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Ridgeway Magazine – 2nd D-Day special 5th June 2019

The focus is on Weymouth and Portland in ‘Bodies and Buddies’

  • We are looking at the rumours about the burial of hundreds of US troops killed in training in the days before D-Day. An eyewitness to the landing of the bodies tells all
  • Lord Dannatt, former Chief of the British Army and founder of Help for Heroes talks about the composition of an invasion force
  • Historian and author Peter Caddick-Adams tells us about the Yanks who became buddies and sets the scene locally before D-Day. See Penguin Books website for more information about Peter Caddick-Adams
  • Les Sullivan of the Nothe Fort talks about the macabre duty of the Weymouth fishing fleet
  • Stephen George of the Portland D-Day Centre on the vital importance of the Mulberry Harbour
  • The irrepressible Poppy Butcher talks about singing for the US troops and her job at Portland Dockyard at the age of 15

See also our first D-Day Special