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WWII letters from occupied France show morale-boosting role of BBC

A book published in France reveals a forgotten cache of letters sent secretly to the BBC and which illustrate its role in French civil resistance.

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"Ici Londres … Yvette likes big carrots …Paul has some good tobacco … the secretary is very pretty … I want to be a godfather … and the big blonde is called Bill." Thankfully, it all made sense to certain listeners tuned in to the BBC in occupied France in the early 1940s, conveying that weapons were to be dropped, by parachute, somewhere the resistance could find them, reports The Guardian.

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