Last updated: 5 june, 2009 - 17:25 GMT

How BBC radio reported D-Day

June 6th marks the 65th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of occupied Europe in June 1944 by more than 175,000 Allied troops.

Creully Chateau in Normandy

Creully Chateau in Normandy was used as a front-line base by the BBC

What began with the storming of the Normandy beaches would eventually break the Nazi grip on Europe.

For the first time, the BBC was able to broadcast news back to the UK from the beaches and battlefields of Europe.

The BBC's Vincent Dowd has been to the beaches of Normandy to retrace the steps of those early war reporters.

CD Adamson, a BBC engineer who was invloved in the D-Day reporting

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First broadcast 5 June 2009

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