedings. President Truman, address to the American people from the White House after the singing: "The thoughts and hopes of all America-indeed of all the civilized world-are centered tonight on the battleship Missouri. There on that small piece of American soil anchored in Tokyo Harbor the Japanese have just officially laid down their arms. They have signed terms of unconditional surrender." General MacArthur, proclamation of victory: "Today the guns are silent, a great tragedy has ended, a great victory has been won, the skies no longer rain death, the seas bear only calmness, men everywhere walk upright in the sunlight, the entire world lies quietly at peace, the whole mission has been completed." Admiral Nimitz, proclamation of victory: "On all naval vessels at sea and in port and at our many island bases in the Pacific, there is rejoicing and thanksgiving. A long and bitter struggle which Japan started so treacherously on December 7, 1941, is at an end." * 53 min. 200(R)-124


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