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 veterans gather 70 years on

Normandy veteran Harry Mason, 95, from Warrington, looks out from the beach at Arromanches. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Hundreds of British D-Day veterans are in Normandy today for a series of events marking the 70th anniversary of the greatest military invasion in history.

A huge security operation has swung into operation as 17 heads of state, including the Queen, prepare to arrive in northern France for the commemorations tomorrow.

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