World War II

Commentary & Opinion
12:53 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Paul Elisha: The Greatest Generation

Paul Elisha - the greatest generation

  Tom Brokaw, being widely recognized as having coined the title: “The Greatest Generation” and this commentator, a bona fide member since his enlistment in 1942, was glad to see him as a guest on a recent public affairs TV program; although the host did seem, somehow, to be more excited about the fact of this, than why its members were.  It would have been helpful for the current, younger TV audience, for Tom to have had an opportunity to explain the ‘why’ of the generation’s origin.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Donald Connery

Alan is joined by journalist and author Donald Connery, a World War II veteran and Harvard grad who covered the Cold War for United Press, Time, Life, NBC, and other outlets. Connery’s new book is Escape From Oblivion: A Moscow Correspondent’s Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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WAMC News
12:40 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

WWII author Kershaw to speak at Northshire on Pearl Harbor Day

Alex Kershaw and Alan Chartock

Williamstown, Massachusetts-based journalist and author Alex Kershaw will mark the anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a talk at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont Friday evening at 7. Kershaw will discuss his new book The Liberator, about one soldier’s 500-day march from Sicily to Dachau. Alex Kershaw spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Mon December 3, 2012

"Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe" by Anne Applebaum

Anne Appllebaum is a columnist for The Washington Post and Slate. Her book, Gulag, won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction and was a finalist for three other major prizes. Her essays appear in The New York Review of Books, Slate, and The London Spectator.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed October 31, 2012

The Minister's War screening at Smith College

The documentary, The Minister's War, tells the story of a Unitarian minister, Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha who left Wellesley, Massachusetts to help save thousands being persecuted by the Nazis in Eastern Europe during World War II. Who were these American heroes? What drove their willingness to put the well-being of strangers over that of themselves and their family?

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New England News
6:15 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

World War II Vet Receives French Legion Of Honor

A luncheon in Springfield MA honored WW-II veteran Joseph Della Guistina with the French Legion of Honor
WAMC

A World War Two veteran from western Massachusetts was honored Friday by the government of France for his role in liberating the country.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

           

            Joseph Della Giustina landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, a day after his  21st birthday. He fought throughout France to liberate the country from the Nazis. For his sacrifice and courage he was  awarded the French Legion of Honor, the country’s highest decoration.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:55 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

David Nightingale : The Berlin Airlift

There are at least two famous airlifts associated with World War II. In 1942, when the last route from India to China was cut off, FDR made the decision that it was imperative China receive armaments and supplies for the Army Air Force in China, which was struggling to pin down Japanese forces. Both the US and UK began the appallingly dangerous air lift over the Himalayas -- from Assam (famous for its tea) in India to Kunming in China.

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