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The first paratroopers land

Duration: 00:26

Acting Corporal Bob Stoodley, 22nd Independent Parachute Company is among the very first paratroopers to land. Bob is a pathfinder guiding in the 8th Parachute Battalion and the engineers whose job it was to destroy key strategic bridges over the River Dives.

Available since: Wed 5 Jun 2013

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Dan Snow examines how the analysis of 3D aerial photos helped the Allied Forces win D-Day.

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