A 93-year-old looks back 70 years to witnessing the carnage on Sword Beach in Normandy.
Platoon commander Major Reginald Trench talked to the County Times about the allied army invasion of Normandy, northern France in World War II today (Friday June 6).
More than 156,000 British, American, Canadian and other soldiers took part in what has become known as the largest military operation in history - spanning Sword, Gold, Juno, Utah and Omaha beaches.
Sword Beach represented the third and the last of the British landing sectors.
To read Major Trench’s harrowing first-hand experience, pick up next week’s County Times out Thursday June 12.