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Air Raid

Air Raid

Broadcast: March 10, 1957
Added: May 07 2015

In 1938 (19 years before this broadcast) CBS Radio Workshop was honored to produce Air Raid, a new verse play written especially for it by the distinguished American poet, Archibald MacLeish. In this work MacLeish foresaw the nature of World War II and prophesied that it would be waged against defenceless civilians.

 

"You have one thought tonight and only one: Will there be war? Has war come?Is Europe burning from the Tiber to the Somme? You think you hear the sudden double thudding of the drum, You don't though . . ".

Written in 1938 by Archibald MacLeish (May 7, 1892 – April 20, 1982)