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We've a fascinating insight now into the role the Met Office played in the lead up to the D-Day landings, which took place 70 years ago this week.
Historic charts in the National Meteorological archive in Exeter show how their forecasting played a crucial part in helping to determine the success of the landings. Richard Lawrence reports.
Veterans from the West have been making what's expected to be their final journey to Normandy for a major commemoration of the D-Day landings.
This Friday marks the 70th anniversary of the invasion and as the surviving soldiers are all now in their late 80s and 90s it's thought the event will be the last large gathering of veterans paying their respects. David Wood travelled with one survivor from Wiltshire.