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Series marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Sophie Raworth visits Southwick House, where D-Day was planned, and Dan Snow outlines the role of the Air Force in the operation.

In a series of programmes marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Sophie Raworth tells the story of Operation Overlord, the ambitious allied invasion of German-occupied France.

She visits Southwick House in Hampshire - where D-Day was planned - and is joined by George Batts, national secretary of the Normandy Veterans' Association. Dan Snow outlines the vital role of the Air Force in the success of D-Day, and former paratrooper Geoff Pattinson explains how he took a glider trip twice to get into occupied France.

Wrens Marsie and Jean reveal the secrets of life in Eisenhower's headquarters and veteran Harold Dudman, who returned to the Normandy beaches with his wife and daughter, shares his moving story.

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Mon 2 Jun 2014 09:15

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Christopher Egan 

    D Day 70: The Heroes Remember - Opening Titles

  • 00:02

    Ludovico Einaudi

    Berlin Song 

  • 00:03

    Duke Ellington

    Ain't Misbehavin 

  • 00:04

    Edward Elgar


  • 00:04

    Ludovico Einaudi

    Berlin Song 

  • 00:04

    Ludovico Einaudi

    Nuvole Bianche 

  • 00:07

    Ludovico Einaudi


  • 00:18

    Corporal Andrew Beaumont 

    The Last Post 

  • 00:24

    Jerry Gray

    A String of Pearls 

    Performer: Glenn Miller.
  • 00:42

    The National


    From the soundtrack to the film The Vow

  • 00:43

    Christopher Egan 

    D Day 70 - The Heroes Rember - Closing Titles


Role Contributor
Presenter Sophie Raworth
Presenter Dan Snow
Presenter James Holland
Director Gavin Ahern
Director Gavin Ahern
Series Producer Anja Scharfenorth


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