Today is the 70th anniversary of the greatest seaborne invasion the world has ever known. It is a time when we need to remember the bravery and courage of the troops who stepped out of those landing crafts onto the … Continue reading
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Its cloudy, overcast and raining outside today, not a lot different from 5th June 1944. That particular day was the eve to the D Day landings in Normandy. Weather played a huge roll in the invasion plans, The big question … Continue reading
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