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A brotherhood born of heroes in Normandy D-day landings
A brotherhood born of heroes in Normandy D-day landings

Some brothers you're born with; others you choose. War took one from Eric Gower, but it gave him dozens of others, bonded by a singular experience 70 years ago. Patriotic and dutiful young men, they took part in the largest amphibious assault in history, against an enemy that held Europe in its grip. On June 6, 1944, wave after wave of Allied soldiers and equipment crashed onto the shores of Normandy, France, launching a massive operation that lasted more than two months and precipitated the defeat of Nazi Germany. When the war was over, many of the fighters returned to "civvy street" here in Britain, to wives and kids and work, and a country eager to put the war behind it. Memories of...

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