OLD TIME RADIO 2 DVD SET 1132 mp3 - Total Time: Over 1000 hours
A great collection of the best 1945 radio shows. Enjoy and re-live what people was listening in this very important year.
1945, one of the most important years of the 40's. This year has some of the events that made a big difference in American history. It was home stretch of World War II. The world discovered the horrors of the German Death Camps. It will come to be known as the Holocaust. The US dropped the Atomic bomb on Japan. This prompted the final end of the war. But the war did not stop there. It continued into peace talks, and trials of Axis military leaders for horrendous war crimes against prisoners. Finally, this temporary truce is leading into an unexpected Cold War. Audie Murphy returns home as the most decorated American combat soldier in WWII.
* Between February 4-11, of the Yalta conference between Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and FDR. These secret meetings had to do with important military and political decisions at the Yalta Meeting.
* President Roosevelt dies on April 12, 1945.
* On March 24, U.S. marines capture the Japanese island of Iwo Jima after more than a month of intense fighting. Over 21,000 U.S. soldiers lost their lives.
* On April 30 the German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler committed suicide.
* On May 7 Germany signs the documents of surrender in Reims, France.
* On May 8 V-E Day is celebrated worldwide.
* On July 16 the first test explosion of the atom bomb happened at Alamogordo, New Mexico.
* On August 6, General Leslie R. Groves informs J. Robert Oppenheimer of the Hiroshima bombing decision.
* On August 6 Colonel Paul Tibbets pilots the Enola Gay and drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
* Nagasaki is devastated by an atomic bomb on August 9.
* September 2 Japan officially surrenders on the deck of the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
* The Nuremberg Trials begin on October 18 to punish Nazi leaders for their crimes against humanity.
* On October 24, the charter of nations was signed by remaining nations making the official start of the United Nations.
* By 1945, about 5000 US homes have small-screened television sets.
* Cheerioats cereal was changed to Cheerios.
18th Annual Academy Awards
Best Picture: The Lost Weekend
Best Actress: Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce)
Best Actor: Ray Milland (The Lost Weekend)
1132 Radio Episodes from the following shows:
A Date With Judy
Abbott & Costello
Amos & Andy
Arch Oboler’s Plays
Bing Crosby Show
Birds Eye Open House
Burns & Allen
Cavalcade Of America
Charlie McCarthy Show
Columbia Presents Corwin
Dinah Shore Show
Fibber & Molly
Fred Allen Show
It Pays To Be Ignorant
Jack Benny Show
Kraft Music Hall
Life Of Riley
Lux Radio Theater
Molle Mystery Theater
Mr, Keen, Tracer Of Lost Persons
Nick carter Master Detective
Old Gold Comedy Theater
Ozzie & Harriet
Screen Guild Players
Sgt. Preston Of The Yukon
Strange Doctor Weird
Tennessee Jed Sloane
The Alan Young Show
The Baby Snooks Show
Theater Guild On The Air
Theater Of Romance
This Is Your FBI
Words At War
Your Army Air Force
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