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Veteran paratroopers who served during the D-Day landings of 1944 aimed high once more, repeating their feat and forgetting their age to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion
D-Day - Never Forget.

Men dressed as US GIs stand in a field as British and French paratroopers perform a jump over Sannerville, France, as part of the D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy

📷 Fred Tanneau
D-Day - Never Forget.

British PM May and Royal Navy crew salute as D-Day veterans on the Royal British Legion ship MV Boudicca sail from Portsmouth to Normandy accompanied by the US Coast Guard ship USCGC Eagle and a flotilla of naval vessels
D-Day - Never Forget.

On June 6, 1944, now known as the "longest day", 156,000 Allied troops landed in France. It remains the largest amphibious assault in history, claiming the lives of an estimated 4,400 troops on the first day alone
93 and still turning heads.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II draws admiring looks at ceremonies in Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day
D-Day: Never forget.

How the longest day unfolded:
German, Canadian, Polish, French and US soldiers take part in a ceremony at the German cemetery in La Cambe as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy
Inflatable tanks and 'fake news': the little-known side of D-Day

📷 Guillaume Souvant
A WWII re-enactor in a period US uniform feeds a homing pigeon from his mouth in a temporary camp in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Normandy

📷 Alain Jocard
D-Day: Never forget.

US Army soldiers fill plastic bags with sand on Omaha beach where thousands of soldiers died during the D-Day landings in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy
D-Day: What happened?

@AFP map of operations during the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944
Honouring the fallen.

French President Emmanuel Macron greets Prime Minister Theresa May at the British Normandy Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer during the D-Day commemorations
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