BBC broadcasts original D-Day news scripts

Photo: Chief Photographer's Mate (CPHoM) Robert F. Sargent

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day: the WWII Normandy invasion.

In honor, the BBC has been broadcasting the original radio news scripts throughout the day, at the same time of day they would have been originally broadcast. The news scripts are being read by Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Stewart and Toby Jones; the complete set of recordings is available online. You can follow along by reading scans of the original scripts.

Click here to view the list of recordings. It appears that they are available to anyone, regardless of geographic location. There doesn’t appear to be a time limit.

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One thought on “BBC broadcasts original D-Day news scripts

  1. Ed McCorry

    Thomas, thanks so much for posting this. As I was listening to the radio reports that were given out during that day, I couldn’t help but imagine what it would have been like to watch the invasion on TV like we do with all major events today given all the tools the media has. That being said, I don’t believe there is any way an operation of that magnitude could have been kept secret because of the instant reporting. Thanks again



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