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Historic Voices Podcast: Global History and Culture

44 EpisodesProduced by David ArendaleWebsite

Historic Voices Podcast brings voices from the past that make history come alive through their personal accounts and public speeches. Some episodes bring the voices of political and military leaders, common citizens who lived during extraordinary times, and entertainers who helped Americans live t… read more

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(S01-E24) HV President Ronald Reagan - "D-Day 40th Anniversary Speech" - June 6, 1984

In this podcast episode, we feature a speech by President Ronald Reagan on the 40th anniversary of the Normandy Landings on D-Day during World War Two. The speech was given on the cliffs above the Normandy beach where the U.S. Rangers successfully scaled the wall despite heavy German fire. More than half the Rangers lost their lives during the assault. This short speech is considered by many historians as one of Reagan’s best.

Separately, I provide two PDF documents: first a transcript of this speech, and secondly a short history of Ronald Reagan. Next week, I will provide the short speech given by General Eisenhower to the troops in preparation for their landing on the beaches.

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