At a ceremony in Ver-sur-Mer, the UK Prime Minister and the French President paid tribute to those who gave their lives in Normandy 75 years ago.
Veterans of the D-Day landings have shared their heartbreaking memories of what was the largest seaborne invasion in history.
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They delude themselves by thinking they can control these anti-democratic forces by remaining silent. Over time, these forces will instead control them.
"As soon as you land, you move": some Canadian veterans have shared their memories of the D-Day landing with Euronews on the 75th anniversary of that historical day.
More than 150,000 allied troops crossed the Channel to storm French beaches in Normandy on June 6, 1944. They ushered in the beginning of the end for the Third Reich and its leader, Adolf Hitler. Euronews recaps what happened on that decisive day.
As Europe pays tribute to the fallen, photographer Chris Helgren returned to some of the key locations involved in the D-Day landings to see how they have changed since the war.
Legendary broadcaster George Hicks was calm and deliberate while doing a radio report at the frontlines of the Normandy invasions in June 1944.
"I remember watching a dead soldier on the road and two tank columns were advancing and driving over the corpse... the noise it made, a daunting noise."
D-day in numbers.
Euronews takes a look at eight human stories from D-Day, 75 years on.
D-Day veteran honours fallen comrades with parachute jump
D-Day as it happened 75 years ago.
Captain Skinner was one of the hundreds of thousands of troops to cross the Channel on D-Day. He died on June 7, 1944.
Emotions ran high as world leaders commemorated D-Day in a ceremony marking 75 years since the invasion of Normandy.
Donald Trump ends state visit to Great Britain with D-Day commemoration in southern England.
The youngest-known participant of the allied invasion at just 15 years old, Jim Radford has now unexpectedly found fame summiting the UK music charts.
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The former American president lost two of his son's in the first and second world war and both are buried at the Colleville sur Mer Normandy American Cemetery.
“I’m not bitter about the D-Day celebrations at all,” said Ivor Gaskill. “I just wish they’d give us the same recognition because if hadn’t been for us there probably wouldn’t have been a D-Day, at least not on 6 June.”
Strong ties with Washington are as important as ever for London, particularly as it pivots away from the European Union. But the pageantry of the visit and the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings may not mask some fundamental differences of opinion.