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Tagged with “history” (4)

  1. “We are Coming by Day and by Night”

    This post is a reading of the text of a leaflet dropped on Nazi Germany by RAF bombers in the Summer of 1942. Although famed Strategic Bomber visionary Arthur "Bomber" Harris signed it, he subsequently denied its authorship.

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  2. A Letter to My Old Master, by Jourdon Anderson, read by Walter O’Hara

    In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdon Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdon — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family — responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below (a letter which, according to newspapers at the time, he dictated).

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    This weeks podcast welcomes Walt O’Hara by HistoryMysteryBoo’ name=’description

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  4. John and Abigal Adams Correspondence, Letter 001

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    The correspondence between John and Abigal Adams is astonishing for its length and historical value. They wrote to each other constantly during their long periods of separation and one can see an almost daily tide of events from their courtship in 1762 to the Presidency. Here I attempt to do an occasional read from the historical archive with the assistance of Julie Bellam.

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