'This is the finest generation this country's ever had'

A D-Day veteran has told ITV News that the "heroes" of World War II were "about the finest generation this country has ever had".

John Ainsworth, who chairs the Hull branch of the Normandy Veterans' Association, also said the women who had to remain in the UK were "equally" heroic for raising their families in the "abnormal" circumstances of the war.

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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.