During World War Two, Allied troops took part in the Normandy Landings of 1944. Thousands of them left the South coast of England, many sailing from Portsmouth, heading for Normandy in France in the biggest air, sea and land invasion in history.
On Wednesday 5th June 2019, Her Majesty the Queen, veterans, Prime Minister Theresa May and 15 world leaders marked those historic departures from the British coastline at national commemorations in Southsea, Portsmouth.
On Thursday 6th June 2019, the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day, Normandy in France has played host to the commemorations.
In a special programme ITV Meridian's live programme came from two major locations: Southwick House in the hills above Portsmouth, where much of the D-Day operation was planned; and from Arromanches and the beaches of Normandy where the invasion and liberation of France began.
Part one of our special D-Day 75th anniversary programme:
Part two of our special D-Day 75th anniversary programme: