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A unique blow-by-blow report of the D-Day invasion which detailed the action as it unfolded has emerged for sale for £11,000 and will go under the hammer at Bonhams New York on June 5.<br />
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The rolling news bulletins were filed hourly as more than 150,000 Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy in France at dawn of June 6, 1944.<br />
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The constant stream of short updates were transmitted via telex and printed on ticker tape in an age before live news broadcasts, email and Twitter.<br />
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They were sent out to newsrooms across the United States over the Dow Jones financial newswire throughout the invasion, the largest ever to take place.<br />
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Normally ticker tape was thrown away once it had been used but a 13ft roll carrying 12 hours of D-Day updates somehow survived.<br />
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Remarkably, it is the only one of its kind known to exist.