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D-Day 70th anniversary

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France commemorates the 70th anniversary of 'The Forgotten D-Day'

The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle anchored off the naval city of Toulon was at the forefront of ceremonies to commemorate what has been

The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle anchored off the naval city of Toulon was at the forefront of ceremonies to commemorate what has been

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Brief meeting between Putin and Poroshenko at D-Day event

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s newly elected leader Petro Poroshenko have held face-to-face talks for the first time since Moscow’s

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s newly elected leader Petro Poroshenko have held face-to-face talks for the first time since Moscow’s

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D-Day: Tributes to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

The courage and sacrifice of American troops was honoured by Presidents Hollande and Obama at a special Franco-US ceremony in Colleville-Sur-Mer

The courage and sacrifice of American troops was honoured by Presidents Hollande and Obama at a special Franco-US ceremony in Colleville-Sur-Mer

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D-Day: 'We are all 70'

World leaders and veterans have gathered by the beaches of Normandy under clear blue skies to mark the 70th anniversary of World War Two’s D-Day

World leaders and veterans have gathered by the beaches of Normandy under clear blue skies to mark the 70th anniversary of World War Two’s D-Day

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International leaders and veterans mark D-Day, 70 years on

World leaders have gathered in Normandy, France, to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. And with the Ukraine crisis ongoing, it was the first time

World leaders have gathered in Normandy, France, to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. And with the Ukraine crisis ongoing, it was the first time

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D-Day blood, sweat and tears 70th celebration

World leaders, civilians and World War Two veterans have been commemorating the 70th anniversary of the start of the liberation of Europe from Nazi

World leaders, civilians and World War Two veterans have been commemorating the 70th anniversary of the start of the liberation of Europe from Nazi

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US President Obama leads D-Day commemorations with spirited speech

US President Barack Obama has given a rousing speech to pay tribute to the thousands who died during the Battle of Normandy. Obama, speaking during

US President Barack Obama has given a rousing speech to pay tribute to the thousands who died during the Battle of Normandy. Obama, speaking during

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D-Day: 100-year-old Canadian veteran returns to the beaches

Seventy years ago Ernest Cote and tens of thousands of fellow Canadians landed on Juno Beach. This time, the veteran and his war comrades have

Seventy years ago Ernest Cote and tens of thousands of fellow Canadians landed on Juno Beach. This time, the veteran and his war comrades have

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D-Day: The French GI who returned to liberate his homeland

He has been dubbed the French GI. For it was in American uniform that Bernard Dargols from Paris, now 94, took part in the Allied invasion of

He has been dubbed the French GI. For it was in American uniform that Bernard Dargols from Paris, now 94, took part in the Allied invasion of

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D-Day: 89-year-old veteran repeats parachute jump into Normandy

An octogenarian D-Day veteran rolled back the years by parachuting into the same drop zone in Normandy that he landed in 70 years ago as part of the

An octogenarian D-Day veteran rolled back the years by parachuting into the same drop zone in Normandy that he landed in 70 years ago as part of the

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France: D-Day ceremonies get underway in Normandy

D-Day commemoration ceremonies have been taking place across Normandy. Three hundred soldiers from France, United States, Canada and the

D-Day commemoration ceremonies have been taking place across Normandy. Three hundred soldiers from France, United States, Canada and the

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France: tight security for leaders remembering D-Day

Special elite police forces in France have beefed up security for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Eighteen heads of state will gather

Special elite police forces in France have beefed up security for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Eighteen heads of state will gather

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Queen honours France's war dead during Paris visit

The Queen and French President Francois Hollande laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris on Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary

The Queen and French President Francois Hollande laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris on Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary

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D-Day: the day that changed the course of World War II

On June 6, 1944, around 160,000 Allied troops crossed the English Channel and stormed the beaches of Normandy. German soldiers, tricked into

On June 6, 1944, around 160,000 Allied troops crossed the English Channel and stormed the beaches of Normandy. German soldiers, tricked into

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Prince Charles and Camilla at D-Day commemorations in Normandy

The first commemorations to mark D-Day have taken place in Normandy on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of occupied

The first commemorations to mark D-Day have taken place in Normandy on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of occupied

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D-Day 70th anniversary as it happened

Some 900 of the last surviving veterans of World War II have joined 20 world leaders in northern France to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day

Some 900 of the last surviving veterans of World War II have joined 20 world leaders in northern France to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day

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D-Day's winning engineering: making concrete float

When the tides of Normandy are out, something emerges that looks like the wreck of a giant train. It lies within sight of the shore. Without this

When the tides of Normandy are out, something emerges that looks like the wreck of a giant train. It lies within sight of the shore. Without this

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D-Day anniversary sees Normandy tourism skyrocket

Normandy is used to seeing millions of tourists visit each year – it is the richest region in France in terms of historical sites, notably as the

Normandy is used to seeing millions of tourists visit each year – it is the richest region in France in terms of historical sites, notably as the

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Pegasus Bridge, D-Day café still honours the liberators

Pegasus Bridge is one of the key stops for those who revisit the Allied landing sites in Normandy. It crosses the Caen canal to the sea. It was a

Pegasus Bridge is one of the key stops for those who revisit the Allied landing sites in Normandy. It crosses the Caen canal to the sea. It was a

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In pictures: D-Day landscapes, now and then

Black and white photos of the Normandy beaches have engraved the D-Day landings in the collective memory. Today, colour photos of the same beaches

Black and white photos of the Normandy beaches have engraved the D-Day landings in the collective memory. Today, colour photos of the same beaches

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D-Day: Merville in Normandy remembers the fallen

Merville in Normandy northern France…. 70 years ago the German gun battery positioned there was one of the first places to be attacked by Allied

Merville in Normandy northern France…. 70 years ago the German gun battery positioned there was one of the first places to be attacked by Allied

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The facts you may not know about D-Day

Seventy one years ago, on June 6, 1944, thousands of men and women were preparing to take part in an operation that marked the start of the end of

Seventy one years ago, on June 6, 1944, thousands of men and women were preparing to take part in an operation that marked the start of the end of

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A guide to the events and commemorations to mark 70 years after D-Day

The 70th anniversary of D-Day will be marked with an impressive calendar of memorial events on and around the beaches of Normandy, the theatre of the

The 70th anniversary of D-Day will be marked with an impressive calendar of memorial events on and around the beaches of Normandy, the theatre of the

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D-Day memories: Stella Rutter's secret party

Stella Rutter kept a secret for over sixty years. On the eve of D-Day, she was asked to co-host a party for more than 60 of the most senior British

Stella Rutter kept a secret for over sixty years. On the eve of D-Day, she was asked to co-host a party for more than 60 of the most senior British

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Bonus: voices of D-Day

Veterans who took part in D-Day also known as Operation Overlord talk in-depth about their own personal experience landing on the Normandy beaches 70

Veterans who took part in D-Day also known as Operation Overlord talk in-depth about their own personal experience landing on the Normandy beaches 70