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D-Day veterans honoured 70 years after Normandy landings

Heroes of the liberation of Europe were joined by world leaders as tens of thousands of people remembered the courage and sacrifices of servicemen on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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British and US veterans mark D-Day in Portsmouth

British and American veterans have gathered at Portsmouth's naval dockyards to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

British veterans gather in Portsmouth to commemorate D-Day. Credit: ITV News/Nicky Russell-Smith

Fifty British and 30 US veterans returned to the historic dockyard where the D-Day boats moored, including the MTB-102 vessel that carried Churchill and General Eisenhower on a review of the armada assembled for the invasion.

British veterans return to the historic dockyards in Portsmouth to commemorate D-Day. Credit: ITV News/Nicky Russell-Smith

This afternoon the veterans will visit Southwick House, the mansion where the D-Day invasions were secretly planned, and will view the massive D-Day map on display.

British and US D-Day veterans greet each other in Portsmouth. Credit: ITV News/Nicky Russell-Smith

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