D-Day, Almost Sixty Years On
Penny Ritchie Calder introduces a major new exhibition celebrating the greatest amphibious landing in history, and the bravery of those who took part.
Sixty years ago a fifty-mile stretch of unremarkable French coastline became the focus of the biggest combined naval, military and air operation ever seen. In the early hours of June 6th, 1944, the first of thousands of Allied troops began landing in Normandy. Code-named Overlord, the D-Day landings remain one of the most memorable events of the Second World War.
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