May 27, 2014
"One of the most outstanding programs in radio" - Variety.
"The boldest and hardest-hitting program of 1944" - New York Times.
Words at War ran just two years, from June 1943 to June 1945. Its theme was World War II. Novels and short stories were featured, as were non-fiction war correspondents like Ernie Pyle.
In this episode, host Carl Van Doren presents Fair Stood the Wind for France, which is both a war story and a love story, and is considered one of the very best shows of the series. It first aired on June 27, 1944.