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cover image BRITISH WAR BROADCASTING 1938-1945
CD41-004 Double audio CD + DL £12.50
Barcode: 502 4545 2085 28

British War Broadcasting is a comprehensive collection of news bulletins, war reports, variety programmes and actuality recordings from the Second World War. These archive broadcast recordings trace the history of the conflict from the Munich Crisis of September 1938 to victory over Japan in August 1945. The booklet features detailed liner notes, photographs and recording information. The total running time of the double CD set is more than two hours.

Among the voices featured are: Neville Chamberlain, Alvar Lidell, Anthony Eden, Jack Warner, Kenneth Horne, Winston Churchill, Richard Dimbleby, Ed Murrow, Freddie Grisewood, Lord Haw Haw, Arthur Askey, Princess Elizabeth, Herbert Morrisson, Robin Duff, Bruce Belfrage, J.B. Priestley, King George VI, Franklyn D. Roosevelt, Colonel Britton, Vera Lynn, Arthur Harris, Stanley Maxted, Dwight Eisenhower, Glenn Miller, Bernard Montgomery, Harry Truman, Clement Attlee, Douglas MacArthur, Gert and Daisy, and Wynford Vaughan-Thomas.

The many programme extracts include: Band Waggon, ITMA, Happidrome, Workers' Playtime, The Brains Trust, The Old Town Hall, Hi Gang, Garrison Theatre, Ack Ack Beer Beer, The Kitchen Front, Sincerely Yours, Shipmates Ashore, Merry Go Round and Your Cup of Tea.

A treat for everyone with an interest in military, social and broadcasting history, this popular double CD set is also ideal for library, educational and museum use.

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Reviews: "Radio moments we'll never forget - the definitive collection of news bulletins, war reports, variety programmes and actuality recordings. An incredible double CD" (Best of British, 10/2002)

Disc 1:
1. THE MUNICH CRISIS 1938
Chamberlain returns from Munich, 30.9.38
Chamberlain's paper speech, Heston 30.9.38
2. POLAND INVADED/EVACUATION
News bulletin, 1.9.39
Report on evacuation, 1.9.39
Evacuation scenes at Waterloo, 1.9.39
3. WAR IS DECLARED
Chamberlain announces war 3.9.39
Ed Murrow on first air raid alert 3.9.39
Sirens. Places of entertainment closed 3.9.39
Gas mask drill for children
Evacuee's message to parents 10.9.39
Dimbleby on BEF in France 15.10.39
Churchill speech 12.11.39
Queen Elizabeth on women in war 11.11.39
Churchill on the Graf Spee 18.12.39
Band Waggon excerpt 1939
4. DENMARK AND NORWAY INVADED
News bulletin 9.4.40
Garrison Theatre (Jack Warner and brother Sid) 4.40
German propaganda mocking Churchill 4.40
5. THE LOW COUNTRIES INVADED
News bulletin 10.5.40
British troops (singing) move into Belgium 5.40
BEF advance into Belgium 13.5.40
Chamberlain resigns as PM 10.5.40
Home Guard appeal 14.5.40
Kenneth Horne monologue 5.40
6. DUNKIRK
Churchill's first speech as PM, 19.5.40
Bernard Stubbs on Dunkirk, 31.5.40
JB Priestley on the little ships, 5.6.40
52nd Highland Div embark, 7.6.40
Broadcast by exiled leaders of Europe, 1940
7. THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
Churchill 'their finest hour' speech 18.6.40
Charles Gardner dogfight commentary 14.7.40
Lord Haw Haw 27.2.40
Channel convoy attacked 22.8.40
News bulletin on German losses 15.9.40
Churchill pays tribute to The Few 13.5.45
8. THE BLITZ
Ed Murrow on air raids 24.8.40
Tom Chalmers commentary 7.9.40
Report from Underground station 1940
Robin Duff in a shelter 5.10.40
Princess Elizabeth broadcast 13.10.40
The City blitzed 20.12.40
Morrisson appeals for fire guards 31.12.40
Appeal for blood donors
9. 1941 & THE HOME FRONT
News bulletin (war news) 5.1.41
ITMA extract, undated
News bulletin (air raids) 10.1.41
German propaganda on Lend-Lease, undated
Garrison Theatre extract, undated
Bismark sunk, 31.5.41
Atlantic convoy attacked 11.11.41
News bulletin 5.9.41
Colonel Britton, V for Victory 31.7.41
News bulletin 7.9.41
Sincerely Yours (with Vera Lynn), 1941
News bulletin (bacon ration) 5.1.41
Lord Woolton on 'kitchen front', 1941
The Kitchen Front (Gert & Daisy) 20.12.41
Food talk on rearing rabbits, 1943
The Radio Doctor, 26.12.42
Various appeals and announcements
10. ENTER AMERICA
News bulletin on Pearl Harbour 7.12.41
Roosevelt addresses America 8.12.41
Churchill speech extracts 8 + 30.12.41
News bulletin on Far East 8.12.41
Fall of Singapore 15.6.42
11. FORCES' FAVOURITES
Happidrome (extract), undated
Much Binding in the Marsh (extract), undated
Band Waggon (extract), 1939
Shipmates Ashore (extract), undated
Hi Gang (extract), undated
Stainless Stephen, undated
Workers' Playtime (extract), undated
Ack-Ack Beer-Beer (extract), undated
The Brains Trust (extract), undated
The Old Town Hall (closing tune), undated
ITMA (extract), 13.5.44

Disc 2:
1. BOMBER COMMAND
News bulletin (raid on Berlin) 9.9.41
Bomber Harris broadcast, undated
Kleve raid actuality (Dimbleby), 1943
Nightingales and bombers (extract)
Essen raid actuality recording, 25.4.43
Nightfighter destroyed (actuality), undated
2. NORTH AFRICA AND ITALY
Your Cup of Tea, undated
Tanks at El Alamein, 1-2.11.42
News bulletin, 4.11.42
8th Army Mail, 1942
News bulletin (Stalingrad), 3.2.43
News bulletin (Axis surrender), 13.5.43
Invasion of Sicily, 22.6.43
News bulletin (Italy surrenders), 8.9.43
News bulletin (Italy swaps sides), 13.10.43
Anzio beach-head, 20.4.44
3. D-DAY AND NORMANDY
Churchill address, 26.3.44
St George's Day programme, 4.44
F Gillard on build-up, 4.6.44
R Duff on troopship, 3.4.44
Dimbleby on airborne, 5.6.44
News bulletin (landings), 6.6.44
Helmore in a Mitchell, 6.6.44
C Wills in a landing craft, 6.6.44
Eisenhower broadcast, 6.6.44
C Wilmot on glider landing, 6.6.44
F Gillard under fire, 17.6.44
News bulletins, 6.6.44
Bombing of Caen, 8.7.44
News bulletin (Channel ports), undated
News bulletin (Paris liberated), 23.8.44
C Wilmot near Brussels, 3.9.44
News bulletin (liberation of Brussels), 4.9.44
V1 flying bomb actuality, 1944
Wishing Well, with Glenn Miller, 9.44
4. ARNHEM
Montgomery address 17.9.44
News bulletin 17.9.44
Ed Murrow over Holland 17.9.44
Stanley Maxted at Arnhem 18.9.44
Ardennes offensive 18.12.44
Review of the Year, 12.44
5. INTO GERMANY
News bulletin (Remagen crossing) 8.3.45
Chester Wilmot at Wesel, 11.3.45
Dimbleby crosses Rhine with airborne troops, 24.3.45
WVT crosses Rhine in a Buffalo, 23.3.45
New bulletin (Torgau link up), 24.4.45
Dimbleby at Belsen, 19.4.45
6. VICTORY IN EUROPE
News bulletin (death of Hitler), 1.5.45
Surrender at Lauenberg, 3.5.45
News bulletin (Berlin falls), 2.3.45
Lord Haw Haw's final broadcast, May 1945
Montgomery reads surrender terms at Luneberg, 7.5.45
News bulletin (VE day), 7.5.45
Churchill on German surrender, 7.5.45
Singing crowds on VE Day, 8.5.45
King George VI address, 8.5.45
Truman on Roosevelt, 8.5.45
Roosevelt memorial service, 17.4.45
7. JAPAN DEFEATED
Lord Mountbatten address 24.12.44
General Slim address 21.3.45
News bulletin (Hiroshima) 6.8.45
Leonard Cheshire on atomic bomb 9.8.45
Attlee announces surrender of Japan 15.8.45
King George VI speaks to the Empire 15.8.45
VJ night celebrations 15.8.45
General MacArthur, 1.9.45
News bulletin (signing of surrender), 2.9.45

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