The mission that changed the course of the war

World leaders are gathering to mark 70 years since the Normandy landings. We are remembering the heroism of the advance party - a small number of soldiers from the South who landed at night on a very special mission. Martin Dowse reports.

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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.