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HMS Medusa: 70 years on

19/09/2019Download

Richard Hutchinson revisits D-Day through the story of HMS Medusa which was deployed as a Navigation Leader during Operation Neptune. For 30 hours she withstood enemy gunfire while acting as a marker to guide American troops through German minefields and onto Omaha beach. 

Richard visits the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth, the famous map room in Southwick House, where President Eisenhower gave the orders for D-Day and goes on board the iconic motor launch with veterans as they retrace part of their journey in the Solent.

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