Seventy years later, 6th June remains a day etched on the national consciousness. The day we left our island to rid Europe of the Nazi menace. If ever there was a good war, it was this one. ‘We shall fight them on the beaches’ promised Churchill in 1940, but he was referring to the south coast of England – not the northern coast of France. Four years later, Operation Overlord was set in action. Antony Beevor, author of the definitive work D-Day, will take us through the operation and its many setbacks. At times, it looked as if we would flounder, but after six days of heavy fighting, all five bridgeheads were connected, and Berlin was a realistic goal.