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D-Day Recordings Discovered

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces launched the largest seaborne invasion in history, landing ships on the coast of Normandy, France, and turning the tide of war against Nazi Germany. Sounds from the D-Day invasion were captured in recordings made by a radio reporter on board one of the ships, but they went undiscovered until recently. Listen to hear the sounds of war from first-hand recordings and learn how the remarkable artifacts finally came to light.


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