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Echoes of D-Day

Title
Echoes of D-Day
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Speech; Special; Drama; Poetry
TX Date
6 Jun 1994
Year of production
1994
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Duration
00:59:06
Description
Echoes of D-Day. A one-hour drama documentary commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy and the beginning of the liberation of Europe. Presented by Lord James Callaghan. Includes message from General Dwight D. Eisenhower announcing the plan for the liberation of Europe; readings of poems; letters of soldiers in the day leading to the invasion; diary entry for Anne Frank for 06/06/44; eyewitness accounts of the invasion; poems by Melville Hardiment, P.A. Hyatt, Jo Weston, and Peter Hopkinson; interviews with veterans and civilians. Readings by Phil Collins, Lord Denis Healey, Richard Fish, Anthony Heald, Peter MacNichol, William Roberts, Alexandra Mathie, David Ossman, Bill Cashmore, Alec Linstead, Edward Petherbridge, William Roberts, Goertz Schmedes. Produced by the Anglo-American Radio Drama Company (AARDCo). Produced & directed by Richard Shannon and Charles Potter, with assistance from Keith Howell, Tim Crook and Richard Berry, for Independent Radio Drama Productions and National Public Radio (NPA). With support from the National Army Museum (London); Brittany Ferries; Max Hastings; Stephen E. Ambrose; Kathy Rae Jones; Eisenhower Center; Metropolitan College; University of New Orleans; National D-Day Museum, New Orleans. In two parts. Original catalogue record notes: Must not be re-broadcast without prior arrangement with Richard Shannon of IRDP. See further information.
Further information
http://www.aardco.org/dday.htm
Contributors
James Callaghan; Denis Healey; Tim Crook; Keith Howell; Dwight D. Eisenhower; Phil Collins; Richard Shannon; Alec Linstead; Independent Radio Drama Productions; Max Hastings; Richard Fish; Anthony Heald; Peter MacNichol; William Roberts; Alexandra Mathie; David Ossman; Bill Cashmore; Edward Petherbridge; Goertz Schmedes; Charles Potter; Richard Berry; Stephen E. Ambrose; Kathy Rae Jones; Anglo-American Radio Drama Company; National Public Radio
Keywords
Anniversary celebrations; Second World War (1939-1945); Military operations; Operation Overlord (1944); Reminiscence; Wars (events); Anniversaries; Veterans (Armed Forces); Normandy

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