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D-Day: The Tide Turns

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1944. Europe is in the grip of the Nazi war machine. But on the shores of Great Britain, thousands of men and women are planning the great fightback. On the beaches, in the skies, out at sea and behind enemy lines... What will it take to turn the tide of the war?


In commemoration of the 80th anniversary, D-Day: The Tide Turns follows the real people involved in the Normandy Landings.


Hosted by Paul McGann. New episodes Thursdays.


Available for free wherever you get your podcasts or at noiser.com


Selected as one of Apple Podcasts Favourites of 2024.


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Produced by Duncan Barrett and Miriam Baines. Audio by George Tapp, Cian Ryan-Morgan, Thomas Pink and Dorry Macaulay. Music by Dorry Macaulay and Oliver Baines.

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A Surrey headmaster Leonard Dawe receives a visit from MI5. Has this mild-mannered teacher just leaked the top-secret plans for the largest seaborne invasion in history... in a cryptic crossword? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The new show from multi-award-winning podcasters, Noiser. Narrated by Paul McGann. Launching June 6th 2024. For ad-free listening, join Noiser+. Click the Noiser+ banner to get started with a 7-day free trial. Or, if you’re on Spotify or Android, go to noiser.com/subscriptions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
A Surrey headmaster Leonard Dawe receives a visit from MI5. Has this mild-mannered teacher just leaked the top-secret plans for the largest seaborne invasion in history... in a cryptic crossword? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In the dead of night, two British commandos carry out a daring intelligence gathering mission… right under German noses. President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill set the date for the largest seaborne invasion in history. The Allies hatch an elaborate plan to throw Hitler off the scent - building fake tanks, fake planes, even an entire fake army. And as D-Day approaches, an eccentric double agent sends the most important secret message of his life… A Noiser production, written by Duncan Barrett. For ad-free listening, join Noiser+. Click the Noiser+ banner to get started with a 7-day free trial. Or, if you’re on Spotify or Android, go to noiser.com/subscriptions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2. An Imperfect Storm

2. An Imperfect Storm

2024-06-0527:414

A storm brewing in the Atlantic threatens to scupper the D-Day invasion plans. On the west coast of Ireland, at a remote post office, a woman transmits a crucial report. The Allied Supreme Commander is faced with the toughest decision of his career. And the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of one Scottish weather forecaster… A Noiser production, written by Edward White. For ad-free listening, join Noiser+. Click the Noiser+ banner to get started with a 7-day free trial. Or, if you’re on Spotify or Android, go to noiser.com/subscriptions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3. Behind Enemy Lines

3. Behind Enemy Lines

2024-06-1242:395

A mysterious radio broadcast summons help from behind enemy lines. British spies steal their way through France, as Resistance operatives sabotage key German targets. Civilians gather vital intelligence while hiding in plain sight. And a wave of brutal reprisals horrifies the French people… A Noiser production, written by Jeff Dawson. Special thanks to Martyn Cox for the excerpts from his Our Secret World War II archive. To view the full interviews visit legasee.org.uk For ad-free listening, join Noiser+. Click the Noiser+ banner to get started with a 7-day free trial. Or, if you’re on Spotify or Android, go to noiser.com/subscriptions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4. The Longest Night…

4. The Longest Night…

2024-06-1931:162

General Dwight D. Eisenhower and his confidante spend the eve of D-Day wracked with nerves. The Supreme Commander writes a heartfelt letter of apology… to be released if the operation fails. And, from airfields in England, the first Allied planes take to the skies… A Noiser production, written by Jo Furniss. A special thanks to Legasee for the use of their archive of personal recollections from the men and women who witnessed D-Day. To view the full interviews visit legasee.org.uk For ad-free listening, join Noiser+. Click the Noiser+ banner to get started with a 7-day free trial. Or, if you’re on Spotify or Android, go to noiser.com/subscriptions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5. Crash Landing

5. Crash Landing

2024-06-2641:224

In the dead of night, airborne troops become the first Allied soldiers to set foot in France. Engineless gliders carrying men and equipment crash-land behind enemy lines. A paratrooper lands on a church steeple… yet somehow survives the battle. And, with Pegasus Bridge in the crosshairs, D-Day claims its first British casualty… A Noiser production, written by Edward White. A special thanks to Legasee for the use of their archive of personal recollections from the men and women who witnessed D-Day. To view the full interviews, visit legasee.org.uk For ad-free listening, join Noiser+. Click the Noiser+ banner to get started with a 7-day free trial. Or, if you’re on Spotify or Android, go to noiser.com/subscriptions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6. The Armada Advances

6. The Armada Advances

2024-07-0335:574

Seven thousand ships depart Britain. The King intervenes to prevent Churchill from personally crossing the Channel. On board, soldiers prepare themselves in whatever ways they can - fevered prayers, photos of loved ones, slap-up meals. As dawn breaks, the first Allied landing craft will make their way to shore… A Noiser production, written by Edward White. A special thanks to Legasee for the use of their archive of personal recollections from the men and women who witnessed D-Day. To view the full interviews, visit legasee.org.uk For ad-free listening, join Noiser+. Click the Noiser+ banner to get started with a 7-day free trial. Or, if you’re on Spotify or Android, go to noiser.com/subscriptions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7. Omaha Beach

7. Omaha Beach

2024-07-1043:053

American forces land on Omaha, the most deadly of the D-Day beaches. So many are killed in the first few hours that a US general almost calls off the attack. It’s the closest D-Day ever comes to failure. But amidst the turmoil, as the tide literally turns, can the Allied soldiers just break through?… A Noiser production, written by Jeff Dawson. A special thanks to the American Veterans Center for their partnership in highlighting the real stories from Omaha Beach. Visit their YouTube channel for more interviews and stories. For ad-free listening, join Noiser+. Click the Noiser+ banner to get started with a 7-day free trial. Or, if you’re on Spotify or Android, go to noiser.com/subscriptions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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