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D-Day anniversary: A guide to Portsmouth and the Normandy beaches

By Mark Dapin
Updated June 5 2023 - 11:17am, first published June 2 2023 - 3:00pm

With the 80th anniversary of D-Day one year away, Mark Dapin visits the sites - on both sides of the English Channel - that commemorate this world-defining event.

Thousands of Australians sailed with the Allied armies from England to France on D-Day. Their bravery is remembered on both sides of the English Channel - in Portsmouth, Hampshire, where many embarked, and in Arromanches-les-Bains, where they landed.

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