D-Day Time Machine (June 6, 1944)

Complete 24-hour Live Radio Broadcast

Let’s continue in the theme of nostalgia and of feeling what it was like to live in America in 1944.

Here’s the actual live broadcast of NBC Radio on June 6, 1944, D-Day, as the Allied troops invaded the shores of Normandy, France.  This historic day signaled the US invasion of Europe to repel the Nazi forces.

The recordings offer a unique look into the world at that time and also how American consensus was building as each hour passed.  The news reports trickled in throughout the night as the American reports relied on Nazi news reports until the Supreme Allied Command, under the leadership of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, confirmed with it’s first official communique about the allied landing.

The day’s broadcast includes the soap operas, crime dramas, and comedies played in their entirety with the occasional news bulletins pre-empting the usual broadcast programs.

Download/Play files here:

1 AM 2 AM 3 AM 4 AM 5 AM
6 AM 7 AM 8 AM 9 AM 10 AM
11 AM 12 PM 1 PM 2 PM 3 PM
4 PM 5 PM 6 PM 7 PM 8 PM
9 PM 10 PM 11 PM 12 AM

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