Item MC 376/363/2/1 - Recordings of various activities which formed part of 2nd Air Division's 50th VE Day anniversary celebrations, part 1 of 2 (side A of cassette)

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MC 376/363/2/1


Recordings of various activities which formed part of 2nd Air Division's 50th VE Day anniversary celebrations, part 1 of 2 (side A of cassette)


  • May 1995 (Creation)

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1 side of audio cassette

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[00:00-05:00] Introduction: recording of radio broadcast announcing the outbreak of the Second World War; sounds of church bells and cheering crowds; comments on present day celebrations and BBC Radio Norfolk broadcast about VE Day anniversary preparations. [05:00-10:00] BBC Radio Norfolk broadcast continued: Wally Webb interviewing David Hastings [hereafter DH] about forthcoming VE Day anniversary parade and celebrations. [10:00-15:00] Interview continued. Recording of Memorial Trust couriers and DH meeting veterans arriving for the celebrations. VE Day anniversary parade in Norwich: with DH's narrative and part of BBC Radio Norfolk's broadcast on the parade. [15:00-50:00] Parade continued. David Hastings was Vice-Chairman of the 2nd Air Division Memorial Trust. For continuation recording, see MC 376/363/2/2. For tape cassette insert, see MC 376/431/15.

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There is no public access to the original recording because of preservation reasons. All access is provided by the use of copies. Access to the copies is also restricted because of copyright/sensitivity issues.

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Restrictions apply. Contact NRO for details.

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The quality of archive sound recordings may be poor. Duration is 47 minutes 46 seconds.

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This recording has been digitised. It can be listened to at the NRO only and not online. The NRO requires advance notice if you want to visit to listen to this recording.

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Created 22/01/2019 by Drojd. Modified 22/01/2019 by Drojd.


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