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Topic Title: D-Day
Topic Summary: First radio reports of landings in France
Created On: 02/11/2022 11:38 AM
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RustyTruck

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If you have any interest in history, I thought this was very interesting. I'm only a little way into it, but you can pretty much listen to the radio news from the very first reports of the allied invasion of Europe. It's a unique perspective, and you can imagine sitting by the radio waiting and listening to the fate of democracy play out.



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 02/12/2022 04:25 PM
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Bamboo

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That is really cool, a great bit of insight into what our world was like and how important a radio was to communicate.

My family has a couple of vintage console type radios from the 30's and 40's (that work!) and can only imagine what it was like to have the family sit around the radio listening to news and shows. SeriusXM has a classic radio channel and it is fun to listen to the old shows. Also, my Dad had a fantastic short wave radio and as kids we would listen to stations from all around the world, he was hip on the numbers stations, too.


But with this being D-Day...this is pretty heavy. I wonder if they have the announcement of pearl harbor? That would bookend this post. Hmmm..have to look.

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 02/12/2022 04:55 PM
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Radio announcements and bulletins about pearl harbor.





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 02/14/2022 06:37 AM
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RustyTruck

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Good stuff, thanks for sharing.

I've got a Deco 1946 Ward "Airline" vacuum tube radio that I picked up at an antique shop and discovered it had already been restored electronically. It works, just the only station I can pick up clearly is religious.

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