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Welcome to Historic Voices Podcast: Global History and Culture. Learn from the past through voices that made history. The podcast brings voices from the past that make history alive through personal accounts, public speeches, and entertainment programs.  Their voices are political leaders, ordinary citizens who lived during extraordinary times, and entertainers who helped Americans live through difficult times.  I provide a short introduction to the recording and another at the end to provide historical context.

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Sep 18, 2017

The Armistice of Cassibile was an armistice signed on 3 September 1943 by Walter Bedell Smith and Giuseppe Castellano, and made public on 8 September, between the Kingdom of Italy and the Allies of World War II. It was signed at a conference of generals from both sides in an Allied military camp at Cassibile in Sicily,...


Sep 18, 2017

The participation of Italy in World War Two was characterized by a complex framework of ideology, politics, and diplomacy, while its military actions were often heavily influenced by external factors. 


Sep 18, 2017

In this podcast episode, we feature Walter Winchell and his news broadcast that included information about Italy surrendering during World War Two.

The imperial ambitions of the Italian Fascist regime aspired to restore the Roman Empire in North Africa and the Mediterranean were partially met with the annexation of...


Sep 2, 2017

(Video from the U.S. National Archives) 8:36 minutes The newsreel provides a brief summary of the aggressions by Japan during World War Two, the involvement of the U.S. and other nations to oppose them, and Japan's final defeat. The war ended August 2, 1945 and then one month later on September 2, 1945 Japan signed the...