6 Jun 2019

D-Day remembered, 75 years on

From Morning Report, 7:27 am on 6 June 2019

June 6 2019 is the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the start of the battle for Europe in the Second World War.

On June 6, 1944, a vast armada of ships carried more than 130,000 men to the coast of Normandy in France. Another 23,000 landed as paratroopers.

RNZ veteran's affairs reporter Andrew McRae has the story.