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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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D-Day: France's Hollande meets history enthusiasts

French President Francois Hollande has mingled with history enthusiasts wearing US World War 2 uniforms to commemorate the events that led to the D-Day invasion on the Normandy coast.

Francoise Hollande meets history enthusiasts Credit: REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

The landings, which began 70-years-ago on June 6, was the largest airborne and amphibious assault in military history.

It was there that thousands of troops came ashore from the Channel to help turn the tide of war into an eventual victory against Hitler's Germany.

History enthusiasts gather in Normandy Credit: REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
History enthusiasts gather in Normandy Credit: REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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