Factfile on ...Nor­mandy Land­ings

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

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.

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