How the Political Cartoon community viewed The Marshall Plan in 1947.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for November 26, 1947
News for this day in November of 1947 had to do with a preview of The Marshall Plan and what was expected to be reaction by both the public and Capitol Hill. There was a lot riding on it and cautious eyes were waiting for the outcome.
It was also Thanksgiving week, this week in 1947. Anticipation of the Holiday and news regarding the annual Santa Claus Lane Parade in Hollywood attempted to overshadow the other news; more scandals, disasters at sea and conditions in the Post-War World.
Just another November 26th – as presented by The Alka-Seltzer News Of The World for November 26, 1947.
Molotov signs the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact. Entering into the most unholy of alliances.
Click on link here for Audio player: News for August 24, 1939 From Paris
News of this day – and depending on where you were, it was either August 24th or 25th, was completely taken over by the surprising move on the part of the Soviet Union to enter into a mutual non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany. This move effectively paved the way for a German invasion of Poland and the inevitable involvement of Britain, France and the rest of Europe, plunging the continent into World War 2 in only a matter of days. The shock waves of such an unholy alliance between two natural enemies gave one pause to speculate just how long this supposed friendship would last.
Here is a shortwave news broadcast, direct from Paris and broadcast in English, detailing the signing and its speculated outcome for the rest of Europe on this August 24th-25th, 1939. The sound is a bit noisy at times, because Shortwave wasn’t all that reliable at the time. But it’s history and sometimes history just doesn’t sound all that good.