June 6, 1944 - Sixty-eight years ago, the Allies invaded France in what would be a turning point in World War 2. A one-hour extract from continuous coverage of the days events, as broadcast over CBS Radio on June 6, 1944.
June 6, 2012

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A turning point.


Probably the most famous June 6th of the 20th Century was this June 6th in 1944. The news was exclusively about the goings on in France, as one of the largest invasion forces ever assembled went ashore on the French coast in what would be a turning point in World War 2. The airwaves were jammed with breathless accounts, bulletins and analysis for the next 36 hours as America waited and listened and didn't do much else.

Here is an extract of continuous coverage as broadcast by CBS Radio on June 6th, 1944.

And that's exactly what it sounded like, sixty-eight years ago.

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