Admiral Halsey

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US Navy Admirals William Halsey (L) and John S. McCain, Sr. (R) on the USS Missouri shortly after the conclusion of the surrender ceremonies, 2 September 1945.

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Starts abruptly. Speech by Admiral Halsey discussing how best to defeat Axis forces. Discusses a need for an unprecedented sacrifice of resources and lives for victory. Also notes that at the end of the war many countries will need significant aid to reestablish normalcy, views this, in part, as an economic opportunity. Discusses the prospects of spreading Christian values.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69083
Municipal archives id: LT307