WE'VE done a series of articles on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, one of the most remarkable Allied wartime operations.

It was a pleasant surprise to have a visit from Esmee Nicholls, who brought in some photos of her visit to Normandy in France in 1984 for the 40th anniversary of D-Day.

Esmee's uncle, Private Jonathan Robert Reeves, was killed in the Second World War not long after D-Day on June 21, 1944, aged 31. Jonathan was the son of Bernard and Frances Ann Reeves and has a war grave in his memory at the Bayeux War Cemetery.

Esmee and her husband Roger went on the Dorset Echo D-Day Landings tour of Normandy in 1984. Visitors were taken to monuments erected in commemoration of the events, the military cemeteries and war museum.

She was able to view her uncle's war grave as the trip took in the British cemetery at Bayeaux.

Thanks to Esmee for sharing these memories.