the chimney is the one of the Benedictine's distillery. On the right on
the photo, one of the antennas now unused by Radio Normandy since december
the French state, they carried the service
"Radio International Fécamp" with French propaganda aimed at foreigners between november 1939 and
Where to find "Radio International"
on your dial ?
storage of transformers of the old Radio Normandy
The Transmitter House
The old transmitter of Fécamp stopped (12.12.1938) since the start of the
new transmitter of Radio Normandy at Louvetot, works again with Radio
International programmes for a few weeks (Nov. 1939 to Friday Jan 12,
1940) with the control of the IBC.
The closing down of the station will be required by the French military
January 1940: the Czech and Austrian broadcasts from the old studios of
Radio Normandy to Fécamp stopped for military reasons. Broadcasters thank
the City of Fécamp for an unforgettable welcome.
the start of the German invasion, the French
army destroyed the equipment on Monday 10
and the transmitter cables of Fecamp are cut.
Germans occupy the "House of the radio"
rue de Boulogne and
make it the Standortkommandantur
the beginning of the war, the state censors public and private radio.
Since June 1940, Germans control one radio station - Radio Paris closely:
"Radio Paris is German"! repeated the BBC. Many listen in
secret. In March 1944, radio sets must be handed in at town halls. Some
will disappear in bombardments.
a violent storm, in the early morning of
7 November 1940, the west pylon
twists on its base
and collapses in the garden of a nearby orphanage
Michel. A twisted mass of metal tears up
its enormous concrete foundation.
12 November 1943, the remaining pylon
(East side) will be blown up by
it could act as landmark to allies.