Farmer restores 'rusty wrecks' to commemorate D-Day 75 anniversary

Farmer Graham Smitheringale, 51, described the six-wheeled DUKW as a “lorry that swims” and the “backbone of Normandy”. DUKWs, nicknamed “ducks”, were used on D-Day and played a key role in transporting cargo including weapons from ship to shore. It is not yet water-tight, but he hopes to show the vehicle on land at next month’s D-Day 75 commemorations in Portsmouth.