The D-Day Story Collection


BBC News Bulletin

The text of a BBC News Bulletin dated 9.6.1944 (issued or read to troops on the Normandy beaches, to keep them in touch with the news). The Bulletin gives details of how the war is progressing particularly the Landings in Northern France. Part of a collection of '9 Beach Group Daily News' news sheets, which previously belonged to Major William Nichols, who on and after D-Day was the Beach Company Commander on King Red Sector, Gold Beach (Ver-sur-Mer). Beach Group troops were based near the beach and organised the landing and movement inland of troops and supplies.

Location: In store, can be viewed by appointment


Reference: 1986/7/4