A love letter and an illegal D-Day diary
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Dorset solider's illegal D-Day diary revealed in new book

On June 6 1944, Gold Beach proved to be the most difficult landing ground for British troops on D-Day with up to 1,100 allied casualties.

Soldiers from the Hampshire, Dorsetshire and Devonshire regiments were given the job of taking the defences near the beach.

A new book has pieced together what happened to some of the individual soldiers in the first 24-hours after the D-Day landings.

It includes the story of a young private, Terry Parker, who kept an illegal diary detailing his involvement in the fighting.

  • 04 Jun 2019
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