D-Day remembered: 70 years since the battle on the beaches

On the 6th June 1944, an Allied force of British, American and Canadian troops carried out the largest seaborne invasion in history, landing on the beaches of Normandy in France to begin the liberation of Axis-occupied Europe.

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The weather was crucial to D-Day's success

The weather was crucial to the success of D-Day. Actor David Haig has written a play called 'Pressure'.

The play, at the Minerva Theatre in Chichester, tells the true story of the tensions between General Eisenhower, the Allied Supreme Commander, and Dr James Stagg, the Chief Meteorological Officer for the Met Office.

When should the attack be launched? Simon has been to find out more.

D-Day memorial service in Southsea

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The seafront was packed today Credit: Richard Jones

A memorial service has been taking place in Southsea to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Hundreds of people have gathered around the D-Day stone to sing hymns and pray.

Among them were veterans, their relatives, and children from nearby schools. Following the service there was a parade along the seafront to the D-Day Museum.

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