Words At War

June 24, 1943 to June 5, 1945
98 episodes known to exist
Words At War was a historical radio show which ran from June 24, 1943 to June 5, 1945.
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Dates
Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
June 24, 1943 - July 1, 1943
Words At War
2
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2
July 10, 1943 - August 28, 1943
Words At War
9
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3
September 2, 1943 - May 30, 1944
Words At War
40
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4
June 27, 1944 - October 3, 1944
Words At War
15
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5
October 10, 1944 - June 5, 1945
Words At War
32
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Words At War
June 24, 1943 - July 1, 1943
2 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
June 24, 1943 
Combined Operations 
 
29:20 

 
July 1, 1943 
One World 
Wendel Wilke 
29:30 

 
Words At War
July 10, 1943 - August 28, 1943
9 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
July 10, 1943 
They Call It Pacific 
 
29:30 

 
July 17, 1943 
The Last Days of Sevestopol 
Several drop-outs 
30:00 

 
July 24, 1943 
The Ship 
 
30:00 

 
July 31, 1943 
Firm Hands, Silent Poeple 
 
29:50 

 
August 7, 1943 
Prisoner of the Japs 
 
29:30 

 
August 14, 1943 
Love At First Flight 
 
29:30 

 
August 19, 1943 
Last Days of Sevestopol 
This is actually the first show of the new Thursday Fall series ... it overlaped the summer series 
29:40 

 
10 
August 21, 1943 
Malta Spitfire 
 
29:40 

 
11 
August 28, 1943 
Burma Surgeon 
 
29:40 

 
Words At War
September 2, 1943 - May 30, 1944
40 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
12 
September 2, 1943 
Dynamate Cargo 
Jackson Beck 
29:30 

 
13 
September 9, 1943 
Free Lands 
 
30:00 

 
14 
September 16, 1943 
Since You Went Away 
 
29:40 

 
15 
September 23, 1943 
They Shall Not Have Me 
 
29:40 

 
16 
September 30, 1943 
Battle Hymn of China 
 
29:50 

 
17 
October 5, 1943 
Eighty Three Days 
Show moves to Tuesdays 11:30 - 12:00 mid. 
29:30 

 
18 
October 12, 1943 
Paris Underground 
 
29:50 

 
19 
October 19, 1943 
Shortcut to Tokyo 
Christmas Program 
29:30 

 
20 
October 26, 1943 
Who Dare to Live 
 
30:00 

 
21 
November 2, 1943 
Here Is Your War 
By Ernie Pyle 
29:50 

 
22 
November 9, 1943 
To All Hands 
 
29:50 

 
23 
November 16, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
24 
November 23, 1943 
Escape From the Balkins 
Robert St. John 
29:50 

 
25 
November 30, 1943 
Hail Caesar (el Duce) 
 
29:50 

 
26 
December 7, 1943 
Book of War Letters 
 
29:40 

 
27 
December 14, 1943 
Mother America 
"Bill of Rights Week" Jackson Beck, Bernard Lenrow 
30:20 

 
28 
December 21, 1943 
Log Book-British Merchant Marine 
 
30:00 

 
29 
December 28, 1943 
Ninth Commandment-Invasion of Holland 
 
30:00 

 
30 
January 4, 1944 
They Shall Inherit the Earth 
"What are we doing to the children of the world?" Richard Stark, Roger De Koven, Sarah Fussell 
28:00 

 
31 
January 11, 1944 
Eighty Three Days 
 
29:20 

 
32 
January 18, 1944 
War Tide 
 
29:30 

 
33 
January 25, 1944 
Condition Red 
 
29:30 

 
34 
February 1, 1944 
White Brigade 
 
29:30 

 
35 
February 8, 1944 
George Washington Carver 
Fredric March, Canada Lee 
29:40 

 
36 
February 15, 1944 
The New Sun 
 
29:40 

 
37 
February 22, 1944 
Assignment Usa 
 
29:30 

 
38 
February 29, 1944 
I Served On Bataan 
Talulah Bankhead Part 1 only 
14:50 

 
39 
March 7, 1944 
Weeping Wood 
Abrupt ending 
28:40 

 
40 
March 14, 1944 
Science At War 
 
30:00 

 
41 
March 21, 1944 
Der Feuhrer 
 
29:40 

 
42 
March 28, 1944 
A Bell For Adano 
 
30:00 

 
43 
April 4, 1944 
Assignment Usa 
This program was a repeat of 2-22 because of comments about it made by Variety Magazine. 
29:50 

 
44 
April 11, 1944 
Wild River 
 
29:20 

 
45 
April 18, 1944 
Silence of the Seas 
 
30:00 

 
46 
April 25, 1944 
Tarawa 
First half only 
15:00 

 
47 
May 2, 1944 
Curtain Rises 
 
29:50 

 
48 
May 9, 1944 
Gunners Get Glory 
 
29:40 

 
49 
May 16, 1944 
Lifeline 
 
29:50 

 
50 
May 23, 1944 
Lend Lease: Weapon For Victory 
 
30:00 

 
51 
May 30, 1944 
The Navy Hunts the Cgr 3070 
 
29:20 

 
Words At War
June 27, 1944 - October 3, 1944
15 episodes known to exist
Tuesdays 9: 30 - 10
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
52 
June 27, 1944 
Fair Stood the Winds of France 
 
30:00 

 
53 
July 4, 1944 
War Criminals and Punishment 
Independence Day Program 
30:00 

 
54 
July 11, 1944 
Captain Retread 
 
29:50 

 
55 
July 18, 1944 
War Below Zero 
Clifton Fadiman fills in for Carl Van Doren 
30:00 

 
56 
July 25, 1944 
Lost Island 
Clifton Fadiman fills in for Carl Van Doren 
29:30 

 
57 
August 1, 1944 
Headquarters Budapest 
Clifton Fadiman fills in for Carl Van Doren 
29:50 

 
58 
August 8, 1944 
Nazi's Go Underground 
Clifton Fadiman fills in for Carl Van Doren 
29:50 

 
59 
August 15, 1944 
Heaven Below/china Looks Forward 
Part One Only ..."Heaven Below" Clifton Fadiman fills in for Carl Van Doren 
15:00 

 
60 
August 22, 1944 
Pastoral 
Clifton Fadiman fills in for Carl Van Doren 
30:00 

 
61 
August 29, 1944 
Simone 
Clifton Fadiman fills in for Carl Van Doren 
29:30 

 
62 
September 5, 1944 
The Veteran Comes Back 
 
29:50 

 
63 
September 12, 1944 
One Man Air Force 
 
29:50 

 
64 
September 19, 1944 
The Time For Decision 
 
29:39 

 
65 
September 26, 1944 
Journey Through Chaos 
 
29:40 

 
66 
October 3, 1944 
Pacific Victory, 1945 
 
29:20 

 
Words At War
October 10, 1944 - June 5, 1945
32 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
67 
October 10, 1944 
The Veteran Comes Back 
 
29:30 

 
68 
October 17, 1944 
War, Criminals and Punishment 
 
30:00 

 
69 
October 24, 1944 
Still Time to Die 
 
29:50 

 
70 
October 31, 1944 
Return of the Traveler 
Second half only 
14:50 

 
71 
November 14, 1944 
One Thing After Another 
Show of 11-7 Pre-empted for Election Results 
29:30 

 
72 
November 21, 1944 
Barriers Down 
 
29:40 

 
73 
November 28, 1944 
Camp Follower 
 
29:40 

 
74 
December 5, 1944 
The Guys On the Ground 
 
29:20 

 
75 
December 12, 1944 
Your School, Your Children 
 
29:20 

 
76 
December 19, 1944 
The Cross and the Arrow 
Christmas Program 
29:10 

 
77 
December 26, 1944 
Scape Goats in History/history of Bigotry in the United States 
Christmas Program Narrator: Bernard Lenrow 
28:50 

 
78 
January 2, 1945 
It's Always Bright Tomorrow 
 
30:00 

 
79 
January 9, 1945 
Borrowed Nights 
 
30:00 

 
80 
January 16, 1945 
Verdict On India 
 
30:00 

 
81 
January 23, 1945 
The Story of a Secret State 
 
29:30 

 
82 
February 6, 1945 
Ten Escape From Tojo 
Part two only Show of 1-30 Pre-empted for Special Broadcast 
14:50 

 
83 
February 13, 1945 
What to Do with Germany 
 
29:30 

 
84 
February 20, 1945 
Battle Report: Pearl Harbor to the Coral Sea 
Author: Welborn Kelly 
29:30 

 
85 
February 27, 1945 
Faith of Our Fathers 
 
30:00 

 
86 
March 6, 1945 
Rainbow 
 
30:00 

 
87 
March 13, 1945 
Can Do 
 
30:00 

 
88 
March 20, 1945 
Tomorrow We'll See 
 
30:00 

 
89 
March 27, 1945 
Banshee Harvest 
 
29:30 

 
90 
April 3, 1945 
Full Employment in a Free Society 
 
29:30 

 
91 
April 10, 1945 
Apartment in Athens 
Clipped ending 
29:00 

 
92 
April 17, 1945 
They Left the Back Door Open 
 
29:30 

 
93 
April 24, 1945 
Brave Men 
Ernie Pyle Tribute 
29:30 

 
94 
May 1, 1945 
The Hide Out 
Arnold Moss 
29:30 

 
95 
May 15, 1945 
The Road to Curftom 
Louie Van Rooten Show of 5-8 Prempted for Victory in Europe special Incomplete-missing second disc (10 minutes). 
20:35 

 
96 
May 22, 1945 
Wartime Racketeers 
 
29:30 

 
97 
May 29, 1945 
Soldier to Civilian 
 
29:20 

 
98 
June 5, 1945 
My Country 
Final Show of the Series 
29:30 

 
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