Telegraph's D-Day dispatches go on show

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Original copies of the dramatic dispatches sent by the Daily Telegraph correspondent who witnessed the Allied invasion of France go on display this week as the centre-piece of an exhibition at the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth.

F.W. (Freddie) Perfect was this newspaper's Special Naval Correspondent sent to cover the landings, reporting initially from on board the operations ship Largs, then from the beaches as the Allies forged into occupied France.

He went on to witness the surrender of the German fleet before taking a more sedate role as House of Lords Correspondent in a long and illustrious Fleet Street career with the Telegraph.

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