Den Brotheridge of Smethwick was the first British soldier killed as forces attacked Pegasus Bridge on D Day. TNT visited the scene to find out what happened and spoke to Madame Arlette Gondree. She was a child who lived near the bridge at the time. We also visited the nearby churchyard at Benouville.
70 Years after the D Day landings and the troops who gave their lives are still remembered in cemeteries across northern France. TNT discovered a number of Brummies are commemorated at Ranville.