D-Day Landings 70th Anniversary

The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
ARROMANCHES LES BAINS, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Re-enactors storm Gold Beach from a Royal Marine Landing craft during the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings parade on June 6, 2014 in Arromanches Les Bains, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
BAYEUX, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Normandy veteran, Ken Scott 98, who was an infantry sergeant with the Durham Light Infantry on Gold Beach on D-Day looks at headstones in the cemetery following a service at Bayeux Cemetary during D-Day 70th anniversary commemorations on June 6, 2014 in Bayeux, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
BAYEUX, FRANCE - JUNE 06: British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron meet veterans at Bayeux Cemetary during D-Day 70 Commemorations on June 6, 2014 in Bayeux, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
ARROMANCHES LES BAINS, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Re-enactors storm Gold Beach from a Royal Marine Landing craft during the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings parade on June 6, 2014 in Arromanches Les Bains, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
ARROMANCHES LES BAINS, FRANCE - JUNE 06: French boy Efflam Chavanes, aged 8, from Caen, thanks D-Day veteran Joseph Kellsey, 91, as he walks on Sword Beach during the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 2014 in Arromanches Les Bains, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
OUISTREHAM, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during a Ceremony to Commemorate D-Day 70 on Sword Beach on June 6, 2014 in Ouistreham, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
ARROMANCHES LES BAINS, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Re-enactors storm Gold Beach from a Royal Marine Landing craft during the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings parade on June 6, 2014 in Arromanches Les Bains, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
ARROMANCHES LES BAINS, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Re-enactors storm Gold Beach from a Royal Marine Landing craft during the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings parade on June 6, 2014 in Arromanches Les Bains, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
BAYEUX, FRANCE - JUNE 06: The Battle of Britain Memorrial flight passes flags at Arrowmanches-Les-Bains during D-Day 70 Commemorations on June 6, 2014 near Bayeux, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
ARROMANCHES LES BAINS, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Normandy veterans sing Auld Lang Syne at the end of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 2014 in Arromanches Les Bains, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
ARROMANCHES LES BAINS, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stand on the podium as they watch a veterans march past during the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 2014 in Arromanches Les Bains, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
OUISTREHAM, FRANCE - JUNE 06: King Harald of Norway greets Francois Hollande as he attends a Ceremony to Commemorate D-Day 70 on Sword Beach on June 6, 2014 in Ouistreham, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
ARROMANCHES LES BAINS, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge observe the minutes silence as they attend the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 2014 in Arromanches Les Bains, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
OUISTREHAM, FRANCE - JUNE 06: (L-R) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, King Philippe of Belgium, King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, U.S. President Barack Obama, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, President of Slovakia Ivan Gasparovic, King Harald V of Norway , Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark attend the International Ceremony at Sword Beach to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion on June 6, 2014 in Ouistreham, France. The 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy. These assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
OUISTREHAM, FRANCE - JUNE 06: British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, Ffion Hague and William Hague attend a Ceremony to Commemorate D-Day 70 on Sword Beach on June 6, 2014 in Ouistreham, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
OUISTREHAM, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Belgian Queen Mathilde smiles at U.S. President Barack Obama at the main international ceremony with 17 heads of state at Sword Beach on June 6, 2014 at Ouistreham, France. Friday the 6th of June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 troops from the Allied countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
OUISTREHAM, FRANCE - JUNE 06: President Barack Obama of the United States bids farewell to President Francois Hollande of France as he gets in his presidential vehicle at a Ceremony to Commemorate D-Day 70 on Sword Beach on June 6, 2014 in Ouistreham, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
OUISTREHAM, FRANCE - JUNE 06: President Barack Obama of the United States and Queen Maxima of Holland laugh during a Ceremony to Commemorate D-Day 70 on Sword Beach on June 6, 2014 in Ouistreham, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
OUISTREHAM, FRANCE - JUNE 06: French President Francois Hollande (L) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) look on at the main international ceremony with 17 heads of state at Sword Beach on June 6, 2014 at Ouistreham, France. Friday the 6th of June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 troops from the Allied countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
OUISTREHAM, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Dancers perform at the main international ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the World War II D-Day invasion with 17 heads of state at Sword Beach on June 6, 2014 at Ouistreham, France. Friday the 6th of June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 troops from the Allied countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
OUISTREHAM, FRANCE - JUNE 06: French planes trailing red, white and blue pass over the main international ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion with 17 heads of state at Sword Beach on June 6, 2014 at Ouistreham, France. Friday the 6th of June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 troops from the Allied countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
COLLEVILLE SUR MER, FRANCE - JUNE 06: The Normandy American Cemetery on the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 2014 in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
COLLEVILLE SUR MER, FRANCE - JUNE 06: US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande attend a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery on the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 2014 in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
COLLEVILLE SUR MER, FRANCE - JUNE 06: US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande attend a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery on the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 2014 in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
OUISTREHAM, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Russian President Vladimir Putin greets President Francois Hollande of France at a Ceremony to Commemorate D-Day 70 on Sword Beach on June 6, 2014 in Ouistreham, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
OUISTREHAM, FRANCE - JUNE 06: D-day veterans are shielded by umbrellas from the sun at the main international ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion with 17 heads of state at Sword Beach on June 6, 2014 at Ouistreham, France. Friday the 6th of June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 troops from the Allied countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
OUISTREHAM, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend the main international ceremony with 17 heads of state at Sword Beach on June 6, 2014 at Ouistreham, France. Friday the 6th of June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 troops from the Allied countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
OUISTREHAM, FRANCE - JUNE 06: French President Francois Hollande and Queen Elizabeth II attend the International Ceremony at Sword Beach to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion on June 6, 2014 in Ouistreham, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
OUISTREHAM, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meet President Barack Obama of the United States during a Ceremony to Commemorate D-Day 70 on Sword Beach on June 6, 2014 in Ouistreham, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE - JUNE 06: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery on the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 2014 in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. June 6th is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United States and the United Kingdom join forces to launch an attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE - JUNE 06: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and French President Francois Hollande (L) listen to the playing of "Taps" during a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery on the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 2014 in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. June 6th is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United States and the United Kingdom join forces to launch an attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE - JUNE 06: U.S. President Barack Obama reaches out to assist a WWII veteran during a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery on the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 2014 in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. June 6th is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United States and the United Kingdom join forces to launch an attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE - JUNE 06: U.S. President Barack Obama joins WWII Veterans during a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery on the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 2014 in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE - JUNE 06: U.S. President Barack Obama joins WWII Veterans during a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery on the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 2014 in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE - JUNE 06: U.S. President Barack Obama greets WWII Veterans during a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery on the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 2014 in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. June 6th is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United States and the United Kingdom join forces to launch an attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
BAYEUX, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Normandy veteran, Ken Scott 98, who was an infantry sergeant with the Durham Light Infantry on Gold Beach on D-Day looks at headstones in the cemetery following a service at Bayeux Cemetary during D-Day 70th anniversary commemorations on June 6, 2014 in Bayeux, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
BAYEUX, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Queen Elizabeth II at Bayeux Cemetary during D-Day 70 Commemorations on June 6, 2014 in Bayeux, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Michel Colas (C) shows his grandsons Samuel Colas (L) and Rafael Schneider (R) the Normandy American Cemetery before the start of an official event with U.S. President Barack Obama June 6, 2014 in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
BAYEUX, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and British Prime Minister David Cameron walk down the street after leaving Bayeux Cathedral with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls after departing Bayeux Cathedral after a Service of Remembrance during D-Day 70 Commemorations on June 6, 2014 in Ranville, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Chris Jackson-Pool/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
BAYEUX, FRANCE - JUNE 06: French Prime Minister Manuel Valls leaves with Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall from Bayeux Cathedral after a Service of Remembrance during D-Day 70 Commemorations on June 6, 2014 in Ranville, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Chris Jackson-Pool/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
ARROMANCHES LES BAINS, FRANCE - JUNE 06: A piper plays a lament on Gold Beach as landing craft from the Royal Marines arrive at Arromanche on June 6, 2014 in Arromanches Les Bains, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
UTAH BEACH, FRANCE - JUNE 05: D-day veterans Frederick Carrier (L), 89, and James Hamby listen to the playing of the U.S. national anthem at the U.S. Ceremony on June 5, 2014 at Utah Beach, France. Friday the 6th of June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 troops from the Allied countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
UTAH BEACH, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Veteran Raymond Sylvester, 94, who served in 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion of the U.S. Army and landed at Utah Beach on D-Day, sits in a wheelchair and looks on as members of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces, arrive to attend the U.S. Ceremony on June 5, 2014 at Utah Beach, France. Friday the 6th of June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings that saw 156,000 troops from the Allied countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE - JUNE 05: World War II veteran William Spriggs, 89, of the 83rd Infantry Division and who took part in the invasion of Normandy, searches for fallen comrades in the Normandy American Cemetery June 5, 2014 in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. June 6th is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United States and the United Kingdom join forces to launch an attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary is planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
RANVILLE, NORMANDY - JUNE 05: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief, Army Air Corps, salutes at the Glider Pilot Regiment Memorial at Pegasus Bridge during the D Day 70 Commemoration on June 5, 2014 in Ranville, France. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
RANVILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 05: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall laughs as she meets veterans near Pegasus Bridge (Also known as the Bénouville Bridge - The taking of the Bridge was an important strategic victory) during D-Day Commemorations on June 5, 2014 in Ranville, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool /Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
PICAUVILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 05: French schoolchildren wave as a World War II era plane performs a flyby during a ceremony honoring those who fought in the Normandy campaign on the day before the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 5, 2014 in Picauville, France. June 6th is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United States and the United Kingdom join forces to launch an attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary is planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy
ASNELLES, FRANCE - JUNE 05: WW2 veteran Fred Holborn, from the Fleet Air Arm, salutes as he looks at British Legion Union flags carrying thank you messages planted in the sand on Gold beach on June 5, 2014 near Asnelles, France. 20,000 paper flags are being planted. Each one carries a personal message of Remembrance submitted by Royal British Legion supporters. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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