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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.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: milhist; realtime; worldwarii
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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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To: ArmstedFragg

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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To: Homer_J_Simpson

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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To: Homer_J_Simpson

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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To: ken5050

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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To: Homer_J_Simpson

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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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Great job HJS. Thanks for the detail, thanks for going that extra mile you put into this, and all your posts 70 + years. It IS very much appreciated.


21 posted on 06/06/2014 8:16:08 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

The long radio broadcasts are repeating the same things, and repeating the same speculation and spin over the same few facts, and repeating the same background information. In the meantime, a few pieces of new information trickle in, and is subject to the same repetitive “analysis.”

Other than having video, it appears that news coverage of major events has not changed a bit.


22 posted on 06/06/2014 8:34:38 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

I always appreciate the effort you put in your interesting posts.


23 posted on 06/06/2014 11:10:34 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson; colorado tanker; Tax-chick

The start of the 0900 NBC broadcast calls the invasion “the most closely guarded secret of the war.”

Well, the most closely guarded secret the reporter knows of, anyway. I think the Japanese will learn of a more “closely guarded secret” next August. And the world won’t learn of another really well guarded secret until about 1980 or so.


24 posted on 06/06/2014 11:41:37 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: henkster

A few years ago, I listened to the entire day....I just sat back and imagined how it must have been back then, before anyone really knew if it would succeed or not, and how anxious everyone listening must have been.


25 posted on 06/06/2014 11:44:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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I learned in the last couple of years or so that Darryl Zanuck, who produced The Longest Day, intended it as an anti-war movie, that if people knew how bloody awful that battle was the American people would never go to war again.

Didn't turn out that way.

26 posted on 06/06/2014 11:57:34 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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I’ve been listening to it off and on while at work today. (Good thing I can pretty much do what I want at work). But having read Homer’s daily NYT posts, I’ve gotten a sense of the tension built up before invasion. As I’d posted earlier, just hearing the phrase “began landing on the northern coast of France” sent chills up my spine, and brought a tear to my eye.

I’m sure the American people were plenty anxious about this. They must feel that the war is being decided today, even though the war was already decided in many ways long before today.

Homer, all of your efforts are really appreciated today. If your project was intended to recreate what it was like to endure the war, you’ve succeeded quite well.

I think I’ll watch the first 30 minutes of Saving Private Ryan tonight.


27 posted on 06/06/2014 12:03:14 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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1200-CBS-Kate Smith Speaks – Prayer for Our Troops

1230-CBS-Romance of Helen Trent

1245-CBS News broadcast

1255-CBS News, Quincy Howe Reporting

1300-CBS News, John Daly Reporting

1300-NBC News Report from London

1500-CBS News-King George VI on D-Day

1630-NBC News broadcast

Here is another batch of June 6 radio clips that don’t have time stamps.

BBC-John Snagge Repeats Communique #1

D-Day Message to Free French Troops

Eisenhower’s D-Day Broadcast to Western Europe

NBC-Ronald Coleman Delivers Poem and Prayer for Invading Army, by Edna St. Vincent Millay

U.S. D-Day Bulletin on Landing Success

28 posted on 06/06/2014 12:04:00 PM 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

Thanks for all your great work, Homer.


29 posted on 06/06/2014 12:14:48 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Reference at 3:45 on the 1630 NBC Broadcast to a group of paratroop commandos who called themselves the “Filthy 13.”

Tweak it a little and you could have a great movie concept....


30 posted on 06/06/2014 1:21:21 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

COOL! Thanks!


31 posted on 06/06/2014 1:22:29 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: colorado tanker

No, it sure didn’t. At least there was a point to this invasion. Our current administration will only commit troops to save Moslems from homophobia.


32 posted on 06/06/2014 3:35:22 PM PDT by Tax-chick (When the truth finally dawns, it dawns in fire!)
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1800-CBS News broadcast

1630-NBC-Fibber McGee and Molly D-Day Broadcast

1830-NBC News, Lowell Thomas Reporting

1915-CBS-The Passing Parade

2000-NBC-Dr. Goldstein and Ginny Simms

2130-CBS News Broadcast

2200-CBS-FDR D-Day Prayer

2200-NBC-Bob Hope Show

2200-NBC-FDR D-Day Prayer

2210- NBC-Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians

2300-CBS-News and Analysis, with Ned Chalmer and Quincy Howe

33 posted on 06/06/2014 5:59:46 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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