On this day in 1941, Sergeant Clive Hulme learned of the death of his brother Harold, also fighting in the battle for Crete. The life expectancy for German snipers was about to become noticeably shorter.
via May 26, 1941 Avenging Brother — Today in History
The team are on an archaeological hunt of our more recent past as they follow the search for artefacts from World War II. They join marine archaeologists in the Solent as they raise the once-in-a-lifetime find of a Fairey Barracuda dive bomber. More than 2500 Barracudas were in service during the war, but not a single complete plane survives today. Naoíse Mac Sweeney joins the post-excavation to reveal how the find could help bring this rare aircraft back to life.
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Some 76 years and a few days later, we are approaching D-Day. If you have 24-hours on your hands, you can listen, minute-to-minute, to what was being broadcast on CBS on June 6, 1944: https://archive.org/details/cbs-complete-broadcast-day-d-day-1944-06-06. This is the kind of history that I enjoy. It tells you what the average American radio listener was learning about the landings in France.
This upload contains CBS Radio’s complete broadcast day for D-Day, June 6, 1944. Coverage begins in the early overnight hours on June 6, and continues into the early hours of June 7. The broadcast is broken into 24 hour-long segments. The professionalism, quality and integrity of the reporting is refreshing.
This weekend, Superbowl LIV will be played at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens Florida, in front of an expected crowd of 65,326. In 1938, forty-five times that number were mobilized in the first four days alone, primarily children, relocated from cities and towns across Great Britain to the relative safety of the countryside.
via January 29, 1944 Operation Pied Piper — Today in History