D-Day marked by Fenland people

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The 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings has been marked in Fenland by pensioners.

Residents at a Doddington retirement complex were taken back to their younger days with a host of wartime entertainment.

Staff at Sanctuary Home Care’s Doddington Extra branch helped to mark this important milestone .

Thousands of British, Canadian and American troops landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, which was a critical turning point in the Second World War.

Thousands of planes and ships were called into the assault to help soften the German defences.

An estimated 156,000 men took part in D-day. Up to 3,000 men died on the beaches on June 6 alone.

Less than a year later, the Nazis surrendered to Allied forces.

Extra care home manager Julie Booker was pleased with the Doddington event.

She said: “Our tenants have lots of memories of this period in our history and were very proud to commemorate this anniversary as well as having a good time in the process.”