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[Tunisia, Poland]

Friday, April 30, 1943

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

Episode #8.

Report by Elmer Davis, Chief of Office of War Information, provides weekly update on the war.

Hard fighting, heavy casualties in Tunisia. Germans and Russians in Poland, discovery of dead Polish soldiers.

[Poor quality original.]


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 68909
Municipal archives id: LT196

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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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