Liverpool's Battle of the Atlantic celebrations have been the city's most successful event of the year so far.
More than 300,000 people turned out across the five day event last month to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle.
Record crowds have again been out in Liverpool for the final full day of commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic.
The city was the home of the Western Approaches control room keeping vital supply routes open.
Organisers say attendances have exceeded all expectations, as Ralph Blunsom reports.
Liverpool's Battle of the Atlantic 70th Anniversary events continue today on the Mersey also veterans and their families will gather at the Cunard Building for a procession.
It be led by Chinese lion dancers, Indian drummers and troops from the Polish community representing the nationalities which made up crew on merchant and royal navy vessels.
It will head to the Merchant Navy memorial on the Pier Head for a poignant wreath-laying ceremony.
Later a Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft will fly over the waterfront in a Battle of Britain memorial flight.
Also the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines will join local artists in a sold-out concert at the city's Philharmonic Hall.
A weekend of events is getting under way in Liverpool to mark the city's role in the Battle of the Atlantic, a major turning point in the Second World War. Veterans will join local dignitaries for four days of commemorations.
A number of vessels are arriving on the River Mersey today for series of events to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Atlantic.
Liverpool is hosting the national commemoration of the battle which was the longest campaign of the Second World War.