Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Transport Yourself Back to Pearl Harbor's Bombing By Listening to Radio Show As it Happened

Homeschool Freebie of the Day: let's us know about an important free resource today for anybody interested in today's historical event.
Here's how they describe it:

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the US entry into World War II.

For most Americans, news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor came as an interruption to their favorite radio programs on an otherwise tranquil Sunday afternoon in early December of 1941. An Associated Press bulletin at 1:07 p.m. Eastern Standard Time first reported the attack to mainland news organizations and radio networks. After confirming the initial bulletin with the government, the major networks interrupted regular programming at 2:30 p.m., bringing news of the attack, still in progress, to the American public.

Here, courtesy of the University of Missouri's Voices of World War II: Experiences From the Front and at Home website, is an amazing archive of radio broadcast clips and excerpts from that fateful day that changed everything. (Most of these audios are in RealAudio format, you'll need the RealAudio player to listen to these.)

You'll also find film footage of the attack, President Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" speech from Dec 8th, and other historical recordings on this site, so click around and check it all out."

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