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Ageing veterans might not be around for next big D-Day anniversary

Bayeux - Marcel Deschateaux waited over an hour Thursday to applaud dozens of British veterans as they walked through his town of Bayeux, after one of dozens of ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France.

D-Day in numbers

Paris - The June 6, 1944 landings by Allied forces on five Normandy beaches were the biggest naval operation ever in terms of the number of ships deployed to bring over troops, equipment and supplies.

How the longest day unfolded

Paris - June 6, 1944 is known as "the longest day". By its end 156,000 Allied troops and 20,000 vehicles had invaded Nazi-occupied northern France in a defining moment of World War II.

97-year-old WWII veteran parachutes to mark D-Day anniversary

Carentan - A US veteran who was parachuted into France during D-Day in 1944 defied his age on Wednesday as he recreated his courageous feat of 75 years ago as part of ceremonies to mark the famous landings.

Trump, Queen lead emotional tributes to D-Day heroes

Southsea - US President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II joined 300 veterans in paying tribute to their fallen comrades at a poignant ceremony on Wednesday marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

D-Day switchboard operator sends her last message

London - Marie Scott vividly recalls the horrifying sounds of D-Day as she relayed orders down the line to the troops storming the Normandy beaches.

British soldier in France for D-Day anniversary drowns

Paris - A British soldier in France as part of a contingent participating in ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings has died after trying to swim across a canal in Normandy, according to media reports Sunday citing local officials.

D-Day reporters: telling the world

Paris - When Allied troops hit the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, some now-legendary reporters and photographers were on hand to produce the first draft of history.

Who won WWII? Russia's role gets short shrift in France

Paris - When world leaders gather for D-Day commemorations, Vladimir Putin's absence will be a sign of how Russia's huge sacrifices in World War II have gone missing in most French minds.

On D-Day, US allies look for unity and fear the Trump show

Paris - For a sign of how far Western politics and transatlantic relations have changed, look no further than this week's D-Day commemorations in Britain and northern France.

Band of Brothers cast to mark 70th anniversary of VE Day

Colleville-sur-mer - Cast members from the popular World War II drama, ‘Band of Brothers’ are planning a reunion in Normandy, France during 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II.

British veteran back at care home after D-Day 'Great Escape'

Hove - An 89-year-old veteran who ran away from his care home to join the D-Day commemorations in France returned to Britain Saturday, hailed as the embodiment of World War II fighting spirit.

War vet, 90, escapes from care home to mark D-day anniversary

Hove - A 90-year-old war veteran who wanted to go to northern France to commemorate the 70th D-Day anniversary, went missing from his care home in Hove, near Brighton, was found safe and well in a hotel in the Basse-Normandie region of France.

Bittersweet memories as D-Day veterans 'come home'

Bayeux - "It's wonderful as an old man of 91 - it's like coming home."As he was pushed in his wheelchair past the white gravestones of the Commonwealth war cemetery in Bayeux, Australian Bob Cowper was transported seven decades back in time.

Op-Ed: Does Google need to rethink doodle choices after D-Day blunder?

When many of us get up in the morning and switch on our PCs and laptops, we expect a Google doodle to be there commemorating someone or some noteworthy event, assuming there is a special day to commemorate.

D-Day remembered: How one G.I.'s bravery saved a French town

Mayenne - Today, the bustling town of Mayenne, situated on the river of the same name, in north-west France, gives little clue that, almost 70 years ago, it was the backdrop for one of the bravest acts of valour of the Second World War.

Obama, Putin join veterans for D-Day anniversary

Caen - US President Barack Obama and Russia's Vladimir Putin will be among leaders joining veterans in Northern France to mark 70 years since D-Day on Friday, with the Ukraine crisis casting a pall over the commemorations.

Veterans make emotional return to D-Day beaches

Caen - D-Day veterans marched back to Normandy's beaches and villages Thursday in an emotional return to mark 70 years since the launch of the invasion that hastened the defeat of Nazi Germany.

On the eve of D-Day, veterans take centre stage

Caen - Seventy years to the day after the first planes set off for the invasion of France, veterans gathered in Normandy on Thursday to remember the dead and be honoured for risking their lives on D-Day.

Media outlets given free access to D-Day broadcasts

Paris - Broadcast images of events marking the D-Day landings will be made freely available to news agencies and media outlets across the world at the request of the French presidency, broadcasters announced on Wednesday.

World prepares to salute D-Day heroes

Caen - The flags are up, the medals have been polished and the veterans have begun to arrive: Normandy is ready to deliver an emotional salute to the heroes of D-Day.

Jokes and nightmares: British veterans return to Normandy

Lisieux - "Here we are at the start of a new Normandy invasion!" Don Sheppard announced over the loudspeaker as the coach carrying British D-Day veterans pulled out of the rain-soaked car park.

News agencies cry foul over TV rights to D-Day events

Paris - Tens of millions of viewers around the world could be deprived of live images of the 70th anniversary commemorations of D-Day because of a decision by the French presidency to allow host broadcasters to charge international news agencies for access.

How news of D-Day reached the death camps

Paris - News of the Allied invasion of Normandy quickly spread across Europe, fuelling hope even among those languishing in Nazi concentration camps.

D-Day: the view from a tank on Omaha Beach

Washington - From inside his tank, the young soldier could see "practically nothing" on Omaha Beach. Seventy years later, William Gast still wonders whether he rolled over his comrades sheltering from German gunfire that day.

D-Day: Watching your mates gunned down

Wootton Bassett - Scared stiff but with nowhere to hide, Ken Scott tried to block out the sight of his comrades being gunned down as he pushed up the Normandy beach on D-Day.

D-Day veterans protest after tourist boards exclude Sword Beach

French organisers of the annual commemorations of the World War II, D-Day Normandy landings have launched a protest and petition after six local tourist boards unveiled a new D-Day tourist initiative which ignores Sword Beach, one of the Normandy Beaches.

TopFinds: Building human homes on Mars, honouring D-Day veterans

Mars One wants to create human settlements on the Red Planet. A Digital Journalist photographs a D-Day memorial event in Toronto. An Indian village is overrun by giant venomous spiders. These are the top stories from across the world.

In Photos: D-Day Normandy Landings remembered at annual ceremony Special

Toronto - On Jun. 6, 1944, more than 150,000 allied forces invaded Normandy in Operation Overlord. Thousands of American, British and Canadian soldiers died and were wounded, their efforts changed the course of World War II. They shall be remembered and honoured.

Mayor, City Council commemorate 67th D-Day anniversary in Toronto Special

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and several members of City Council commemorated the 67th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, otherwise known as D-Day. Hundreds gathered at Nathan Phillips Square to honour the fallen heroes.
 

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Members of Toronto's Police, Firefighters, emergency medical services, Armed Forces, Toronto Transit Commission and others take part in a military parade during the D-Day commemoration at city hall.
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Members of Toronto's Police, Firefighters, emergency medical services, Armed Forces, Toronto Transit Commission and others take part in a military parade during the D-Day commemoration at city hall.
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A daughter of a retired military veteran delivers a speech honouring her father at the annual D-Day commemoration in Toronto.
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Members of Toronto's Police, Firefighters, emergency medical services, Armed Forces, Toronto Transit Commission and others take part in a military parade during the D-Day commemoration at city hall.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Toronto Transit Commission Chief Operating Office Andy Byford.
Toronto Transit Commission Chief Operating Office Andy Byford.
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (R) speaking with veterans
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The memorial to Pvt. James McRacken who died the Saviour of Mayenne in his birthplace of Red Springs, NC.
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Members of Toronto s Police  Firefighters  emergency medical services  Armed Forces  Toronto Transit...
Members of Toronto's Police, Firefighters, emergency medical services, Armed Forces, Toronto Transit Commission and others take part in a military parade during the D-Day commemoration at city hall.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford
Members of Toronto s Police  Firefighters  emergency medical services  Armed Forces  Toronto Transit...
Members of Toronto's Police, Firefighters, emergency medical services, Armed Forces, Toronto Transit Commission and others take part in a military parade during the D-Day commemoration at city hall.
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Members of Canada's military and city council applaud during the annual D-Day commemoration.

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