By its own admission, the year was one characterised by war. Actual news sound bites share stories of crime and punishment, bravery and survival, and the election of a new pope.
War threatened in Europe as German trooops moved through Poland. Headlines blazed the news of a rescue of people from a sunken ship at the hands of U-boats. Summer brought happy events surrounding the world of sports. But tragedy strikes when an amusement park attraction malfunctions. The royal family visits, captivating the nation.
In science news, the planet Mars passed at its nearest to the earth, and radio signals were attempted to bounce off its surface. Will there be a return radio echo? Relive those tense moments. The Yankees are led to win he World Series by Joe Dimaggio. Calendar manufactureres are up in arms over the change to the date of Thanksgiving. However, hhousewives support he presidential decision.
Hitler is still on the move to lay claim to Poland and other territories. How will the powers of Europe respond? The open defiance seems to remain at a stalemate. How willl Americans respond to England Calling?
Speeches from kings, prime ministers, presidents, and world leaders tell the sentiments at the spreading threat. A war of nerves has begun, if not a total war.