20 photos capture the scale of D-Day operation which was planned just outside Portsmouth in Southwick
As we mark the 77th anniversary of D-Day on Sunday, here are some images from The News archive.
There are soldiers and a landing craft in Portsmouth Harbour, as well as tanks and embarkations from South Parade Pier, as the big push into Nazi-occupied France began to take shape.
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