The People's D-Day
4 Extra Debut. Libby Purves follows the way Britain prepared for the assault on Normandy through the eyes and ears of the men and women right across Britain who were wittingly or unwittingly caught up in the vast machine of war.
Accompanied by historian Dr Adrian Smith, Libby travels from the streets and docks of Southampton to the New Forest glades where many troops camped before embarking for France, to introduce a sequence of short features and stories told by the people who made D-Day happen.
The Machine of War: Part 1
A Nurse at D-Day
When the Beaches Were for Sandcastles
Mapping Nazi Normandy
A Harbour Called Mulberry
The Machine of War: Part 2
Cornwall, Caves and Communications
Faking It with Fortitude
Producers Clare Csonka, Isobel Eaton, Simon Elmes, Neil George, Beaty Rubens, Miles Warde and Rachel White.