Operation Overlord people in all BBC programmes
Comedian Al Murray champions the life of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
Monty Python's Michael Palin chooses the American writer, Ernest Hemingway.
Michael Palin nominates Ernest Hemingway as his Great Life.
Eric Pickles chooses Hollywood director John Ford.
Journalist Camilla Wright nominates the war reporter Martha Gellhorn for greatness.
Camilla Wright chooses Martha Gellhorn, who wrote at length about the Spanish Civil War.
Ray Mears champions the life of Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel.
Lord Digby Jones chooses Winston Churchill, with contribution from Prof David Reynolds.