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Length: 2:24 mins
Date: 29 May 2004
Subject: D Day
 
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Harold Read's D-Day memories

Having lied about his age when he volunteered, 14414899 private Harold Read, of Longhope (Gloucestershire), was just 16 years old when he landed on a Normandy beach on the evening of the sixth of June 1944.

Following a stint of training in Scotland, his regiment the 1st Oxford and Buckinghamshire was moved to the south coast unaware of what lay ahead for them.

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