Wednesday, January 02, 2013
“Literature In A Hurry”
William L. Shirer reporting on The Fall Of France on June 22, 1940, from Compiègne (the identity of the man on the left is unknown).
Shirer broke the news of France’s surrender to the world, broadcasting live on CBS radio directly from Compiègne. Germany had not planned to announce France’s surrender until the following day, but Shirer’s live broadcast forced Germany to release the news that evening.