Guardian calls for D-Day memories to mark 70th anniversary

THE LONGEST DAY: Were you or a member of your family involved in the D-Day invasions. If so the Guardian would like to here from you.

THE LONGEST DAY: Were you or a member of your family involved in the D-Day invasions. If so the Guardian would like to here from you.

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Were you, your father, grandfather, great-uncle or neighbour one of the brave heroes who helped liberate Europe in the summer of 1944?

June 6, 2014, marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, – the longest day – when the course of the Second World War finally turned in the allies’ favour as tens of thousands of British, American, Canadian and other troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to recapture mainland Europe.

Operation Neptune – as it was known – marked the largest seaborne invasion in the history of warfare 24,000 Allied troops landed on the coast of northern France – at Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword Beach – to begin the fightback against Hitler’s German armies.

The events of D-Day and the days and weeks that followed saw the pendulum swing as the Allies regained a foothold on the continent and began the long march to victory.

The Guardian would like to hear from anyone from the Amman, Towy or Gwendraeth Valleys who was involved – or whose family members were involved – if the events of those historic days.

If you have a D-Day story to tell please contact Steve Adams on 01269 590896 or by emailing steve.adams@southwalesguardian.co.uk

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