Elmer Davis (1890-1958) was a journalist and broadcaster. He worked for the New York Times from 1914 to 1924. As nightly news analyst for CBS (1939-1941) he had an audience of 12.5 million viewers. Roosevelt appointed him head of the newly created Office of War Information (OWI) in 1941. He returned to broadcasting, this time for ABC, from 1945 to 1953.
[Tunisia, France, Japan]
Friday, April 23, 1943
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Seventh in series.
Report by Elmer Davis, Chief of Office of War Information, provides weekly update on the war.
Fighting continues in Tunisia, advance of the British 8th Army and the British 1st Army. Planes intending to bomb French factories have been shot down.
Large numbers of lives lost in Tunisia.
German prisoners in Africa have faith in the power of submarines, sink millions of tons of goods being shipped.
Reports show that the Japanese people do not hate Americans as much as their government would like them to.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
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