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John Lichfield hears some of thinning ranks of D-Day soldiers remember stories that could be lost forever
Some of thinning ranks of D-Day soldiers remember stories that could be lost forever
Gordon Hornsby, 89, from North Shields, North Tyneside, was a Driver Mechanic with 203 Field Ambulance Unit, Royal Army Service Corps. He came ashore at Gold Beach on D-Day, and drove a series of ambulances all the way from Normandy to the Netherlands, where he was himself wounded in the Battle of Arnhem
Private Vic Mackenzie, 89, from North Weald, Essex, was a driver with the Royal Army Service Corps, attached to 7th Armoured Division. Mr Mackenzie came ashore at Arromanches, on Gold Beach, on on 8 June 1944 (“D-Day +2”). His unit was one of the first to stumble on to the Belsen concentration camp in the spring of 1945
'When I get together with other veterans, it all seems unreal to us now'
Without the offensive in Normandy, Hitler would have been able to better resist the Red Army
The pivotal battle is about to pass over the horizon of living memory
Mr Hammerton was among the first to land at Juno Beach on 6 June 1944
US industrialist Maurice Taylor sparks storm by insulting staff, refuses to save ailing tyre factory
Chris Corbin and Jeremy King are on a roll. In the past 10 months, they've opened three major restaurants in central London. The Delaunay flung its doors wide in the Aldwych in early December; its black marble pillars, station clock and calorific cake trolley shouted Vienna in its heyday.
A much-loved British watercolourist paved the way with his daring, continental tendencies
Boat crew 'feared for its safety' after coming under attack over fishing in contested waters
Injured later, he wrote in his diary, 'Attack. Rough! Got hit. Million dollar wound.On way back'
Recognition of English as the lingua franca of business is spreading to management courses across Europe
Like any great military and political leader, Dwight Eisenhower had every right to expect that his likeness would one day be immortalised in bronze or marble and installed prominently in his nation's capital. But that was before Frank Gehry came along.
This hilltop villa is surrounded by the fields of the Languedoc. It boasts a large cobbled terrace, pool and six bedrooms. Some are modern and dominated by oak beams; others feature a soothing pastel palette. Cook meals in one of two lavish kitchens, or visit Limoux to sample the local sparkling wine. Nearby, explore the fortified city of Carcassonne.