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Man finds original D-Day dispatch audiotape

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Twenty-five years ago, a man in Mattituck, New York, came across a collection of audiotapes in his basement and put them aside for a rainy day. Years later, when he finally investigated the tapes, he found that he was in possession of original recordings of some of the most important broadcasts of World War II.

As Michael E. Ruane reports for the Washington Post, the man, 63-year-old Bruce Campbell, now of Loxahatchee, Florida, decided to donate the collection of tapes and assorted artifacts to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. Most notable in the collection is a dispatch recorded by American war correspondent George Hicks on D-Day.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-history-archaeology/man-discovers-original-d-day-dispatch-audiotape-basement-180973276/

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zygote_myles

Yes, very historic recording. 

Here is a YouTube upload of the George Hicks tape. It's very fascinating and, of course, sad as well, due to the fact of the great sacrifice in lives that the D-Day invasion would bring, ridding Europe of tyranny. Epic times.

 

 

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Gwynbleidd
6 hours ago, zygote_myles said:

Here is a YouTube upload of the George Hicks tape. It's very fascinating and, of course, sad as well, due to the fact of the great sacrifice in lives that the D-Day invasion would bring, ridding Europe of tyranny. Epic times.

Wow, gosh that is a rare find - thanks guys for sharing those :) 

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'Walt' E. Kurtz

Absolutly love this since im very much into history and especially WWII :-)

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