World War II BBC Secret Messages to Resistance

  • BBC broadcast 1 June 1944: “Long sobs of autumn violins” meant that Operation Overlord was to start within two weeks.  BBC broadcast 5 June 1944: “wound my heart with a monotonous languor” meant that it would start within 48 hours and that the Resistance should begin sabotage operations, especially on the French railroad system.  (Wikipedia article.)