Some further additions to the 1984 press coverage of D-Day posted a few days ago: https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/04/d-day-forty-years-on-1984/
Here is how the BBC Radio Times covered the events in D-Day week 1984. Some interesting colour magazine pictures in an otherwise black and white newspaper world.
This glossy 1984 newspaper souvenir from Portsmouth is proving a bit difficult to photograph so I will try to scan sections of this on a good scanner at some point in the next week or two. Some interesting veterans’ stories inside worth sharing more widely. Lots of the photos in the newspaper are freely available on the IWM website. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/searchquery=&pageSize=15&style=list&filters%5BwebCategory%5D%5BPhotographs%5D=on&filters%5BthemeString%5D%5BNormandy%20Landings%201944%5D=on
Hope these two posts have been of interest. I found this interesting sketch by Rommel when rereading the very varied viewpoints from Allied and German forces and French civilians in Cornelius Ryan’s book The Longest Day (1959), abridged in True Stories of World War Two (Reader’s Digest 1981). It shows how formidable the beach defences could be where Rommel had his way, suitable time, materials and labour.
I have bought or will buy the equivalent newspapers for today and tomorrow for comparison 35 years on. Somewhere (!) I have other 50th 60th and 70th D-Day Anniversary newspaper cuttings gs, so will scan these in future as I find them again.
Posted by Mark Man of TIN on D-Day75 6th June 2019.