"I remember watching a dead soldier on the road and two tank columns were advancing and driving over the corpse... the noise it made, a daunting noise."
D-day in numbers.
Euronews takes a look at eight human stories from D-Day, 75 years on.
The youngest-known participant of the allied invasion at just 15 years old, Jim Radford has now unexpectedly found fame summiting the UK music charts.
The former American president lost two of his son's in the first and second world war and both are buried at the Colleville sur Mer Normandy American Cemetery.
“I’m not bitter about the D-Day celebrations at all,” said Ivor Gaskill. “I just wish they’d give us the same recognition because if hadn’t been for us there probably wouldn’t have been a D-Day, at least not on 6 June.”
The C-47 had a lucky escape after being found in a restoration yard in Wisconsin. It would have been stripped for parts had its tail number not been checked.
The US 4th Infantry Division lost 749 men in the attack, four times as many as they did on D-Day.
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