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Liverpool launches Battle of Atlantic celebrations

Two very special gentlemen in their eighties were honoured today with a special sail past on the Mersey - it involved a flotilla of merchant and defence ships.

The pair are both survivors from the longest battle of the Second World War, the Battle of the Atlantic, which marks its 70th anniversary with several days of celebrations in Liverpool next month. Our correspondent Gregg Easteal reports.

Battle of Atlantic 70th anniversary celebrated in Liverpool

The 70th anniversary of the Battle of Atlantic Credit: Gregg Easteal

An event to mark the launch of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Atlantic will take place in Liverpool today.

Next month the city will host the national commemoration of the battle which was the longest campaign of the Second World War

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