On Air Carnaby Street Chris Williams | 8:30AM - 10:30AM

The 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Perspective

Sunday, June 9th, 2019 - 1 hour 21 minutes

Ceremonies have been held to mark the 75th anniversary of one of the most significant dates in the modern era of the western world. Tuesday, 6th June 1944, saw what is widely considered to be the largest combined land, air and seaborne invasion in history. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II, unleashed with the words "let's go". More than 4-thousand Allied troops died during the operation to liberate France. Dollin Mercer looks back at the day itself, and events which have commemorated it this week.