zondag 22 augustus 2010

BBC Radio Collection - The Second World War

From Neville Chamberlain's historic declaration of war in Germany in 1939 to the sounds of rejoicing crowds on VJ Day in August 1945, the BBC brought the full picture of both the battle front and the home front, as well as the major speeches, to an attentive nation. The strident sounds of battle, the stirring and inspiring words of Churchill, Montgomery and Roosevelt, reached every sitting room. News and information about the war - in all it's ramifications - was brought home with the rawness and immmediacy of these original reports.This unique chronicle of war recordings, preserved for over 40 years, is both a testament to the BBC War Correspondents and a rare document in history.