D-DAY: Listen To The Original Broadcast Of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King Informing Canadians That Allied Landing In Western Europe Was Under Way

75 years ago today, the PM told Canadians that the D-Day operation was underway.

On June 6th, 1944, Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King informed the Canadian People that the D-Day operation had begun.

King described how there could be local reversals as well as local victories, and steeled the Canadian People for a long campaign.

Despite acknowledging that the length of the conflict in Europe could not be known, he expressed confidence in the final outcome, anticipating the victory of the Allied Forces over Nazi Germany.

Below, you can listen to the original broadcast that would have been heard by the Canadian People on this day, 75 years ago:

Spencer Fernando

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