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D-Day Radio Thread June 6, 1944
archive.org ^ | 6/6/44

Posted on 06/06/2014 1:37:05 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson

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I will be posting radio broadcasts throughout the day. A time stamp is embedded in the url address for most of the recordings. At about 8 ½ minutes into the 0330 CBS broadcast Robert Trout mentions that they began a tour of the CBS studio at “3 o’clock in the morning – 35 minutes ago.” So that marks the time stamps as Eastern War Time, equivalent to today’s Eastern Daylight Time. Normally that is 5 hours earlier than London and Normandy time, but in 1944 England was on British Double Daylight time. That makes for a 6 hour difference between London and New York. In other words, ALL TIMES E.S.T. - HJS.


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1 posted on 06/06/2014 1:37:05 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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0300-Unconfirmed (German) reports of invasion

0330-Communiques #1 – John Snagge, BBC

0330-CBS News broadcast

0332-NBC News broadcast

0400-NBC News broadcast

0415-CBS News broadcast

0415-NBC News broadcast

0500-CBS News broadcast

Your title here

2 posted on 06/06/2014 1:39:11 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

That last one is supposed to say “0540 - CBS News broadcast.”


3 posted on 06/06/2014 1:42:47 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Pontiac

Bump for later.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 1:42:54 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

BTTT

And thanks for the thread Homer, will get back to it this afternoon.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


5 posted on 06/06/2014 2:05:35 AM PDT by alfa6
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Hmm? I wonder how the allies are dealing with the German cross channel guns at Pas de Calais? They could really inflict serious damage to the invasion fleet. Weather reports yesterday were poor so perhaps commanders are hoping the fleet will be hidden from those big guns by rain and fog?


6 posted on 06/06/2014 2:15:06 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

ping


7 posted on 06/06/2014 3:08:36 AM PDT by not2be4gotten.com
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Bump


8 posted on 06/06/2014 3:35:15 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

The 4:15 NBC link is the famous “Snooty” broadcast, first report from a correspondent who’d been with the initial Paratroop attack. That C47 is still around.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 4:02:17 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Homer....awesome job.....than ks and kudos!!!I’ll be “listening” all day..


10 posted on 06/06/2014 4:28:16 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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That’s an amazing report..clear, concise...the amount of information he provides is staggering...the guy (Wright Bryan) is a consummate pro.


11 posted on 06/06/2014 4:36:42 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Good morning..

I stumbled across this:

http://www.speakingofradio.com/those-were-the-days-encore/

Seems to be the complete broadcast day....

Best,

Ken


12 posted on 06/06/2014 4:38:02 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Thank you for posting this!

BOOKMARK!!


13 posted on 06/06/2014 4:56:21 AM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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That is fantastic history....thank you so much Homer.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 4:59:08 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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bump for later listening...


15 posted on 06/06/2014 5:12:50 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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0900-CBS World News Today

0900-NBC News broadcast

0927-CBS News broadcast

0930-NBC News broadcast

1000-CBS Valiant Lady program – Buy War Bonds

1015-CBS-Light of the World

16 posted on 06/06/2014 5:59:32 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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...began landing Allied armies this morning on the northern coast of France...

Sent chills up my spine.

17 posted on 06/06/2014 7:18:09 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

this is awesome!! thank you for doing this!!


18 posted on 06/06/2014 7:21:45 AM PDT by shoedog
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This is the site I found with the complete day

https://archive.org/details/Complete_Broadcast_Day_D-Day


19 posted on 06/06/2014 7:24:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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16:30 on the 0330 CBS Broadcast, the reporter from England says that while he had bristled at the censorship, “my loyalty and responsibility to you back home is overridden by my loyalty and responsibility to the soldiers on this boat.”

That’s a line that should be etched in stone at the entrance of every journalist’s office, and should be the opening of every college journalism textbook.


20 posted on 06/06/2014 7:41:55 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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