Words At War

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


62031. Words At War. June 24, 1943. Program #1. NBC net. "Combined Operations". Sustaining. The first show of the series. "The official story of the British Commandos." The system cue has been deleted. Les Damon, Jackson Beck, Victor Beecroft, Joseph Losey (director), Walter Kinsella, Roger De Koven, Frank Black (composer, conductor), Ian MacAllaster, Hillary St. George Sanders (author, host), Richard McDonagh (adaptor). 28:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

59976. Words At War. July 10, 1943. Program #3. NBC net. "They Call It Pacific". Sustaining. A well-done series of vignettes about the blows absorbed by America and the Philippines from the Japanese at the start of the war. The system cue has been deleted. Clark Lee (author), Neil Hopkins (adaptor), Les Damon, Joan Alexander, Luis Van Rooten, Joseph Losey (director), Sam Wanamaker, Fay Baker, Ed Begley, Bernard Lenrow, Lon Clark, Frank Black (composer, conductor). 29:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

62033. Words At War. July 17, 1943. Program #4. NBC net. "The Last Days Of Sevastopol". Sustaining. A very well-done dramatization about the seige of this valiant Russian city by the Nazis, and its brave defenders. The script was subsequently produced on "Words At War" on August 19, 1943 (see cat. #4621). An announcement is made that this was the first book in history that was delivered to its publisher entirely by cable. The system cue has been deleted. Richard McDonagh (adaptor), Edward France, Phillip Clarke, Frank Black (composer, conductor), Joseph Losey (director), Hester Sondergaard, Berry Kroeger, Martin Wolfson, Sam Wanamaker, Olive Deering, Alastair Kyle, Charlotte Holland, Joe DeSantis, Boris Voitikov (author), Ralph Parker (translator), Stefan Schnabel. 29:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

62035. Words At War. July 24, 1943. Program #5. NBC net. "From The Land Of Silent People". Sustaining. An exciting story about the escape of American newsmen from wartime Yugoslavia. The system cue has been deleted. Elise Folke, Richard Keith, Peter Capell, John Griggs, Morris Mamorsky (composer), Joe DeSantis, Sam Wanamaker, Lotte Stavisky, Gilbert Mack, Joseph Stopak (conductor), Joseph Losey (director), Robert St. John (author, introducer), Don MacLaughlin. 29:36. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

62034. Words At War. July 31, 1943. Program #6. NBC net. "The Ship". Sustaining. An exciting narrative about the British cruiser H.M.S. Artemis as she battles the Italian navy off the coast of Malta. Good radio! C. S. Forester (author), Edmund Burnbriar (adaptor), Alan Bunce, House Jameson, Humphrey Davis, Alfred Shirley, Frank Black (composer, conductor), Joseph Losey (director), Victor Beecroft, Sid Cassell, Shirley Oliver, Ian MacAllaster. 29:32. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

62036. Words At War. August 7, 1943. Program #7. NBC net. "Prisoner Of The Japs". Sustaining. The story of an American woman journalist in Hong Kong on the day the Japs attacked, and what happened to her as a "prisoner of the Japs." The author appears after the drama and comments about the Japanese during the war. The announcer mentions that this is the seventh program of the series, which may be an error. The system cue has been deleted. Gwen Dew (? author), Nora Sterling (adaptor), John Alexander, Ted Osborne, Lesley Woods, Flora Campbell, Morris Mamorsky (composer), Joseph Stopak (conductor), Joseph Losey (director), Maurice Tarplin, John O'Connor, Milton Herman, Guy Repp, Sid Cassell. 29:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

60737. Words At War. August 14, 1943. Program #8. NBC net. "Love At First Flight". Sustaining. A musical and funny portrait of the making of a naval aviator. Well done! Charles Spaulding (author), Otis Carney (author), Frank Black (composer, conductor), Joseph Losey (director), Lawson Zerbe, Mitzi Gould, Staats Cotsworth, Art Carney, Edmond Birnbrier (adaptor), Evelyn Varden, Dan McGloughlin, John Griggs, Gerald Keane, Walter Kinsella, Fran Carlon (billed as "Frances Carlon"). 29:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4621. Words At War. August 19, 1943. Program #9. NBC net. "The Last Days Of Sevastopol". Sustaining. A repeat broadcast of a very well-done dramatization of the seige of this valiant city by the Nazis and its brave Russian defenders. The story is based on the first book in history that was delivered to its publisher entirely by cable. See cat. #62033 for the first broadcast of this script on this series, only one month previously. Martin Wolfson, Stefan Schnabel, Olive Deering, Charlotte Holland, Hester Sondergaard, Alastair Kyle, Byron McGraff, Jackson Beck, Joe DeSantis, Percy Hemus, John Berry, Frank Black (composer, conductor), Joseph Losey (director), Boris Voitikov (? author), Richard McDonagh (adaptor), Ralph Parker (translater). 30:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4622. Words At War. August 21, 1943. Program #10. NBC net. "Malta Spitfire". Sustaining. A well-written story of a young pilot who only lives to fly, and the difficulties he goes through to get a chance to fight the Nazis. Kenneth White (adaptor), Don MacLaughlin (narrator), Joseph Julian, Irene Hubbard, Lon Clark, John Griggs, Peter Hernandez, Maurice Tarplin, Harold Young, Frank Black (composer, conductor), George F. Burling (author), Leslie Roberts (author), Ian MacAllaster, Joseph Losey (director). 30:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4623. Words At War. September 2, 1943. Program #12. NBC net. "Dynamite Cargo". Sustaining. An exciting story of the life of a sailor in "Torpedo Alley", the London to Murmansk run. Richard McDonagh (adaptor), John Thomas, Mandel Kramer, Bertram Tanswell, Richard Keith, Larry Haines, Lon Clark, Will Hare, Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansefield (director), Jackson Beck, Fred Herman (author), Ian MacAllaster. 30:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4624. Words At War. September 16, 1943. Program #14. NBC net. "Since You Went Away". Sustaining. Using a script that was later made into an all-time classic motion picture, this is a touching, beautiful story about the women left behind as the men go off to war. Very well-done. Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Joseph Losey (director), Margaret Buhl Wilder (author), Nora Sterling (adaptor). 30:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4625. Words At War. September 23, 1943. Program #15. NBC net. "They Shall Not Have Me". Sustaining. A story about Frenchmen in Nazi concentration camps, and how one of them escaped. Les Damon, Mady Christians, John Berry, Peter Capell, Lon Clark, Joe DeSantis, Tom Hoyer, Norman Lloyd, Herbert Ratner, Maurice Tarplin, Jean Helion (author), Kenneth White (adaptor), Morris Mamorsky (adaptor, conductor), Joseph Losey (director). 31:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4626. Words At War. September 30, 1943. Program #16. NBC net. "The Battle Hymn Of China". Sustaining. A women's story about living with the Chinese guerillas fighting the Japs. Agnes Smedley (author), Kenneth White (adaptor), Hester Sondergaard. 30:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4627. Words At War. October 5, 1943. Program #17. NBC net. "Eighty-Three Days". Sustaining. A fascinating story about a sailor lost at sea on a raft for almost three months. The script was re-used on the program on January 11, 1944 (sse cat. #60736). Paul Mann, Paul Gordon, Tom Hoyer, Ken Lynch, Myron McCormick, William Quinn, Jackson Beck, Glenn Anders, Morris Mamorsky (composer), Joseph Losey (director), Max Goberman (conductor), Mark Murphy (author), Edith Sommer (adaptor). 30:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4628. Words At War. October 12, 1943. Program #18. NBC net. "Paris Underground". Sustaining. Several ladies in France help their countrymen to leave the country to fight the Nazis with the Free French. The author of the book appears on the program. Irene Hubbard, Joan Alexander, Adelaide Klein, Peter Capell, Stefan Schnabel, Bertram Tanswell, Charita Bauer, Jack Lloyd, Etta Schieber (author), Richard McDonagh (adaptor), Morris Mamorsky (arranger), Max Goberman (conductor), Joseph Losey (director). 30:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4629. Words At War. October 19, 1943. Program #19. NBC net. "Shortcut To Tokyo". Sustaining. Life and death among the airmen stationed in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. The script was previously used on "The Cavalcade Of America" on August 9, 1943 (see cat. #39751). Alan Bunce, Art Carney, Norman Rose, Corey Ford (author), William Welch (adaptor), Les Damon, Ken Lynch, John Gerard, Paul Mann, Ted Reid, Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor). 30:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4630. Words At War. October 26, 1943. Program #20. NBC net. "Who Dare To Live". Sustaining. The adventures of a captain in the Merchant Marine who has past his prime. House Jameson, Frank Lovejoy, Frederick Watts (author), Neil Hopkins (adaptor), Sarah Burton, Joseph Boland, Richard Gordon, Gilbert Mack, Morris Mamorsky (compser, conductor). 31:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4631. Words At War. November 2, 1943. Program #21. NBC net. "Here Is Your War". Sustaining. Portraits of the common soldier during the North African campaign. The script was used subsequently on "The Cavalcade Of America" on January 10, 1944 (see cat. #42282) and again on "Words At War" on June 13, 1944 (see cat. #62053). Santos Ortega, Ernie Pyle (author), Gerald Holland (adaptor), Harry Belova, Humphrey Davis, David Goddard, Gerald Keane, John Griggs, Richard Keith, Alastair Kyle, William Redfield, Norman Rose, William Zuckert, Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Joseph Losey (director). 28:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4632. Words At War. November 9, 1943. Program #22. NBC net. "To All Hands". Sustaining. An "amphibious adventure." A flagship bridge announcer describes the invasion of Sicily to the men below decks who can't see the battle. John Mason Brown (author, performer). 28:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4633. Words At War. November 23, 1943. Program #24. NBC net. "Escape From The Balkans". Sustaining. The true story of a correspondent imprisoned in Bulgaria by the Nazis, and how he finally got out. Robert St. John (narrator), Michael Peddap (? author), Neil Hopkins (adaptor), Les Damon, Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Joseph Losey (director). 28:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4634. Words At War. November 30, 1943. Program #25. NBC net. "A Disease Called Fascism". Sustaining. The history of Mussolini's rise to power. Herbert Matthews (author), George Seldes (author), Reynolds Packard (author), Eleanor Packard (author), Richard McDonagh (adaptor), Grace Copen, Ted Osborne, Roger De Koven, Gene Leonard, Arnold Moss, Alexander Scourby, Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Frank Papp (director). 28:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4635. Words At War. December 7, 1943. Program #26. NBC net. "A Book Of War Letters". Sustaining. Dramatizations of letters sent home by G. I.'s on duty overseas. Carl Emory, William Malten, John Griggs, Bartlett Robinson, Alan Debit, Cherry Hardy, Red Evans, Joseph Julian, Ren Ying Yeng, Larry Haines, William Meeder (music adaptor, performer), Anton M. Leader (director), Jack Costello (announcer), Harry E. Mall (editor), Nora Sterling (adaptor). 28:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4636. Words At War. December 14, 1943. Program #27. NBC net. "Mother America". Sustaining. How our country treated the Philippines after taking possession of the islands. The story of the way the common man was treated with equality. Carlos Romulo (author), Gerald Holland (adaptor), Jackson Beck, Joe DeSantis, Roger De Koven, Alan Debit, Julian Noa, Bernard Lenrow, Frank Papp (director), William Meeder (composer). 29:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4637. Words At War. December 21, 1943. Program #28. NBC net. "Log Book". Sustaining. A very well-done story about an average British sailor and his experiences before and during the war. Excellent production values with sea chanteys sung by Tom Glazer. Harold Young, Edmund Burnbriar (adaptor), William Meeder (organist), Anton M. Leader (director), Tom Glazer, Frank Lasker (author). 28:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4638. Words At War. December 28, 1943. Program #29. NBC net. "The Ninth Commandment". Sustaining. A young German boy is saved from starvation by a Dutch family. In typical Nazi fashion, he violates the ten commandments and turns into a monster. Henrik Willem Von Loon (author, narrator), Richard McDonagh (adaptor), Elizabeth Morgan, Raymond Edward Johnson, Ronald Liss, Dayton Allen, William Meeder (music arranger, performer), Anton M. Leader (director). 29:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60735. Words At War. January 4, 1944. Program #30. NBC net. "They Shall Inherit The Earth". Sustaining. What are we doing to the children of the world? A stark portrait of how the children of the U. S. and Europe are affecte by the war. Richard Stark, Roger De Koven, Sarah Fussell, William Meeder (organ), Frank Papp (director), Otto Zoff (author), Edith Sommer (adaptor). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60736. Words At War. January 11, 1944. Program #31. NBC net. "Eighty-Three Days". Sustaining. The story of seaman Izzy, the survivor of a torpedoed freighter who was lost at sea for almost three months. The script was previously used on "Words At War" on October 5, 1943 (see cat. #4267). Paul Mann, Lon Clark, Sam Wanamaker, William Meeder (organ), Anton M. Leader (director), Jack Costello (host), Paul Gordon, Milton Herman, Tony Burger, Mark Murphy (author), Edith Sommer (adaptor), Maurice Minnick. 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60732. Words At War. January 18, 1944. Program #32. NBC net. "War Tide". Sustaining. Lin Taie, the author of the book "War Tide," is interviewed by host Jack Costello before the drama. The "war tide" is the spirit uniting the Chinese people against the Japanese. Edith Sommer (adaptor), Frances Heflin, Patricia Weil, Rod Hendrickson, William Meeder (organ), Anton M. Leader (director), Stuart Brady, Billie Dauscha, Nell Harrison, Kay Renwick, Lin Taie (author), Jack Costello (host), Edwin Bruce, Alan Devitt, Melvin Elliott, Sanford Bickart, W. F. Lee (Chinese music). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60733. Words At War. January 25, 1944. Program #33. NBC net. "Condition Red". Sustaining. A story of action in the Pacific aboard a destroyer. Well done with excellent sound effects. Jack Lloyd, Frederick Bell (U. S. N. Captain, author), William Meeder (organ), Gerald Holland (adaptor), Alan Bunce, Jack Costello (host), Anton M. Leader (director), Jerry Macy, Geoffrey Bryant. 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60734. Words At War. February 1, 1944. Program #34. NBC net. "The White Brigade". Sustaining. A portrait of the underground resistance movement in Nazi occupied Belgium. Ned Wever, Les Damon, Berry Kroeger, Abby Lewis, Joseph Boland, Peter Capell, Theo Goetz, Anton M. Leader (director), William Meeder (organist), Jack Costello (host), Margaret Foster, Dolores Gillen, Robert Goffen (? author), Ruth Brooks (adaptor), Edward Collin, Herbert Linard. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60743. Words At War. February 8, 1944. Program #35. NBC net. "George Washington Carver". Sustaining. "A birthday present for Abraham Lincoln." A well-done biography of the former slave who became a world famous scientist. The Juanita Hall Singers, Richard McDonagh (adaptor), Fredric March, Canada Lee, Rackham Holt (author), Anton M. Leader (director), Jack Costello (host), William Meeder (organ). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60741. Words At War. February 15, 1944. Program #36. NBC net. "The New Sun". Sustaining. A story of the "Bataan Death March." The author was taken prisner by the Tokoka secret police. Everett Sloane, William Meeder (organ), Taro Yashima (author, a Japanese painter), Kenneth White (adaptor), Anton M. Leader (diector), Jack Costello (host). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60742. Words At War. February 22, 1944. Program #37. NBC net. "Assignment U.S.A.". Sustaining. A wartime trip around the country to find anti-Semitism and isolationism in Boston, poor white trash in the South, delinquency and the "racial question." Good radio, and outspoken for an NBC show in 1944. An indictment of the many problems in wartime America. The author, Selden Menafee, appears on the program after the dramatization. The program was repeated April 4, 1944 (see cat. #68308). John Griggs, Joseph Boland, Norman Lloyd, William Meeder (organ), Anton M. Leader (director), Jack Costello (host), Walter Vaughn (narrator), Mildred Clinton, Zamah Cunningham, G. Swain Gordon, Joe Latham, Seldon Menafee (author, speaker), Richard McDonagh (adaptor). 29:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

62054. Words At War. February 29, 1944. Program #38. NBC net. "I Served On Bataan". Sustaining. A stark portrait of conditions for Red Cross nurses on Bataan, right after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The first 15:20 of the progrm only. Juanita Redmond (author), Tallulah Bankhead. 15:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

60738. Words At War. March 7, 1944. Program #39. NBC net. "The Weeping Wood". Sustaining. The story of rubber. The cast credits and program closing have been deleted. Vicki Baum (author), Jack Costello (host), Edgar Stehli, Karl Swenson. 29:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

60739. Words At War. March 14, 1944. Program #40. NBC net. "Science At War". Sustaining. How science has improved the art of making war, and defending against it. The cast credits and program closing have been deleted. Staats Cotsworth, Bernard Lenrow, Santos Ortega, Jack Costello (host), George W. Gray (author). 28:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

60740. Words At War. March 21, 1944. Program #41. NBC net. "Der Feuhrer". Sustaining. The "true" story of "The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion" and a history of "modern" anti-Semitism. Martin Wolfson, Norman Lloyd, Dan Ocko, Berry Kroeger, Edwin Jerome, Kermit Murdock, William Meeder (organ), Anton M. Leader (director), Jack Costello (host), Sid Cassell, Lisell Falker, Boris Marshaloff, Conrad Heyden (author), Max Ehrlich (adaptor), Gregory Morton, Junius Matthews. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

62046. Words At War. March 28, 1944. Program #42. NBC net. "A Bell For Adano". Sustaining. The story of an American soldier in charge of a small liberated Italian village, that was long remembered after the war. The book was made in a film in 1947. John Hersey (author), Jackson Beck, Lawrence Menken (adaptor), Dan Ocko, Alan Drake, John Alesino, William Meeder (music arranger, performer), Berry Kroeger, Myron McCormick, James Van Dyke, Rolfe Sedan, Nino Ruggieri, Tommy Nelo, Anton M. Leader (director). 29:39. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

68308. Words At War. April 4, 1944. NBC net. "Assignment U.S.A.". Sustaining. An indictment of the many problems in America. A wartime trip around the country to find anti-Semitism and isolationism in Boston, poor white trash in the South, delinquency and "the racial question." Good radio, and outspoken for a 1944 NBC show. Selden Menafee speaks after the drama. A repeat broadcast of a program heard February 22, 1944 (see cat. #60742). Richard McDonough (adaptor), Zamah Cunningham, Mildred Clinton, Norman Lloyd, Ken Daigneau, Joseph Boland, G. Swain Gordon, Joseph Latham, Myron McCormick (narrator), Seldon Menafee (author, speaker), Ron Griggs, Tommy Hughes, William Meeder (music arranger, performer), Anton M. Leader (director). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

62048. Words At War. May 9, 1944. NBC net. "Gunners Get Glory". Sustaining. The adventures of a naval gun crew aboard a merchant ship, torpedoed by a Nazi submarine...twice! Lloyd Went, Ruth Barry (adaptor), Lawson Zerbe, Julian Noa, Juano Hernandez, Richard Widmark, William Meeder (music arranger, performer), Frank Papp (director), Timmy Heiler (?), Stacy Harris, William Quinn, Larry Haines, Owen Jordan, Jim Boles, Arthur Kohl. 29:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

62049. Words At War. May 16, 1944. NBC net. "Lifeline". Sustaining. The story of "Screwy Louie" and other merchant sailors who keep the "lifline" open for the fighting men. Well done, exciting stories of the sea. Robert Carse (? author), Charles Newton (adaptor), Joseph Julian, Larry Haines, Joe Latham, Maurice Ellis, William Meeder (music arranger, performer), Frank Papp (director), Arthur Elmer, Tom Hoyer, Arthur Kohl, Dan Ocko, Karl Weber. 29:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

62047. Words At War. May 23, 1944. NBC net. "The Story Of Lend Lease". Sustaining. A drama-documentary that traces the history of "Lend-Lease" and attempts to answer the question, "Are we getting our money's worth?" The program very much agrees that we are. The author of the bill, Under-Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, speaks from Washington, D.C. after the drama. Ernest Chappell (narrator), Staats Cotsworth, William Meeder (music arranger, performer), Anton M. Leader (director), Cathleen Cordell, Joseph Boland, Ken Lynch, Ted Jewett, Phillip Clarke, Rolfe Sedan, Norman Rose, Madeleine Pearce, Edward Stettinius, Ben Kagen (adaptor). 29:59. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

4639. Words At War. May 30, 1944. NBC net. "The Navy Hunts The CGR 3070". Sustaining. A small yawl on submarine patrol for the Navy gets caught in a storm and is swept out to sea. Jackson Beck, Lawrence Thompson (author), Edith Sommer (adaptor), Lamont Johnson (narrator), Walter Vaughn, Walter Burke, Michael Brown, Michael Evert, William Meeder (music), Anton M. Leader (director). 28:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

62053. Words At War. June 13, 1944. NBC net. "Here Is Your War". Sustaining. Portraits of the common soldier during the North African campaign. The script was previously used on "Words At War" on November 2, 1943 (see cat. #4631). The script was previously used on "The Cvalcade Of America" on January 10, 1944 (see cat. #42282). This condensation is part of a "Twenty One Hour Salute To Five Million Bond salesman." Mason Adams, Joseph Mansfield (director), Gerald Holland (adaptor), Ernie Pyle (author). 12:10. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

4640. Words At War. June 27, 1944. NBC net. "Fair Stood The Wind For France". Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. A story of five American flyers shot down over France and the beautiful young French girl they meet. The date is subject to correction. Announced as the first show of a summer replacement series for "Fibber McGee and Molly." Carl Van Doren (host), Gerald Holland (adaptor), Berry Kroeger, Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Anton M. Leader (director), Ann Shephard, Jack Costello (announcer), H. E. Bates (author). 28:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4641. Words At War. July 4, 1944. NBC net. "War Criminals and Punishment". Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. An open letter to Adolf Hitler. A dramatization about what to do with Nazi war criminals after they're caught. Carl Van Doren (host), Jack Costello (announcer), George Creel (author), Richard McDonagh (adaptor), Ned Wever, Anton M. Leader (director), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor). 29:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4642. Words At War. July 11, 1944. NBC net. "Captain Retread". Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. A vet from the first war joins again to do his part during the second war. He finds things have changed a bit. Donald Huff (author), Gerald Holland (adaptor), Craig McDonnell, Carl Van Doren (host), Jack Costello (announcer), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Anton M. Leader (director). 28:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4643. Words At War. July 18, 1944. NBC net. "War Below Zero". Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. A group of men isolated on the Greenland icecap get a chance to rescue a downed bomber. Clifton Fadiman (host), Bernt Balkan (author), Corey Ford (author), Oliver La Farge (author), Edith Sommer (adaptor), Jack Costello (announcer), Paul Mann, Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Anton M. Leader (director), Jack Costello (announcer). 28:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4644. Words At War. July 25, 1944. NBC net. "Lost Island". Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. A troop ship arrives on a sleepy Pacific Island and completely ruins a tropical paradise. Edith Sommer (adaptor), Berry Kroeger, Charlotte Holland, Tom Bennett (composer), Milton Katims (conductor), Anton M. Leader (director), Jack Costello (announcer), Clifton Fadiman (host), James Norman Hall (author). 28:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4645. Words At War. August 1, 1944. NBC net. "Headquarters Budapest". Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. A dramatization of the actual political mess in the Balkans before the war and why World War III will possibly start here. Clifton Fadiman (host), Robert Parker (author), Anton M. Leader (director), Jack Costello (announcer). 28:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

4646. Words At War. August 8, 1944. NBC net. "The Nazis Go Underground". Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. A story about a plan hatched by Nazi industrialists to start an underground Nazi movement after the Allied victory. Clifton Fadiman (host), Curt Reese (author), Ben Kagan (adaptor), Piel Goetz (?), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Anton M. Leader (director), Jack Costello (announcer). 28:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

62043. Words At War. August 29, 1944. NBC net. "Simone". Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. A story about patriotism in occupied France. A young girl burns her uncle's garage to keep it from the approaching Nazis, and who pays the price. Clifton Fadiman (host), Jack Costello (announcer), Leon Foistrangler (? author), Marguerite Morrisey, Anton M. Leader (director), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor). 28:56. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

62044. Words At War. September 5, 1944. NBC net. "The Veteran Comes Back". Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. A look at "a major social problem of the post-war world." How does "G.I. Joe" reclaim his place in society when he returns! Clifton Fadiman (host), Jack Costello (announcer), Willard Waller (author), Ben Kagen (adaptor), Lamont Johnson, Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Anton M. Leader (director). 29:28. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

62045. Words At War. September 12, 1944. NBC net. "One-Man Air Force". Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. The story of Don Gentille, one of America's top aces of the war. Don Gentille's mother speaks after the drama from Cincinnati (in a nearly unintelligible Italian accent). Don Gentille (author), Jack Costello (nnouncer), Gerald Holland (adaptor), Lawson Zerbe, Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Anton M. Leader (director). 29:12. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

62040. Words At War. October 24, 1944. NBC net. "Still Time To Die". Sustaining. A grisly portrait of Japanese atrocities during the war against China. Also, what "really happened" during the invasion and bombing of Malta. Jack Belden (author), Ben Kagen (adaptor), Anton M. Leader (director), William Meeder (arranger, performer), Walter Vaughn. 29:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

62041. Words At War. November 14, 1944. NBC net. "One Damn Thing After Another". Sustaining. The humorous adventures of Tom Traynor, a war correspondent for NBC and the Los Angeles Times, at the battlefields of the world. The program ends with an emotional reading of the names of the men and women of the press and radio "who have given their lives in the line of duty." Tom Traynor (author), Gerald Holland (adaptor), William Janney, William Meeder (music), Anton M. Leader (director), Jack Costello (announcer). 28:50. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

62042. Words At War. November 21, 1944. NBC net. "Barriers Down". Sustaining. A veteran correspondent and president of the Associated Press campaigns against "international slander" and "the monopoly of world news." An expose of how the French, British and German news agencies controlled the news of the world and helped to start wars! Kent Cooper appears after the drama and makes an appeal for worldwide freedom of the press. The program closing has been deleted. Kent Cooper (author), Jack Costello (announcer). 28:48. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

62037. Words At War. November 28, 1944. NBC net. "Camp Follower". Sustaining. The story of an army wife determined to stay near her husband at a small town army base. Barbara Claw (author), Priscilla Kent (adaptor), Marjorie Quail, William Meeder (composer, conductor), Anton M. Leader (director), Jack Costello (announcer). 28:52. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

62038. Words At War. December 5, 1944. NBC net. "The Guys On The Ground". Sustaining. The story of the "Coughin' Coffin," a de-jinxed B-26. How ground crew members keep 'em flying with good old American know-how. Peter Martin (adaptor), Owen Jordan, Herbert Rice (director), William Meeder (composer, conductor), Jack Costello (announcer), Lawson Zerbe, James Monks, William Quinn, Larry Haines, Luis Van Rooten, Martha Falkner, Michael Fitzmaurice, Owen Jordan, Alfred Friendly (author), Frank Lovejoy. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

62039. Words At War. December 12, 1944. NBC net. "Your Schools...Your Children". Sustaining. A portrait of the sad state of race relations and intolerance among our young people. The program closing has been deleted. Marie Serkin (author), Florence Eldridge, Arnold Stang. 28:58. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

60746. Words At War. December 19, 1944. NBC net. "The Cross and The Arrow". Sustaining. The story behind a small fire made from hay. Was it Nazi sabotage or was it caused by some other reason? A confusing plot. Luis Van Rooten, Ed Begley, Jack Costello (host), William Meeder (organ), Garnet Garrison (director), Albert Maltz (author), Ben Kagan (adaptor), Dorothy Francis, Reese Taylor. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60747. Words At War. December 26, 1944. NBC net. "Scapegoats In History: History Of Bigotry In The United States". Sustaining. A Christmas story about bigotry through the ages: from biblical times to the present. Well done. Kenneth Gould (author), Bernard Lenrow (narrator), Gustavus Meyers (author), Guy Repp, Richard Keith, Gregory Morton, Jack Costello (host), William Meeder (organ), Garnet Garrison (director). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60748. Words At War. January 2, 1945. NBC net. "It's Always Tomorrow". Sustaining. "A hard-hitting book about the men and women of bomb-battered England." A well-done portrait of the British people at war. Robert St. John (author), William Quinn, Cathleen Cordell, Jack Costello (host), William Meeder (organ), Garnet Garrison (director), Martin Stern (adaptor), John Stanley, John Moore. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60749. Words At War. January 9, 1945. NBC net. "Borrowed Night". Sustaining. A well-done story about the methods the Nazis use to discover malingerers. Peter Capell, Guy Repp, Theo Goetz, Jack Costello (host), William Meeder (organ), Anton M. Leader (director), Norman Winter (adaptor), William Malten, Oscar Ray (? author), Luis Van Rooten, Fred Hitt, E. A. Krumschmidt, Herbert Bergoff, Sid Cassell, Helen Coulet. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60750. Words At War. January 16, 1945. NBC net. "Verdict On India". Sustaining. A well-written condemnation of the British rule in India. Jackson Beck, Ed Begley, Joe DeSantis, Jack Costello (host), William Meeder (organ), Anton M. Leader (director), Edward Jurist (adaptor), William Thornton, Bertram Tanswell, Beverly Nichols (author), Horace Braham, Rolly Bester, Donald Morrison. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60751. Words At War. January 23, 1945. NBC net. "Story Of A Secret State". Sustaining. An eyewitness account of the activities of the Polish underground. Well done, good radio! Luis Van Rooten, Jan Karski (author), Joseph Wiseman, Morton Da Costa, Karl Swenson, Jack Costello (host), William Meeder (organ), Anton M. Leader (director), Ben Kagan (adaptor). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60744. Words At War. February 13, 1945. Program #36. NBC net. "What To Do With Germany". Sustaining. A program set in the future (1985) that was broadcast on the opening day of the Yalta Conference. Now that Americans are slaves of Germany, a look back at how Germany won World War III! Harsh proposals for Germany and Germans, just a few months before the end of the European war. Julian Noa, Peter Fernandez, Jack Costello (host), William Meeder (organ), Anton M. Leader (director), Edward Jurist (adaptor), Louis Nizer (author), Craig McDonnell. 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

46090. Words At War. February 20, 1945. NBC net. "Battle Report". Sustaining. The story of a sub-tender, the U. S. S. Canopus, which was deliberately sunk by the Navy during the battle for Bataan and Corregidor. The story of how "The Old Lady" and the "foot-sailors" fought the invading Japs. Well told...good radio! Anne Seymour, Edwin Jerome, Jack Costello (host), William Meeder (organ), Anton M. Leader (director), Welborn Kelly (author), Walter Karig (author). 29:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

46091. Words At War. February 27, 1945. NBC net. "The Bid Was Four Hearts". Sustaining. The story is based on the book "The Four Fathers." The story of the four chaplains who gave their lives on the U. S. S. Dorchester as she was sinking. Well done...good radio! Martin Blaine, Jack Costello (host), William Meeder (organ), Anton M. Leader (director), Elwood C. Nantz (author), Harold Huber, James Monks, Carl Emory, Lamont Johnson, Timothy Mulvey (adaptor), Ted Jewett. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

46088. Words At War. March 6, 1945. NBC net. "The Rainbow". Sustaining. The graphic story of the Nazi occupation of a small village in the Ukraine. Strong stuff! The bood won the "Stalin Prize. Earl Hammond, Kermit Murdock, Jack Costello (host), William Meeder (organ), Anton M. Leader (director), Stanley Field (adaptor), Wanda Wandalevska (author), Peter Capell, Eda Reiss Merin, Frances Chaney, Janet Dowling. 29:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

46093. Words At War. March 13, 1945. NBC net. "Can Do". Sustaining. The story of the Seabees (Navy Construction Battalions). William Bradford Huie (author), Steve Allen (adaptor), Richard Keith, Larry Haines, Joe DeSantis, Jim Boles, Bernard Lenrow, Jack Costello (host), William Meeder (organ), Garnet Garrison (director), Charles Webster (narrator), Barton Yarborough. 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60745. Words At War. March 20, 1945. Program #37. NBC net. "Tomorrow We'll Sing". Sustaining. An Italian-American soldier stationed in the re-conquered part of Italy tries to show the local farmers what American Democracy is all about. "Variety: has just called the program "one of the most outstanding programs on radio." The story title may be "Tomorrow Will Sing." Louis Sorin, Joseph Curtin, Larry Haines, Elliott Arnold (author), Peter Capell, Bernard Lenrow, Bryna Raeburn, Jack Costello (host), William Meeder (organ), Garnet Garrison (director), Edward Jurist (adaptor). 29:36. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

92152. Words At War. March 27, 1945. NBC net. "Banshee Harvest". Sustaining. A story of rural Ireland during the war, still fighting the battles of long ago. The common man struggles to earn a decent living...and loses. William Meader (music), Anton M. Leader (director), Jack Costello (announcer, billed as John Patrick Costello), Jim Phelan (author), Gerald Hollander (adaptor), Mary Jane Higby, Martin Begley, John Moore, John Connery, Joe Latham, Alfred Shirley, Spencer Bentley, John McQuade, John McBryde. 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92153. Words At War. April 3, 1945. NBC net. "Full Employment In A Free Society". Sustaining. The announcer says that this series is, "One of the most significant on the air." On the road to the post-war world, Mr. Beveridge's plans are dramatized as the only way to avoid another Depression. He calls for a "planned economy" so that the "Four Evils" will be abolished (Want, Disease, Ignorance, Squalor). William Beveridge (author), Ben Kagan (adaptor), Ted Jewett (narrator), Jack Arthur, Martin Wolfson, Humphrey Davis, William Meader (music), Anton M. Leader (director), Harold Young, Abbe Lewis, Edith Tackner, Jason Johnson, Lon Clark, Joseph Boland. 29:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92161. Words At War. April 10, 1945. NBC net. "Apartment In Athens". Sustaining. A Greek businessman decides to invite a Nazi officer to live in his apartment...a big mistake. Once a German, always a German! Glenway Wescott (author), Phyllis Parker (adaptor), Ronnie Liss, Wendell Holmes, Peter Capell, Betty Kane, Jean Elkins. 28:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

92160. Words At War. April 17, 1945. NBC net. "They Left The Back Door Open". Sustaining. The story of Bill Donaldson a hero who deserted from the British Army to fight against Franco in Spain. Lionel S. B. Shapiro (author), Edward Jurist (adaptor), William Meader (music), Anton M. Leader (director), Brent Sergeant, Bill Donaldson. 30:02. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92431. Words At War. April 24, 1945. Program #43. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Brave Men". A program originally broadcast shortly after the death of Ernie Pyle (who died April 18, 1945). Portraits of the American G.I., taken from Ernie's last book. Superb radio...one of the best shows in a great series. AFRS program name: "This Is The Story." See cat. #92159 for a network version of this broadcast. Gerald Holland (adaptor), Tom Glazer (balladeer), William Meader (music), Garnet Garrison (director), Karl Swenson, Martin Wolfson (narrator), Jim Boles, Walter Kinsella, Paul Mann, Jeffrey Bryant, Carl Emory, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer), Ernie Pyle (author). 29:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92159. Words At War. April 24, 1945. NBC net. "Brave Men". Sustaining. A program added to the program's schedule on short notice after the death of Ernie Pyle (on April 18, 1945). Portraits of the American G.I., taken from Ernie's last book. Superb radio...one of the best shows in a great series. This is a network version of cat. #92431. Larry Haines, Tom Glazer (balladeer), William Meader (music), Garnet Garrison (director), Karl Swenson, Martin Wolfson (narrator), Jim Boles, Walter Kinsella, Paul Mann, Jeffrey Bryant, Carl Emory, Ernie Pyle (author), Gerald Holland (adaptor). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92158. Words At War. May 1, 1945. NBC net. "The Hide-Out". Sustaining. A psychological study about a man who tried to run away from himself. A Czech inventor hides from the Nazis in a basement. excellent radio! Arnold Moss (narrator), William Meader (music), Joe DeSantis, Jim Boles, Garnet Garrison (director), Egon Hostovsky (author), Ben Kagan (adaptor), Norma Chambers, Joan Shea, Edgar Stehli. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92157. Words At War. May 15, 1945. NBC net. "The Road To Serfdom". Sustaining. Should there be government planning after the war? An excellent docu-drama explaining a complex economic and political theory. Friedrich Hayek (author), William Meader (music), Jack Wilson (adaptor), Garnet Garrison (director). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92156. Words At War. May 22, 1945. NBC net. "Wartime Racketeers". Sustaining. A portrait of black marketeers and other crooks and frauds on the home front. Jack Wilson (adaptor), Garnet Garrison (director), Luis Van Rooten, Jackson Beck, Friedrich Hayek (author), William Meader (music). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92155. Words At War. May 29, 1945. NBC net. "Soldier To Civilian". Sustaining. A drama about the re-adjustments a soldier must face after life in the service. Rafe Blau (adaptor), Robert Harris, William Meader (music), Garnet Garrison (director), Frances Heflin, Ethel Everett, Eleanor Audley, Joseph Boland, Frank Butler, Ken Dainyu (?), Tom Hoyer, Ted Jewett, George Pratt (author), Mason Adams. 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92154. Words At War. June 5, 1945. NBC net. "My Country". Sustaining. The entire program is performed in verse. A moving, patriotic work...a sound portrait in words. Excellent radio! The program is announced as the last show of the series. "A Poem Of America." Russell Davenport (author, adaptor), Anne Seymour, Martin Blain, Mason Adams, William Meader (music), Anton M. Leader (director), Marguerite Morrisey, Berry Kroeger, Lamont Johnson, Gregory Morton, Karl Swenson. 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 83 programs.