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World War 2 radio broadcasts.
Posted by New Hampshire on Friday, May 3, 2013 6:23 PM

Found this cool site which has a whole bunch of WW2 radio broadcasts you can play in MP3 format:

http://archive.org/details/1944RadioNews

There is a bunch of music too, and you may have to wade through to find certain things in particular, but an example of what gems can be found is this one, Eisenhower's pre D-Day announcement to the troops:

http://ia701203.us.archive.org/16/items/1944RadioNews/1944-06-05-Eisenhowers-Pre-D-Day-Announcement-to-Troops.mp3

There are also a bunch of Roosevelt's fireside chats there too!

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Posted by New Hampshire on Friday, May 3, 2013 6:26 PM

OK, this is just way too cool....Edward R Murrow on a C-47 reporting as paratroopers jump out for the Operation Market Garden drop:

ia601203.us.archive.org/.../1944-09-17-CBS-Edward-Murrow-Counts-Parachutes-In-Holland.mp3

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Posted by subfixer on Saturday, May 4, 2013 6:28 AM

Great stuff! Thanks.

Lee

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Posted by Blueline on Saturday, May 4, 2013 7:02 AM

Great find.  Here is a streaming station that I listen to sometimes.  It features music and other broadcasts from the 1940's:  http://www.1940sukradio.co.uk/

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Posted by NamVet on Saturday, May 4, 2013 9:40 AM

Vi corps proudly presents music of world was 2.I listen to this on my pc when I work on models

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Posted by New Hampshire on Saturday, May 4, 2013 7:40 PM

I fiddled around with it last night to see if I could find sub categories for other years, but nothing like that particular page turned up.  Imagine hearing broadcasts announcing VE Day, the atomic bomb being dropped, Pearl Harbor!  I sent it to my Uncle too and he made a good point....would be nice to see more Churchill broadcasts on there.

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Posted by MikeyBugs95 on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7:27 PM

I have a CD of Bing Crosby's WWII radio broadcasts. Pretty neat stuff. Unfortunately for me the disks are scratched and when I synced them to my MP3 player... Well... The scratches were synced as well...

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Posted by RX7850 on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7:57 PM

Very cool find, thanks for sharing.

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Posted by Armyguy on Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:53 PM

Thanks  for the tip about Vi corps. Love it wife loves it to.

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Posted by pyrman64 on Sunday, May 12, 2013 2:47 AM

You should check out Rat Patrol Radio http://www.ratpatrolradio.com/

Greg H

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Posted by gregbale on Sunday, May 12, 2013 8:14 AM

Many thanks, Brian, for sharing those links! I've really been enjoying those broadcasts. It's really sobering to hear how things looked to all those involved before the resolution was certain.

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Posted by New Hampshire on Sunday, May 12, 2013 9:52 AM

What is funny is I sent the link for 1944 to my Uncle (before I found the other years) and he said "I only wish they had more Churchill speeches."  When I found the other links, 1939 in particular, he got his wish.  I listened, for the first time, to all of Churchill's "fight on the beaches" speech.  Very good!  And it was also very cool to listen to the actual King George VI speech made so prominent by Colin Firth at the end of "The King's Speech".

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