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Operation Annie - January 19, 1945

Recorded Sound | RG Number: RG-91.0519

Sound quality poor throughout.
TRACK 1
0:00: Trojan Horse theme (sign-on).
0:43: This is Radio 1212 broadcasting daily from 2-6, every hour on the hour, with news for the Rheinland and reports from the Front and the homeland for the civilian residents of the Rheinland District and the [Saar Palatinate].
1:11: News from the Front. Allied advances reported. Dettingen has fallen to the Americans.
5:23: The war in Holland. Localities mentioned include Stevensweert.
6:41: Aerial war. Details of heavy Allied bombardment on both sides of the Rhein.
9:15: Conclusion of reports from the Front. In a few minutes Radio 1212 will broadcast news for military personnel and civilian residents of the Rheinland.
10:03: Attention! This is Radio 1212 with the latest news.
12:08: This is Radio 1212 broadcasting daily from 2-6, every hour on the hour.
12:45: Trojan Horse theme. [This is Radio 1212] broadcasting daily from 2-6, every hour on the hour, with news for the Rheinland and reports from the Front and the homeland for civilian residents of the Rheinland.
14:06-end: Radio 1212 now broadcasts a Special Report with details on recent events on the Eastern Front.
TRACK 2
0:22: In today's broadcast, a Special Report detailing recent dramatic events on the Eastern Front, including excerpts from Soviet reports, a statement by a spokesman for the German government, and a report from neutral observers in Stockholm. [For Report, see Track 1, 14:04-end.]
1:28: Radio 1212 with news for the Rheinland and reports from the Front and the homeland for the civilian population of the Rheinland District.
1:33: Dateline: Saarbrücken. Report on equitable distribution of gas masks.
4:17: Dateline: Cologne. Summary of statement from Reichsminister für Erziehung und Volksbildung.
5:05: Dateline: Krefeld. Summary of statement from Krefeld Police Chief.
5:35: Summary of statement from Reichskommissar für Altmaterialverwertung Hans Heck on the confiscation of surplus clothing.
6:15: Summary of statement from Director of German Railways.
6:43: Radio 1212 has brought news for members of the military and the civilian population of the Rheinland District.
7:18. This is Radio 1212. Report on the Volksgrenadier division.
11:44. Radio 1212 concludes its broadcast of news for military personnel and the civilian population of the Rheinland District and Saar Palatinate. We broadcast daily from 2-6, every hour on the hour.
12:08-end: Trojan Horse theme (signoff).

Date
1945 January 19
Language
German
Credit
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
 
Record last modified: 2021-07-13 13:08:11
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