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!

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5 Comments

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

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

  2. Avatar 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. Avatar of
    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?

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