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Destination D-Day

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Presented by Sir Huw Wheldon
On a cold February night in 1944, two British frogmen crawled on to a Normandy beach from the freezing sea to take samples of sand for scientific analysis from under the noses of German sentries. It was one of the most audacious of all the incredible operations that went into the planning of the Allied invasion of Europe. Throughout Britain during the 12 months before June
1944, men had been searching for the weak points in the vast German defences - all to ensure that D-Day, when it came, would be successful. The late Sir Huw Wheldon , then a major in the 6th
Airborne Division, landed with his unit on 6 June to help defend the left flank of the invasion force against counter-attack. In this programme he tells the story of the Allied plans and preparations which helped ensure the success of Operation Overlord.
Outstanding (DAILY TELEGRAPH) Riveting (DAILY EXPRESS) Magnifique (THE GUARDIAN) Joyous triumph (MAIL ON SUNDAY) Written by HUW WHELDON and ROY DAVIES
Assistant producer HARRY THOMPSON Producer ROY DAVIES (R)
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Presented By: Sir Huw Wheldon
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Written By: Huw Wheldon
Written By: Roy Davies
Producer: Harry Thompson
Producer: Roy Davies

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