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David Haig puts Pressure on at Lyceum

posted 7 May 2014, 08:25 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 7 May 2014, 08:32 ]

June 6th, 1944 – a date that will be forever known as D-Day. But it is lesser-known that June 5th, 1944 was the day the son of a plumber from Dalkeith changed the entire course of the Second World War, paving the way for the Allied victory over Nazi Germany.

Rewind almost 70 years, and the Allies have a mighty armada of vessels ready to take 150,000 soldiers across the English Channel to the beaches of Normandy in northern France, where they plan to launch a major offensive against the enemy.

After months of meticulous planning, military commanders are confident they have the solutions to all the obstacles that could stand in their way – bar one. The weather.