REC 562 Victory in Europe - 1945 by Various

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Catalogue numberREC 562
TitleVictory in Europe - 1945
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionGood
BBC records label codeE
Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed byPRT RECORDS (Sales) LTD
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typePrimary
Media genreDocumentaries
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codesREC - 562 - A2 S 1 MT. DAMONT
REC - 562 - B2 S 1 MT. DAMONT
Lacquer cut at and byDamont. Information provided by Discogs website.
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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Commander in Chief of British Armies in France, delivers a message to his men . . . 'Forward Into Germany'. 17/9/44 [Field Marshall Montgomery]
A2Announces that the first US army has crossed The Rhine at Remagen. 8/3/45 [Ian Wilson]
A3Describes the breakthrough at Wesel Bridge-Head. 11/3/45 [Chester Wilmot]
A4Reports the biggest airborne attack ever launched as 6000 Allied aircraft cross The Rhine. 24/3/45 [Richard Dimbleby]
A5Vividly describes crossing The Rhine with the attacking Allied Troops. 24/3/45 [Wynford Vaughan-Thomas]
A6Is caught up in the advancing Allied formations . . . 'Almost like a day at Brooklands'. 28/3/45 [Stewart MacPherson]
A7Sees the Prime Minister cross The Rhine and inspect the battlefield. 25/3/45 [Robert Barr]
A8Experiences a real feeling of conquest and an end to it all. 31/5/45 [Wynford Vaughan-Thomas]
A9Hears the BBC news in a German country hotel. 8/4/45 [Richard Dimbleby]
A10Is liberated by American troops after four years in a POW camp. 31/3/45 [Edward Ward]
A11Enters Ziegenhain POW camp after its 1200 British inmates had been liberated by General Patton's forces. 3/4/45 [Robert Reid]
A12Describes the scene as Belsen's Gates are opened. 19/4/45 [Richard Dimbleby]
B1In the 'Nazi Party Hall Of Honour' in the town of Buchholz . . . 'This nursery of fanaticism'. 24/4/45 [Wynford Vaughan-Thomas]
B2BBC newsflash 'Hitler is dead' [Stuart Hibberd]
B3Outside Hitler's chancellery. A later recording. 4/7/45 [Richard Dimbleby]
B4Interrupts a programme to announce the latest news from Moscow, that Berlin has fallen. 2/5/45 [Stuart Hibberd]
B5Reports from the devastated German capital and declares that 'Berlin has practically ceased to exist'. 9/5/45 [Thomas Cadett]
B6Makes his last emotional broadcast from Reichsender Hamburg on the 31 metre band 'You may not hear from me again' . . . / Wynford Vaughan-Thomas - Does a passable 'Germany calling' imp [William Joyce]
B7Reads the terms of unconditional surrender at the Ceremony of Signature on Lneburg Heath. 7/5/45 [Field Marshall Montgomery]
B8Is overwhelmed by a 'Very good lunch' and Russian hospitality as the U.S. First Army and the Fifth Ukrainian army link up. 23/4/45 [Edward Ward]
B9Witnesses the signing of unconditional surrender by General Jodl at supreme headquarters. 7/5/45 [Thomas Cadett]
B10Announces victory in Europe day. 7/5/45 [John Snagge]
B11Proclaims the German surrender . . . 'We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing'. 8/5/45 [The Prime Minister]
B12Records that 'The enemy has been finally overcome'. 8/5/45 [H. M. King George VI]
B13Victory day speech. 8/5/45 [Field Marshall Montgomery]
B14Expresses a common feeling . . . 'I wish that FDR had lived to see this day'. 8/5/45 [President Truman]
B15Joins the crowds as the Prime Minister appears on the Ministry of Health balcony, complete with boiler suit and homburg. 8/5/45 [Richard Dimbleby]
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Broadcasts and reports from BBC War Correspondents - Spring 1945. The Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill appears by courtesy of the Decca Record Co.

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