The astonishing scenes as Sunderland newsboys sell D-Day editions of the Echo

75 years ago this week, one of the momentous events in world history occurred.

Monday, 3rd June 2019, 09:58 am
Updated Sunday, 16th June 2019, 02:35 am
A rare image of paper boys struggling to cope with the demand for June 6, 1944 editions of the Sunderland Echo, reporting news of D-Day.

D-Day unfolded in France and back home in Sunderland, these newsboys were besieged as they tried to sell copies of the Echo.

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This week, we will have lots of stories to celebrate the anniversary of the Normandy landings, including an in-depth look at what was happening back in Sunderland.

But here’s a rare first glimpse of the moment the Sunderland Echo hit the streets – telling Wearsiders for the first time of what was happening to the men on the front line.