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D-Day as the BBC reported it on radio news

Allied troops started to land on the French coast at 06:30 on 6 June 1944 in one of the biggest military operations in history.

At midday, the radio announcer John Snagge broadcast on the BBC Home Service that "D-Day has come".

Here is the audio of his broadcast heard by millions of people that day, along with the original BBC script.