6.6.11

Ici Londres...

During the Second World War, messages were sent from London to the resistance in France via short wave radio. This site in French has recordings of some of these short messages to "friends in France". These messages announced bombings, parachutist, and the invasion. The site my be found here...

Each announcement was begun with the Morse code for V, dot, dot, dot, dash, which sounded like the opening of Beethoven's 5th Symphony, Followed by "Ici Londres...

The invention of these messages is attributed to one Georges Bégué, an officer with the SOE, the British intellegence unit, and was begun in 1942. During the war from 1941 to 1945 there were approxamately 1800 agents in France.

Number 3 and 44 announce the invasion and tells the agents know it will be with in 48 hours...

Vive La France!
Brantigny

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