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Fantastic stories by those men.
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Had the privilege of spending a couple of hours in some CP's company. Marvelous gentlemen
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German troops surrender to US soldiers on June 6, 1944Credit: EPA

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caught the Friday morning ferry from P/Mouth to Caen , jeeps trucks and all manner of ex WW11 stuff . Great spectating , really enjoyed it . D Day 75th Anniversary 709307421 D Day 75th Anniversary 709307421 D Day 75th Anniversary 709307421
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on Sun Jun 02 2019, 22:14
a wonderful thing I've bought to remember our soldiers, I'm not a smoker but, a lighter is a handy thing to have for countless needs, to light a fire, candle, to offer a smoker a light, to burn off a loose thread, So I keep this in my pocket all the time and its trench art, each time i use it, I think of the trenches, the men in the trenches and the debt we owe them, Its a lighter made from shell cases, a usable item and its steeped in history,

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on Mon Jun 03 2019, 10:55
World War Two landmarks will be protected by the government to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Six replica landing craft, nine sunken tanks, two armoured bulldozers and parts of Mulberry harbours in Dorset, Devon and West Sussex will be listed.

D-Day, which took place on 6 June 1944, was the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history.

Historic England said it was vital to protect the structures "as a memorial for future generations".


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Percy Hobart

Hobart's Funnies: The unusual tanks of D-Day
Major General Percy Hobart helped design modified tanks that formed part of the D-Day assault.


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Footage shows soldiers leaving for D-Day
Thousands of soldiers left from the Helford River in Cornwall for the invasion in northern France.


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on Wed Jun 05 2019, 17:56
I watched the BBC broadcast of the D Day 75 year celebrations earlier today.

It’s made me think of my dear old Dad who passed away in 1987.
He never spoke of the war when I was growing up,.
When my Mum died, I spent a bit more time with him, and he began to relate his wartime experiences.
He was in The Royal Army Medical Corps and was part of the D Day Landings.
He was on front line duties and the medics job was to tend to the wounded, dying and dead.
He followed the D Day advance right through to Berlin.
I can’t believe the horrors he would have seen.
I shall have a few scoops tonight and toast my Dad and all the brave people who took part in this historic event which decisively lead to the end of the war.
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on Wed Jun 05 2019, 18:16
Thanks for that Mrs A

At the BBC D Day Concert earlier today, Sheridan Smith did a wonderful rendition of ‘We’ll Meet Again’, she sounded remarkably like Vera Lynn.
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Sand sculpture at St Anne’s beach in Lytham of troops disembarking from a landing craft during 6 June 1944 D-Day invasion of the beaches of Normandy


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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.


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