[A Summary of Our Enemy's Year]

Sunday, January 03, 1943

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Dramatic reenactments of 1942's "enemy" activity in the European and Pacific theaters of war. The heroism/trauma of people living in Greece, Poland, Scandinavia, the USSR, China, France, Belgium, Holland and Jews of all nations are reviewed through stories, as are ingenious forms of resistance performed by groups and individuals in all of these settings. "These people are occupied by force of arms, but they are not conquered." The narrator explains that though the enemy is strong, as he spreads out he get thin, weak, and vulnerable to internal attack. The program includes a short impersonation of Hitler. Actors: Arnold Moss, frank Lovejoy, Celina Royal, Gladys Meridith, Vivian Berry, Jill Desantos, Ronnie Liss, Richard Widmark, J. Meredith, Michael Fitzmorris, Alexander Clark, Tom Tully and Richard Gordon.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 2300
Municipal archives id: LT779

Produced by:

Frank Telford


Vivian Berry, Alexander Clark, Jill Desantos, Michael Fitzmorris, Richard Gordon, Ronnie Liss, Frank Lovejoy, J. Meredith, Gladys Merideth, Arnold Moss, Celina Royal, Tom Tully and Richard Widmark


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About This is Our Enemy

This Office of War Information-produced radio docudrama series (1942-1943) describes the activities of the Axis powers.


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