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D-day: The Longest Day, 6 June 1944 The First 24 Hours
Author: Will Fowler Publisher: Amber Books Price: £19.99 Will Fowler’s book promises to provide a detailed view of the first 24 hours of the Normandy landings, the invasion of France that moved World War II into its final phase. With such a book, wh
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Douglas C-47 Skytrain/dakota
At 10.49pm on 5 June, 1944, seven RAF Douglas C-47 Dakotas took off from RAF Down Ampney. These were the first of 1,067 Dakota or Skytrain (USAAF C-47s) sorties over the following “day of days” – the tip of the spear for the Allied liberation of Occu
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Commemorating British Veterans
For the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Royal British Legion and Normandy Memorial Trust are ensuring that the veterans and fallen of the Normandy Campaign are suitably honoured. As Britain’s leading armed forces charity, the British Legi