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France honours British veterans of the Normandy invasion

Nine D-Day veterans from across the region were honoured today for their part in the World War Two Normandy landings - with one of France's highest military honours, on the instruction of President Francois Hollande.

The veterans gathered in the Chapel at Dover College to receive the Legion d'honneur.

Sarah Saunders spoke to Normandy veterans John Roberts, Frederick White and Frederick Noone, as well as Headmaster of Dover College Gareth Doodes.

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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

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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