Benedict Cumberbatch reads the D-Day news bulletins

Seventy years on, the Sherlock star lends his voice to original news scripts from the first day of the Normandy invasion

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Seventy years ago today, Allied troops began their assault on the beaches of Normandy, an operation which would prove crucial in the Second World War victory over the Nazis.

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Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is among those reading the original scripts of BBC news bulletins and warnings from the day of the attack to feature on Radio 4 programmes over the next few days.

Listen to them all below…

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Patrick Stewart and Toby Jones also read further D-Day bulletins. Listen here.