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[Tunisia, France, Japan]

Friday, April 23, 1943

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

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


WNYC archives id: 72512
Municipal archives id: LT195

Contributors:

Elmer Holmes Davis

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About Elmer Davis: Progress Of War

World War II era 'weekly war review' delivered by the Director of the Office of War Information in 1943. It includes musical numbers, tactical information, and ways in which the public can aid in the war effort.

OWI Director Elmer Davis's reports to Americans at home and abroad aim to maintain support among Americans in war efforts. Many reports focus on events in Tunisia and explanations of ground strategy, giving the listener an interesting perspective on how the U.S.  government wanted to report on the war.

Davis was appointed to head the Office of War Information by President Roosevelt on June 13, 1942. He had been a well-known writer and radio commentator and was tasked with being the chief informant to the nation and the world on the U.S. war effort.

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