Thursday, June 6, 2019

D-Day at 75: News from the Radio

There are countless things to read and watch and listen to today to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. I've been enjoying Time magazine's D-Day: 24 Hours That Changed the World all week long. 

But what has fascinated me for a few weeks now are the actual radio recordings of how the new broke on 6 June 1944. In our age of 24/7, wall-to-wall news coverage featuring video, the radio was the only source of instant communication. 

Here is a link to the real-time radio broadcasts as sponsored by the World War II Foundation. Spend some time listening today and imagine what it was like to have news break in, mention the invasion, and then back to regularly scheduled programming. Hard to do, huh?

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