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Mutual Broadcasting System/BBC Radio Newsreel June 9, 1944
archive.org ^ | 6/9/44

Posted on 06/09/2014 6:29:40 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson

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Chester Wilmot

MBS/BBC Radio Newsreel


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: history; milhist; realtime; worldwarii
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1 posted on 06/09/2014 6:29:40 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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This report from BBC, via MBS, lasts 13:27 and contains segments from correspondents and military personnel who took part in the D-Day invasion.

Flight Lieutenant Alan Melville, during a firefight as paratroopers were landing.
Robert Barr from an advanced Allied command post.
A war reporter whose name I can’t make out.
A Royal Navy sublieutenant.
Chester Wilmot (pictured) who landed in a glider with the 6th British Airborne Division on D-Day and now reports on reinforcements arriving.

Click on the link below to listen.

MBS/BBC Radio Newsreel

2 posted on 06/09/2014 6:31:42 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

“June 9, 1944”
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A little less then 3 months before I was born.
You can put me on your ping list.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 6:43:05 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

That so coollll

That when BBC was still good news network not like now where Kitchen Nightmare and Top Gear reruns


4 posted on 06/09/2014 6:50:02 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

BFL


5 posted on 06/09/2014 8:00:42 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

I heard at one time that several rolls of film were lost in the first couple of days when the LST returning them to a ship was sunk. Have you ever heard that?


6 posted on 06/09/2014 8:12:28 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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There’s the story of famed photog Robert Capa, whose D-Day photos were mostly ruined in the darkroom by guys in too big a hurry.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 8:18:14 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

When did the first film of the invasion arrive in the US to be shown in theaters?


8 posted on 06/10/2014 4:06:38 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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As early as June 12, apparently:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/06/d-day-original-newsreels-pick-footage


9 posted on 06/10/2014 5:22:16 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Many thanks for the great link...


10 posted on 06/10/2014 7:06:17 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

Awesome stuff. It’s hard to believe what some of those reporters did. Going in with the airborne? Seriously?


11 posted on 06/11/2014 5:31:22 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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