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Sixty-Nine Years Ago
CBS World News ^ | June 6, 1944 | CBS World News

Posted on 06/06/2013 1:53:56 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler

12:30 a.m., June 6, 1944...


TOPICS: Education; History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: dday; history; wwii
German radio broadcast the first news of the Allied invasion of France.

Newsman Robert Trout; short bulletins of sightings of naval vessels off the coast of France; paratroopers spilling all over the interior.

For the first couple of hours, these reports were discounted as Nazi propaganda.

Suddenly, "We take you to London..." (Via shortwave radio)

I believe this is some of the most dramatic audio I ever heard.

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

1 posted on 06/06/2013 1:53:56 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler
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To: Peter W. Kessler

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


2 posted on 06/06/2013 1:57:34 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I can't prove it, but they're true)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

Kudos to the heroes of that generation, and those on the homefront too.


3 posted on 06/06/2013 2:01:05 AM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Ciexyz

Do you think we could mount such an offensive today? I doubt that as a nation we would have the will to undertake such a massive endeavor.


4 posted on 06/06/2013 2:10:25 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Peter W. Kessler

5 posted on 06/06/2013 2:14:00 AM PDT by South40
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To: monocle

I am willing to wait one year for proper sentencing of one Bradley Manning.


6 posted on 06/06/2013 2:17:07 AM PDT by Nooseman
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To: Peter W. Kessler
My Dad served in the US Navy during WWII, on board the USS Doyle, during the D-Day Normandy invasion at Omaha Beach. Dad's ship did their best to provide cover fire for the troops making the beach landings. Here's an account of it at the following link (PDF) reported by Tom Bernard, SP.(x).1c, USNR , "64 Hours of Battle", that appeared in the June 18, 1944 edition of "Yank" magazine:

http://www.oldmagazinearticles.com/US_Navy_destroyer_DOYLE_on_D-Day_pdf

7 posted on 06/06/2013 3:24:52 AM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com/forums)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

Thank You.


8 posted on 06/06/2013 3:26:26 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: South40

Great graphic...may it be spread far and wide. FUBO.


9 posted on 06/06/2013 3:29:04 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: monocle
People of any age always rise to the challenge ~.

Not many Freepers remember D-Day but I do. We'd lived up on Portland Street above Bolling Army Air Corps base at the time. Tens of thousands of airmen, pilots and support personnel had been brought through there to receive an encouraging message from he Commander in Chief himself, or the Secretary of War, or any number of top generals. They would then board airplanes and fly to England where they would continue preparing for D-Day.

The flat lands surrounding DC became holy ground as all the planes in the fleet were assembled and given a final check before flying that distance. Many thousands of them were towed by oher planes!

That incessant racket lasted from the time I was born until well after D-Day ~ and the folks on Portland street knew they lived in a very special place. I did myself. Those are my memories of being a baby.

There are some others ~ the first words I can recall my mother saying as she held me outside to watch at sundown are "your daddy's coming home ~ there's his plane!" and he'd waggle the wings, and the plane would roar over our apartment, and within minutes he would, in fact, be home.

Oh, and my dad's plane had a slipstick for "PRESIDENT" so if FDR ever took a military flight he'd been on that one ~ pressurized with a finished interior ~ for a while the finest plane in the Air Corps ~ all that other stuff was built after that plane. America started from ground zero and built up ~ and met the challenge. I was there. I saw that happen.

10 posted on 06/06/2013 3:31:34 AM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: knarf

Thanks for the Post. I have seen virtually nothing about this date in history on any of the TV Stations or newspapers. How quick we forget.


11 posted on 06/06/2013 3:33:44 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: knarf; SkyDancer
Thanks... Amazing to hear.

I always tell my students of this vital day in U.S. History. Hope it sinks in.

12 posted on 06/06/2013 3:38:58 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: muawiyah
Muawiyah - great memories!! Thank you for telling us that. I think you had a blessed childhood to have lived there.
Thanks again, very interesting. Let us hear more if you can!
13 posted on 06/06/2013 3:53:12 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: South40

I fart in his specific direction.


14 posted on 06/06/2013 3:56:23 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: monocle

I highly doubt this nation would be willing or able to launch such an operation even to liberate occupied American soil, much less that of another country.

The America as we knew her has died.


15 posted on 06/06/2013 4:03:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Peter W. Kessler; knarf

Thanks!! Love hearing those old broadcasts!


16 posted on 06/06/2013 4:07:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: South40

The Lyin’ King also ignores Pearl Harbor Day, even though he was allegedly BORN there on that very island 20 years later.

NOBODY on Oahu “Ignores” pearl Harbor. It is part of their collective memory and heritage.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


17 posted on 06/06/2013 6:01:13 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site

Sorry...should have capitalized the “P” in “Pearl”.


18 posted on 06/06/2013 6:02:01 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Peter W. Kessler
Complete Broadcast Day D-Day (June 6, 1944)
19 posted on 06/06/2013 7:11:38 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I listen to the “Broadcast Day” quite often. It’s on my iPod, and I drive long distances.

I try to imagine what people thought as they woke up to the news that their husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, and friends were involved in vicious combat against a brutal enemy.

My Grandfather was a waist gunner on a B-17, his brother was a Colonel in the 82nd Airborne. I never met either. Too bad... I’m sure they had some incredible stories to tell.


20 posted on 06/06/2013 1:29:32 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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