D-Day 70: Commemorative programme features The Portsmouth Evening News of June 6, 1944

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News journalist Mark Acheson has recorded a D-Day 70 programme reviewing stories and advertisements that appeared in The Portsmouth Evening News on June 6, 1944.

The main stories gave the latest information about the landings that morning in Normandy and the paper also featured war news from elsewhere and stories about what was happening in Portsmouth on that day.

The front page of The Portsmouth Evening News on Tuesday, June 6, 1944

The front page of The Portsmouth Evening News on Tuesday, June 6, 1944

Mark’s programme, which can be heard on the video on this story, was recorded for the Havant-based community station Angel Radio.

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