PastPorte: A Time Travelling Podcast

PastPorte: A Time Travelling Podcast

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Be sent tumbling back in time to experience some of the most crucial, compelling and misunderstood moments in history. EPISODE 5 | JOHNNY, GET YOUR GUN On 2 April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson went to Congress to seek permission to declare war. He was met with tumultuous applause and on 6 April 1917 America finally entered the conflict. A new drama from Martyn Wade – ENTER THE PEACE BROKER – brings America’s journey into war vividly alive. Based on first-hand accounts – diaries, letters and contemporary press coverage – it is a compelling story of duplicity and diplomatic intrigue, of colourful personalities engaged in great power politics, and of secret communications between Washington, London and Berlin set against the backdrop of war. FEBRUARY 1917. President Wilson orders the arming of merchant ships as America drifts ever closer to war. On 2 April 1917, President Wilson addresses Congress and on 6 April America declares war on Germany. But has help come too late? Britain sends Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Washington to press the Allied cause. CAST (IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE) LORD NORTHCLIFFE – Henry Goodman | KURT RIEZLER – Gunnar Cauthery | COLONEL HOUSE – Nathan Osgood | WILLIAM HINES PAGE – William Hope | EDITH WILSON – Laurel Lefkow | COUNT VON BERNSTORFF – Chris Pavlo | FRANCES STEVENSON – Tuppence Middleton | AJ BALFOUR – Tim Woodward CREDITS Script consultant – Professor Sir Hew Strachan | Producer – Catriona Oliphant | Director – Elizabeth Rigbey | Sound design – David Chilton | Songs performed by Jessica Walker, with James Holmes on piano A ChromeRadio Production 2017 | With thanks to the Rothermere Foundation #History #WW1

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