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#OnThisDay 1943: Should a woman or even a Yorkshireman be allowed to read the BBC news? Of course not. John Snagge explained why.

#OnThisDay 1954: Daily television news bulletins began. Your (out-of-vision) newsreaders were Richard Baker and John Snagge. The final report was this glorious newsreel film about the end of rationing.

*technically* of course it should be the "BBC Home Service" but that would be six. The man in the photo is John Snagge, legendary newsreader and the "voice" of the Home Service for many years. Here's an extract of his Desert Island Discs from 1959.

At midday on 6 June 1944, 75 years ago today, John Snagge announced on the BBC Home Service that "D-Day has come". Here is his radio broadcast heard by millions of people that day, along with the original BBC script. #DDay75thAnniversary 

12/ Eventually the Allied forces put out a communique confirming the news: “D-Day has come.” Here’s the BJohn Snagge'>BC’s John Snagge:

9:30 a.m. – John Snagge with BBC broadcasts the first news of the Allied landings in France. #DDay75 

At midday on 6 June 1944, radio announcer John Snagge broadcast on the BBC Home Service that "D-Day has come"... #DDay75  #DDay75thAnniversaryt #DDay75Years #DDayLandingsA #Normandy #LestWeForgetniversary  Years

At midday, the radio announcer John Snagge broadcast on the BBC Home Service that "D-Day has come". #DDay75 

During the 1949 Boat Race, the BBC commentator John Snagge said, ‘I can't see who's in the lead, but it's either Oxford or Cambridge’.

#OTD 1954: Daily television news bulletins began. Your (out-of-vision) newsreaders were Richard Baker and John Snagge. The final report was this glorious newsreel film about the end of rationing. #TBT 

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