Factfile on ...Normandy Landings
THE Normandy landings were the start of the Allies’ liberation of Europe in the Second World War.
The forces landed on five beaches in north-west France after months of planning and a deception operation which fooled the Nazis into thinking the invasion would be further east.
Victor was involved on Juno beach, which was stormed by British and Canadian forces.
He helped put together mulberry harbours, which were floated across the channel before being assembled off the French coast.
It meant the Allies could drive straight off the ships on to the beaches.