Crowds gather to watch parade in Arromanches

A parade has taken place in Arromanches, the Normandy harbour town that was pivotal to the success of the D-Day landings that took place 70 years ago today.

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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.