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Video. Watch: Veterans and the fallen remembered at D-day parade

Crowds gathered in Sainte-Mère-Eglise in Normandy, northern France, on Sunday to cheer on the US veterans who made their way through town, 79 years after they landed there as part of the D-Day operations to liberate Europe.

Crowds gathered in Sainte-Mère-Eglise in Normandy, northern France, on Sunday to cheer on the US veterans who made their way through town, 79 years after they landed there as part of the D-Day operations to liberate Europe.

Scores lined the streets to celebrate a parade of elderly World War II soldiers gathered in Normandy to pay tribute to their fallen brothers.

Paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne landed in Sainte-Mere-Eglise in the early hours of 6 June 1944. They were the first to reach French soil as part of Operation Overlord.

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