70th anniversary of the D-Day landings

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

Today we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

On 6 June 1944, Allied forces invaded Normandy which was, at that point, occupied by the German Army. It is estimated that over 8,000 people lost their lives on this one day.

D-Day reported in British newspapers

News of the invasion reached British newspapers during the day on 6 June 1944, so you’ll find initial reports in late editions or in the copies published the following day.
 

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Here’s a selection of newspaper headlines from the day of the D-Day landings.

Hull Daily Mail, 6 June 1944

 

Hull Daily Mail – Tuesday 06 June 1944
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Lancashire Daily Post, 6 June 1944

Lancashire Evening Post – Tuesday 06 June 1944
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Nottingham Evening Post, 6 June 1944

 

Nottingham Evening Post – Tuesday 06 June 1944
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