D-Day Anniversary in Pictures

Join the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings...

6 June 2014

Seventy years ago today, Normandy’s beaches were a battlefield. Supreme Allied Commander, General Eisenhower had given the go ahead for an early morning amphibious raid, made up of 175,000 Alllied troops and more than 5,000 ships, that would catch the Germans unaware and change the course of the war.

By 6pm when Churchill addressed Parliament, the Allies were already well on their way to liberating France thanks to the daring assault.

Today, the beaches on the Northern French coast will fall silent as veterans, world leaders and royal dignitaries reflect. Join them as we pay tribute to those who risked their lives in the pursuit of freedom. Many of whom who never came home…

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