Hearing War: Remembering wartime radio

To commemorate the outbreak of WW1 one hundred years ago, CBC Radio has introduced a new 10 part series that re-broadcasts clips of interviews conducted 50 years ago with WWI veterans. The series, hosted by Beza Seife, features excerpts from interviews and poems written by Canadian soldiers. Below is a link to the first podcast that features the experiences veteran soldiers had when they signed up, their training, and their shipment to Europe.

CBC The Bugle and the Passing Bell

CBC’s British counter part, the BBC Radio, has similarly commemorated WW2 with the help of some famous celebrities. Enlisting the help of Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Stewart, and Toby Jones, BBC Radio has re-recorded and broadcast the original news scripts from D-Day (June 6th, 1944), and the days following. Below is a link to the podcasts, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s reading of the 8am news on June 6th, 1944. Enjoy!
BBC D-Day Broadcast

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