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The story of Victoria Cross D-Day hero Stan Hollis

6 June 2014 Last updated at 07:55 BST

The actions of the 150,000 allied troops who took part in D-Day are being remembered 70 years on, but just one soldier who took part in the invasion was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Stan Hollis is a celebrated hero in Normandy but he is almost unknown in his home town in Middlesbrough, as Mike Parr reports.