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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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Wreaths laid at sea during D-Day commemorations

A wreath-laying ceremony has taken place on board a ship headed for Normandy as commemorations of the D-Day landings continue.

Hundreds gather for the mid-sea commemorative ceremony. Credit: ITV News

Hundreds, including many veterans of the battles, gathered on deck for the ceremony, which has taken place at sea just off the Normandy beaches where thousands lost their lives.

Bagpipes and drums were playing during the service. Credit: ITV News

The ship will soon arrive in France, where several days of high-profile events are due to take place to recall the largest seaborne invasion in history.

A wreath is thrown overboard during the service. Credit: ITV News

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