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At 91 Ted amazed us all with his encyclopaedic memory of his time as 2nd in command of 15 Rhino LST landing crafts on D Day. He not only provides a genuinely rare insight into the planning and execution of D Day he also recalls terror in Norway and adventure in Holland.

At 91 Ted amazed us all with his encyclopaedic memory of his time as 2nd in command of 15 Rhino LST landing crafts on D Day. He not only provides a genuinely rare insight into the planning and execution of D Day he also recalls terror in Norway and adventure in Holland.

Normandy veteran Eddie Linton 88 - Was a Royal Navy able seaman (AB) on board the River-class frigate HMS Mourne. 'Coming on deck for watch early that morning and seeing all those ships. I'd never seen so many ships in all my life. That's when I knew something was going to happen.' Picture: MATT CARDY 06/06/2014 70th Anniversary

In pictures: Veterans recall their roles in the D-Day landings

Photographer Matt Cardy captured these striking photos of surviving Normandy veterans as they describe their most vivid memory of D-Day.

During World War II, Fred Danckwardt survived 45 Operations with Bomber Command. He then returned to help on the Berlin Airlift. He had something of a charmed life.

During World War II, Fred Danckwardt survived 45 Operations with Bomber Command. He then returned to help on the Berlin Airlift. He had something of a charmed life.

Gordon Smith gives an emotional account of his military experiences during WWII starting with memories of the Blitz.

Gordon Smith gives an emotional account of his military experiences during WWII starting with memories of the Blitz.

From an early age Ken was always drawing aircraft so joining the RAVR was a natural step for him. In this film he talks about his training on Tiger Moths, Hawker Harts and the Miles Master. He also recalls an MP's visit to his airbase in Cheltenham, he assured them that the war would be over by Christmas and it still amuses him now.

Battle of Britain Pilot shares memories of life in the RAF.

Ed Meddings saw action in WWII and then flew on the Berlin Airlift. A modest man he gives a detailed account of his experiences as a pilot initially with Coastal Command and then on the Airlift.

Ed Meddings saw action in WWII and then flew on the Berlin Airlift. A modest man he gives a detailed account of his experiences as a pilot initially with Coastal Command and then on the Airlift.

Tony Iveson gives a truly amazing account of his distinguished career in the RAF. He was one of the few pilots to fly in both fighter and bomber command and was awarded the DFC for his efforts.

Tony Iveson gives a truly amazing account of his distinguished career in the RAF. He was one of the few pilots to fly in both fighter and bomber command and was awarded the DFC for his efforts.

Sidney is a real character and despite his age still holds some very vivid memories of his time in the Signals including his call up.

Sidney is a real character and despite his age still holds some very vivid memories of his time in the Signals including his call up.

One of the few surviving WWII pilots to have flown both the Hurricane and the Spitfire. Brian has all his faculties and his memories of specific bombing raids and life as a Spit pilot in Italy are absolutely absorbing

One of the few surviving WWII pilots to have flown both the Hurricane and the Spitfire. Brian has all his faculties and his memories of specific bombing raids and life as a Spit pilot in Italy are absolutely absorbing

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN, 1940S

May 1942 At Beecher Street School, whose student body consists of half Americans of Italian descent and half of Americans of Polish descent, Southington, Conn. The Queen of the May was Emily Schwak, of Polish extraction;

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