D-Day events recall bravery of South's troops

The South was transformed in the lead-up to D-Day. Thousands of planes, ships, vehicles - and tents - gathered along the coast for weeks alongside Allied troops waiting for departure. Today's events in Southsea captured the atmosphere of 70 years ago,

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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.