June 6, 1944– Tonight’s communiqué just in from D-Day invasion headquarters summarizes the news. “Allied forces,” it says, “have succeeded in their initial landings in France; and fighting continues.”
Lowell Thomas was the Walter Cronkite of radio. Beginning in 1930, he broadcast twice each evening on CBS radio. It was said that his voice had been heard by more people than any other man’s in history.
So this evening, 75 years ago, this is what Americans– whose husbands, sons, brothers, and fathers were among the “tens of thousands of men”– heard.