Posts Tagged ‘1940s’

The Battle of Britain: 75 Years On

Sev­en­ty-five years ago this week, the Bat­tle of Britain was at its peak, char­ac­terised by the most intense peri­od of Nazi Luft­waffe bomb­ing of Britain that took place between 10 July and 31 Octo­ber 1940. Today we’ll be remem­ber­ing the Bat­tle of Britain with music of the war years, extracts from famous speech­es and news broad­casts, and actu­al­i­ty record­ed at the time includ­ing inter­views with pilots, along with clas­sic film music from movies depict­ing the events, includ­ing scores by both Sir William Wal­ton and Ron Good­win for the 1969 film The Bat­tle Of Britain.

Music of the 40s

Today, tune in for the music of the Sec­ond World War and the imme­di­ate post-war era.

The Longest Day


Sev­en­ty years ago on this day, the Allied forces com­menced Oper­a­tion Nep­tune, the land­ings on the beach­es at Nor­mandy, France. In hon­or of this day that began to turn the tide of World War II, and in hon­or of those that gave their lives on those beach­es, today’s pro­gram on Radio Riel’s main stream fea­tures […]

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