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A detailed report on the government-ordered evacuation of children from London.

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A careful ordering of the events of the day a state of war began between Great Britain and Germany.

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Morrow390904.mp3

A description of the sociological impact of the war upon the British class system.

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Morrow391127.mp3

A report on the underground air raid control and support systems of London.

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Morrow400409.mp3

A first-hand account of the House of Commons session devoted to the German invasion of Norway and the speech delivered there by Prime Minister Chamberlain.

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Morrow400508.mp3

A first-hand account of the historic House of Commons session that, following a call for a no confidence vote by former Prime Minister David Lloyd George, ultimately lead to the resignation of Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister.

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From the above, excerpts from Murrow's report on the events at the House of Commons that lead to the resignation of Chamberlain as Prime Minister.

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Morrow400510.mp3

A concise account of the dizzying events of the previous few days - the British landings in Iceland, the German invasion of the low countries, the resignation of Prime Minister Chamberlain and the assumption of the post by Winston Churchill.

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Morrow400602.mp3

The Dunkirk debacle and Morrow's personal interactions with pilots engaged in the aerial battles over Dunkirk are reported on.

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Morrow400604.mp3

An insightful personal account of Churchill's address to the House of Commons regarding the state of the war effort against Germany with respect to the disaster at Dunkirk.

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Morrow400824.mp3

One of Edward R. Murrow's most poignant moments in his wartime broadcasting career - a live report from Trafalgar Square during a German bombing raid, 8/24/40.

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From the above, excerpts from Murrow's broadcast from Trafalgar Square during a bombing raid.

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Morrow400825.mp3

A personal account of exactly what kind of damage is done by, and what kind of behavior is engaged in during, aerial combat and bombardment.

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Morrow400922.mp3

Murrow reports live atop a deliberately undisclosed building on events around and over London as enemy planes fly overhead.

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Morrow401202.mp3

Murrow relates his personal experience of what it is like in nightime wartime London. One of his best broadcasts.

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Morrow401224.mp3

A report on the somberness of a British Christmas during wartime.

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The coming of spring becomes an opportunity to review the events of the past winter at the British homefront in this report, as is the continuing expectation of invasion, the phenomenon of wartime radio, the Battle of the Atlantic, America's non-belligerant status and the resolve of the British nation. A great piece of journalism.

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Morrow421107.mp3

A report on Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of Africa.

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Christmas in the UK takes on a different color than those of previous wartime years as American soldiers do what they can to bring holiday cheer to their long-suffering comrades.

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Morrow431203.mp3

An extraordinary broadcast recounting Murrow's experiences on a dangerous bombing mission over Berlin aboard a British heavy bomber. Stark and moving, a report very different from most other Murrow broadcasts; three other reporters went out on this bombing raid - two did not return, and for these, Murrow filed this report to serve as theirs.

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Murrow's reserved but very dignified D-Day report.

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Morrow440917.mp3

Murrow describes the instant airborne troops jump from their plane to their targets in Holland.

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Murrow-USTroopsParachuteIntoHolland440917.mp3

From the above, excerpts from Murrow's live report of airborne troops being dropped to their targets in Holland.

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Morrow4504.mp3

A description of "the delayed-action war" conducted by Germans resisting Allied advances into Germany.

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Morrow450415.mp3

Murrow gives profoundly moving testimony of his personal experience with Buchenwald Concentration Camp on April 15, 1945, just after its liberation by the American Army. You can distinctly hear him fighting back tears throughout this broadcast (particularly towards the end), as well as struggling to contain his anger.

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The above broadcast, in RealAudio format.

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Morrow450508.mp3

A live report from Piccadilly Circus, London during high-spirited victory celebrations.

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A sober assessment of Soviet motivations in declaring war on Japan. Although he couldn't have known about the secret negotiations the US & USSR had that brought about this declaration, he gives a startlingly insightful assessment of her intentions.

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Morrow460224.mp3

His last report as London correspondant becomes an opportunity to sum up his experiences in covering events in Britain for so many years, having been asked to do so by the BBC (who had asked Murrow to become their chief). His remarks are extraordinary, suprisingly (almost callously) frank, honest, and very deeply moving - you can hear him choke up a little at the very end of the broadcast.

Please allow me, the webmaster, the opportunity to make this one personal remark about this broadcast - as one of the same ancestral mix Murrow describes in this broadcast, I must say that though I don't personally agree with his opening remarks regarding Britain (perhaps my having been there many years later may account for this), I agree most wholeheartedly with his closing remarks.

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