People are being encouraged to share their stories to commemorate the D-Day Normandy landings.

Worcester City Council are inviting Worcester residents to re-tell anecdotes about the military action itself or tales of life living in the city during and immediately after the Second World War.

The tales can be shared through video, photographs, or audio recordings.


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The stories will then be featured on the Worcester Life Stories YouTube channel, and in a Guildhall exhibition.

Councillor Pat Agar, the council's armed forces champion, said: "Now that the Second World War is passing out of living memory it is very important for us tell stories about what our relatives were doing during the time of D-Day.

“You might have family stories or anecdotes from the time about the community that we live in.

“The stories will help our new generations to understand our armed forces and their sacrifices better.

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“We would like to share the stories of how Worcester families played their part in history.”

Thursday, June 6 will mark 80 years since one of the biggest military operations in British history.

The operation involved 154,000 troops from eight allied nations boarding 6,000 vessels to cross the English Channel, launching an invasion into German-occupied western Europe by sea and air, which shaped the allies' success.

A range of events in Worcester will be held on the day and the following weekend to commemoration the historic event.

For those wishing to contribute, videos can be sent via WhatsApp to 07708509625, and pictures and memories can be emailed to