Normandy landings

Paul Reynish at the Normandy landings. (HOMEVID: When to Die)

The Normandy landings, known as D-Day, were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, codenamed Operation Overlord, during the Second World War. (PROSE: Trace Memory)

The landings took place in 1944, commencing on 6 June. First the area was checked by minesweepers, they were followed by submarines and then three British battleships. The landing took place across numerous beaches along the coast. Nine-thousand allied troops were dead or wounded by the time the fighting ended. (PROSE: The Taint)

Stephen Mulryne, who later became the British Minister of Defence, participated in the Normandy landings, (AUDIO: 1963: The Assassination Games) as did Paul Reynish. (HOMEVID: When to Die)

When the Free France Army arrived in Britain in preparation for the Normandy landings, the first thing that they did was hold a memorial service for Joan of Arc. (AUDIO: State of Emergency)

John Benton's father was killed during the landings. (HOMEVID: Wartime)

In the late 22nd century, members of the 101st Airborne on Farside Station experienced a simulacrum of the Normandy landings as part of a training scenario. (PROSE: Fear Itself)

Behind the scenes Edit

Richard Todd, who played Sanders in the television story Kinda, was one of the first Allied troops to arrive in Normandy on D-Day.

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