The Home Front – Audio Drama 1940’s War Years

1940s.org presents the eight part documentary “The Home Front: The Drama of the War Years : Music – People – Events”

Released in 1994, this 5-1/2 hour audio documentary is quite informative and very entertaining as it takes you through the political, military and entertainment events of the war years, and the effects on the lives and culture of everyday Americans.

The Home Front takes the years out of the history books and brings them to life with the music, news radio soundbites, and commercials of the era.

Listen below to The Home Front Part 1 – Nazis & Martians (1938-39), The Home Front Part 2 – London Calling (1940), The Home Front Part 3 – The Arsenal of Democracy (1941), The Home Front Part 4 – The U.S. at War (1942), The Home Front Part 5 – Give Til it Hurts (1942), The Home Front Part 6 – GI Joe (1943), The Home Front Part 7 – Liberation (1944), and The Home Front Part 8 –  Victory (1945)

An excellent commentary on WWII history, and a real treasure. Enjoy!

The Home Front Part 1 – Nazis and Martians (1938-39)

The Home Front Part 2 – London Calling (1940)

The Home Front Part 3 – The Arsenal of Democracy (1941)

The Home Front Part 4 – The U.S. at War (1942)

The Home Front Part 5 – Give Til it Hurts (1942)

The Home Front Part 6 – GI Joe (1943)

The Home Front Part 7 – Liberation (1944)

The Home Front Part 8 – Victory (1945)

Profile photo of Paul
A determined contributor to the memory and preservation of a decade.

7 Comments

  1. January 15, 2012, 3:15 pm   /  Reply

    I love this series, one of the greatest radio documentaries ever. 

  2. Profile photo of elscotto
    March 13, 2012, 8:09 pm   /  Reply

    Received this set as a gift from my grandfather many years ago, and to this day it may be my favorite form of entertainment.

  3. Profile photo of Baxter Bailey
    March 14, 2012, 6:11 am   /  Reply

    It really is very well done and I could listen to it over and over (and over!).

  4. Christine
    July 26, 2012, 3:39 pm   /  Reply

    I really enjoyed the Home Front well put together. I will refer to friends that love the 1940’s as I do.

  5. Mickey B
    April 23, 2013, 1:34 am   /  Reply

    Fabulous series, is there any way to purchase and/or download it?

  6. Barbara G
    December 28, 2014, 7:21 am   /  Reply

    I was born 08/25/1940 So these timeline facts of history are interesting and important to me.

  7. ShariD
    November 10, 2015, 6:44 pm   /  Reply

    I just spent the better part of my day listening to this series, from start to end. I turned it on about 10:30 this morning and I just finished it up at 6:15 pm. It was one of the most entertaining days I have ever spent at home alone, while my husband is at work, and I am home permanently disabled and unable to do much more than read, watch movies on TV or listen to these kinds of programs.
    It may sound like “the life” to some, to be forced to stay home and lounge around reading and watching the television all day every day, while getting a check every month deposited in my bank account, but I can assure you it’s not. I’d so much rather be able to work at the career I worked so hard for two years to learn and dearly loved for 15 more, and participate in all the hobbies that my husband and I used to enjoy together, than stay home in the most luxurious surroundings watching every movie I’ve ever loved, or reading every book I’ve ever loved. It’s ever so frustrating and deeply depressing.
    But, the War years and those immediately following to the beginning of the 50’s, have been of great interest to me for a very long time, even before I had to stop working, and anytime I can find something combining the social homefront history with the military, I am a happy person!
    Thank you so very much for providing these programs for us to enjoy at our leisure! So very much appreciated! I’m sure that I will be back again for another listen, and more than once!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>