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Many a cross word: The...
December 15, 2013

crosswords fight for the Germans, too? It looked distinctly likely on the eve of the Normandy landings, when The Telegraph’s puzzle included five top-secret D-Day codewords – Utah, Omaha, Overlord, Mulberry and

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‘I’m here to tell the tale today. The other six in...
June 06, 2014
of the invasion. The toll was similar on Juno and Sword beaches. The Americans lost around 2,000 troops landing on Omaha Beach, but less than 200 on Utah. June 6, 1944 when his nimble footwork got him through the surf and along the shoreline to shelter. In the lottery that was Operation Overlord, many men died even before they made dry land. Others the remains of the...
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100 years of the crossword
December 10, 2013
was hauled before military intelligence on suspicion of giving away secrets. Answers in this particular newspaper crossword over several days had included Utah, Omaha and Mulberry, all of which were code words in Operation Overlord, which was the plan culminating in the D-Day landings. A few days later Neptune (which was the name given to the naval operations) and...
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D-Day 70th anniversary: Everything you need to know about 6...
June 06, 2014
Then and now at Colleville sur Mer, France – otherwise known as Omaha Beach. (Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) You’ve probably heard of D-Day before. You know it’s fortifications. How did it actually go then? There were five beaches, and the Allies forces experienced varying degrees of success. Some were walkovers, like Utah Beach where there were...
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D-Day on your doorstep:...
June 06, 2014

. Many of the troops who embarked through Weymouth were part of the US 1st Division, the 'Big Red One', who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day. There were also several hospitals in West Devon. Troops who embarked through Plymouth were part of the US 4th Infantry Division, and landed on Utah Beach on D-Day. Troops embarked via sites on the River Plym at Cattedown and Turnchapel up a training ground at Slapton Sands, to be used by Force U, the American forces...

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