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D-Day-Plus-2 Radio Thread June 8, 1944 ^ | 6/8/44

Posted on 06/08/2014 8:59:13 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson

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New York Times page 1 photo on June 8, 1944 (mirror image). has a bunch of recordings for D+2. Most of them are BBC snippets of less than a minute. Presumably they were broadcast as part of longer newscasts, but who knows. I will post them together as a reply below. The one full-length recording is a 14:35 D-Day report from Charles Collingwood of CBS. Click on the link below to listen.

CBS News – Charles Collingwood on beach at Normandy

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Charles Collingwood

TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: milhist; realtime; worldwarii
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1 posted on 06/08/2014 8:59:14 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
Short recordings from BBC.

Allied Troops Prayer before Invasion

British Tank Crew Describes Beach Landing

Byam Parachutes into France

Chester Wilmot Reports from Inside British Glider

French Civilians

Herman Melville Sees Paratroops

Robin Duff at Signal for Landing

Robin Duff Five Minutes Before H-Hour

Robin Duff Mid-Channel to Normandy

The 13th Man to Land in France

UK Soldier Landing Near Coastal Mines

Wilmot in Glider

Wilmot Lands with Infantry

Wilmot Sees Gliders

End of BBC recordings.

A Handful of French Sand

Journey on U.S. Torpedo Boat

Glider Formations Flying Over the Beaches

Nightime Convoy Anti-Aircraft Attack

Recounting the Landing

Reports from the Beachhead

The Scene on the Beach

Traveling with D-Day Convoy

U.S. Soldier On the Beach

CBC – Matthew Halton Welcomed by French Civilians

2 posted on 06/08/2014 9:00:09 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Thank Homer I like the CBS reporter so cool listen to 70 years after the fact

3 posted on 06/08/2014 9:07:19 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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Wonderful to hear Collingwood refer to "the big C-47s".

Compare today's C-5:

4 posted on 06/08/2014 9:37:47 AM PDT by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective...)
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5 posted on 06/08/2014 10:57:49 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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Amazing recording. Thank you very much for posting.

6 posted on 06/08/2014 12:17:04 PM PDT by Ditto
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That Collingwood report was fantastic.

It strikes me that so many of the radio reporters were quite young. I remember many of them still working in the TV networks in the 70's and some into the 80's.

7 posted on 06/08/2014 5:21:23 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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bfl - so much fr, so little time!

8 posted on 06/09/2014 6:18:53 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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