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Unique photographic record of D-Day by Cambridgeshire veteran

One of the pictures taken after the D-day landings Photo: Brian Carter

A D-Day veteran from St Ives in Cambridgeshire has his own unique record of the Allied landings in Normandy 70 years ago.

When Sub Lieutenant Brian Carter from St Ives led his troops onto the beaches at the age of 19, he was carrying a camera and the pictures he took tell their own fascinating story.

Sub Lieutenant Brian Carter during the Second World War
D-Day landings - June 1944 Credit: Brian Carter
D-Day landings - June 1944 Credit: Brian Carter

It was the largest seaborne invasion ever undertaken and despite rough weather conditions which delayed the operation by two days it went ahead on the 6 June 1944.

For Brian and his crew though navigating their way across the Channel in a landing vessel loaded with tanks it was a challenging voyage

D-Day landings - June 1944 Credit: Brian Carter
D-Day landings - June 1944 Credit: Brian Carter

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

Brian Carter has now documented his photographs in books and CDs Credit: ITV News Anglia

Now nearly 90, Brian knows few of his comrades are still alive. But he's determined his experiences won't be forgotten, documenting them in books and on CD.

He's also been chosen to feature on a new set of fundraising coins issued by the Royal British Legion.

D-Day landings - June 1944 Credit: Brian Carter
D-Day landings - June 1944 Credit: Brian Carter

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