D-Day 65: British Sector

If, like me, you weren’t able to get over to Normandy this year for the 65th Anniversary, you can at least enjoy the excellent live coverage that has been on BBC News and Sky News, and the special evening of programmes on BBC4 this evening.

The Telegraph’s website also has an excellent and extensive range of special features on D-Day.  Their photo gallery has some great pictures too, a sample of which are below:

Veterans meet Arlette Gondree at the Gondree Cafe. As a young girl she was in the first house to be captured by the British Forces when capturing what is now the Pegasus Bridge

Veterans meet Arlette Gondree at the Gondree Cafe. As a young girl she was in the first house to be captured by the British Forces when capturing what is now the Pegasus Bridge

 

Veterans and members of the Parachute Regiment watch the memorial parachute jump near Ranville

Veterans and members of the Parachute Regiment watch the memorial parachute jump near Ranville

 

Paratroopers re-enact part of the bloody Allied landings of D-Day

Paratroopers re-enact part of the bloody Allied landings of D-Day

 

Paratroopers from the 3rd Parachute Battailon land in a wheat field outside the village of Ranville

Paratroopers from the 3rd Parachute Battailon land in a wheat field outside the village of Ranville

 

Private Douglas Baines, a veterans of the Parachute Regiment who jumped on 6th June 1944 and who liberated Ranville, greets a member of the Parachute Regiment who took part in the memorial jump

Private Douglas Baines, a veteran of the Parachute Regiment who jumped on 6th June 1944 and who liberated Ranville, greets a member of the Parachute Regiment who took part in the memorial jump

 

RN Veteran Ron Harris, who served on HMS Offa, visits the Ranville Cemetery

RN Veteran Ron Harris, who served on HMS Offa, visits the Ranville Cemetery

 

Normandy Veteran Eric Buckley, 85, from Leicester places a wooden remembrance plaque on what was the British Sword beach

Normandy Veteran Eric Buckley, 85, from Leicester places a wooden remembrance plaque on what was the British Sword beach



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