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CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage

This week the last in our series of programs looks at 75 years of CBC Radio. Since CBC first went to air 75 years ago, we have covered wars and conflicts around the world. Michael Enright's co-host is Peter Armstrong, host of CBC Radio's World Report, and together they will look at how CBC has covered war from the Second World War through the Cold War, draft dodgers, the Cruise Missile and United Nations peacekeepers.

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Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of War CoverageNov 10, 2011 | 54:59Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage Nov 10, 2011 | 54:59This week the last in our series of programs looks at 75 years of CBC Radio. Since CBC first went to air 75 years ago, we have covered wars and conflicts around the world. Michael Enright's co-host is Peter Armstrong, host of CBC Radio's World Report, and together they will look at how CBC has covered war from the Second World War through the Cold War, draft dodgers, the Cruise Missile and United Nations peacekeepers.
Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 1)Nov 10, 2011 | 1:25Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 1) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 1) Nov 10, 2011 | 1:25In 1939 Canada hosted King George and Queen Elizabeth- the first ever visit by a reigning sovereign. CBC Radio, which was just over two years old at the time, had committed 100 staff to cover the visit- two English and two French teams- and purchased a wealth of new equipment including remote amplifiers and custom made microphones. This investment proved invaluable in covering the Second World War when it began just months later. CBC was the voice of Canada at war. CBC reporters told Canadians what their soldiers were doing and helped forge a sense of national identity. Our first clip is from September 3, 1939, when the Prime Minister took to the air to recommend that Canada join Britain and go to war.
Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 2)Nov 10, 2011 | 1:42Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 2) Audio
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Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 3)Nov 10, 2011 | 0:45Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 3) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 3) Nov 10, 2011 | 0:45And then a few days later, the ship arrived in England.
Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 4)Nov 10, 2011 | 1:21Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 4) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 4) Nov 10, 2011 | 1:21In the summer and fall of 1940, the German air force launched raids on the United Kingdom in an effort to demoralize Britain into surrender. The CBC’s Art Holmes, was convinced that it was historically important to record the sounds of the Blitz. He had a four-wheel drive army truck that he nicknamed ‘Betsy’-specially fitted with three battery operated recording turntables. At great personal hazard he would seek the wailing air raid sirens, the droning enemy airplanes, the ack-ack of anti aircraft fire, whistling bombs and fiery explosions.
Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 5)Nov 10, 2011 | 0:39Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 5) Audio
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Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 6)Nov 10, 2011 | 2:11Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 6) Audio
Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 6) Nov 10, 2011 | 2:11As the war increased in intensity, the need for recruits increased as well. And CBC was not afraid to let listeners know which side they were on with songs, war bonds and recruitment drives. Listen to these samples.
Rewind - CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 7)Nov 10, 2011 | 1:09Rewind CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 7) Audio
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