I Have Returned
Douglas MacArthur

General MacArthur made this dramatic radio broadcast to the Filipino people a few minutes after he and his troops landed in Red Beach, Leyte. The words "I have returned" references the now-iconic pledge he made in 1942 ("I shall return"), when ordered to leave his command post in the Philippines and head for Australia.

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Douglas MacArthur: I Have Returned

October 20, 1944 (almost 73 years ago)

General MacArthur made this dramatic radio broadcast to the Filipino people a few minutes after he and his troops landed in Red Beach, Leyte. The words "I have returned" references the now-iconic pledge he made in 1942 ("I shall return"), when ordered to leave his command post in the Philippines...

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Robert Menzies: Modern Science and Civilization

March 5, 1958 (over 59 years ago)

Robert Menzies talks about the rightful place of modern science in civilization in context of the rapid technological developments occurring in the Soviet Union at the time.

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Robert Menzies: The Achievements of Democracy

November 6, 1942 (over 74 years ago)

Robert Menzies reflects on the good fruits that democracy has yielded, notwithstanding its practical inefficiencies and corruptions.

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Robert Menzies: The Law and the Citizen

June 12, 1942 (about 75 years ago)

Robert Menzies talks about the inherent gravity of Constitutional matters and the dangers that lie in not according these issues the thought they are due.

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Robert Menzies: The Nature of Democracy

October 23, 1942 (almost 75 years ago)

Robert Menzies begins a series of broadcasts about democracy by seeking its essential definition amongst the many different connotations that had come to be attached to the term.

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Robert Menzies: Sea Power

September 18, 1942 (almost 75 years ago)

Former Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies tackles military strategy and explains why establishing naval power was as relevant as ever, aircraft technology notwithstanding.

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Robert Menzies: The Task of Democracy

November 13, 1942 (over 74 years ago)

Robert Menzies identifies two objectives that need to be met in order to establish democracy in the post-war world.

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Robert Menzies: The Moral Element in Total War

August 21, 1942 (almost 75 years ago)

Robert Menzies talks about the moral demands of a nation at war.

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Robert Menzies: Schools and War

October 16, 1942 (almost 75 years ago)

Former Prime Minister Robert Menzies categorizes education as an essential though non-military need of the Australian nation in a time of war.

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Robert Menzies: The Function Of the Opposition in Parliament

May 8, 1942 (about 75 years ago)

Robert Menzies talks about the importance of maintaining an attitude of honest and open debate in Parliament.

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