Old fashioned radio


We interrupt this program....

During the course of World War 2, listeners often heard this phrase cut into their favorite radio shows. Information about defeats and victories was provided to those on the homefront via the wonders of wireless. Your task is to play the part of a radio announcer and record a 2 - 5 minute (minimum and maximum) report on one of the following events of the war:
  • Operation Market Garden
  • The Bataan Death March
  • The Doolittle raid
  • The invasion of Poland
  • The Battle of Guadalcanal
  • German V-1/V-2 rocket attacks
  • The death of Yamamoto
  • The Battle of Iwo Jima
  • The Battle of Okinawa
  • The attempted assassination of Hitler
  • Operation Overlord
  • The Dunkirk evacuation
  • Japanese internments in the USA
  • The Battle of Britain
  • The battles of El Alamein
  • The invasion of France
  • the Casablanca conference
  • The Yalta conference
  • The Battle of the Atlantic
  • The death of Mussolini
  • The Battle of Stalingrad
  • The Battle of Midway
  • The Battle of the Bulge
  • The Battle of Leyte Gulf
  • Operation Barbarossa
  • The attack on Pearl Harbor
  • The atomic bomb attacks
  • The allied invasions of Sicily & Anzio
  • Operation Olympic
  • The death of Roosevelt
Links that students provided on these topics are located here!!
  • You may record on a standard cassette or CD and are welcome to use sound effects to enhance the story. 
  • You are required to include a first-hand account as told by someone who was at or near the event.
  • In your presentation (and as a good journalist) you should address the 5 W's:
  • When Who Where What Why

  • Elements that are always great "additions" include statistics and numbers and detailed descriptions of the events and their aftermaths. Keep in mind, however, that you are reporting for radio, and thus no visual cue can be used!
  • You will be required to turn in a typed version of your script before you do your presentation (so it will be a good idea to print out 2 of them). You will not be allowed to present without one!!