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A VETERAN of D-DAY has told of his experiences of landing on a Normandy beach.

Harry Marrington’s experiences of landing on Omaha beach on June 6, 1944, have been recorded by the Museum of the Royal Navy as part of its Hear My Story project.

He described seeing swimming tanks sinking like stones in the water, and being used as shields by the landing parties.

He added: ‘They were the only defence we had. On the ridge overlooking Omaha were 45 separate machine gun posts. They were so accurate.

‘Then they got the range for the big guns. All you could hear was people crying for their mums. You couldn’t do anything for them, you just had to carry on.’