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World leaders arrive for a group photo for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings at Benouville Castle...Britian's Queen Elizabeth, French President Francois Hollande, Ukraine president-elect Petro Poroshenko, Netherland's King Willem-Alexander and Luxembourg's Grand Duke Henri (L-R) arrive for a group photo for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Benouville Castle, June 6, 2014. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War Two's D-Day landings.                  REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE  - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT ROYALS)

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Britian’s Queen Elizabeth, French President Francois Hollande, Ukraine president-elect Petro Poroshenko, Netherland’s King Willem-Alexander and Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri (L-R) arrive for a group photo for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Benouville Castle. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War Two’s D-Day landings Read more

70th anniversary of D-Day campaign

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D-Day veteran 88-year-old Victor Walker, formerly of HMS Versatile, arrives at Bayeux Cathedral for a commemorative service to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings during the second world war

The 70th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings Are Commemorated In Normandy...RANVILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 05:  Soldiers travelling on a vintage jeep cross Pegasus Bridge (also known as the BÈnouville Bridge) 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/Getty Images)

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Soldiers in a vintage jeep cross Pegasus bridge (also known as the Bénouville bridge) in Normandy, France, on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings

Former member of Captain Philippe Kieffer's Free French commando, 91 year old Leon Gautier, attends a commando ceremony in Colleville-Montgomery, Normandy. Gautier landed on the beach of Ouistreham with Kieffer's special forces on D-Day, 6 June 1944.

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Former member of Captain Philippe Kieffer’s Free French commando, 91-year-old Leon Gautier, attends a commando ceremony in Colleville-Montgomery, Normandy, France. Mr Gautier landed on the beach of Ouistreham with Kieffer’s special forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944. This week marks the 70th anniversary of that event.

World War II veteran Herbert Beddows, 92 years-old from Britain who served with three different commandos and landed on Sword Beach on June 6, 1944, poses on the beach front outside Colleville-Montgomery

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British World War II veteran Herbert Beddows, 92, who served with three commandos and landed on Sword Beach on June 6, 1944, poses on the beach front outside Colleville-Montgomery, in northern France, on Wednesday. This week marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings

French teenagers who are part of a WWII reenactment group relax on the promenade of Arromanche next to 'Gold Beach' as preparations for the 70th Anniversary Of D-Day are finalised on June 2, 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.

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French teenagers, who are part of a second world war re-enactment group, relax on the promenade of Arromanche next to Gold beach, as preparations for the 70th anniversary of D-day are finalised on Monday in Bayeux, France

Normandy Veterans Gather For The 69th Anniversary Of The D-Day Landings

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Normandy Veteran 90-year-old Eric Gibbons looks at the headstones of fallen comrades at a remembrance and wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the start of the D-Day landings at Bayeux War Cemetery on Thursday in France. Across Normandy several hundred of the surviving veterans of the Normandy campaign are gathering to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the D-Day landings which eventually led to the Allied liberation of France in 1944.

Normandy Veteran, sapper John Buchanan Smith, 91, poses for a photograph at a remembrance and wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the start of the D-Day landings at Bayeux War Cemetery on June 6, 2013 in Bayeux, France. Across Normandy several hundred of the surviving veterans of the Normandy campaign are gathering to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the D-Day landings which eventually led to the Allied liberation of France in 1944. Next year, which will mark the 70th anniversary of the landings, is widely expected to be the last time that the veterans will gather in any great number.

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Normandy Veteran, sapper John Buchanan Smith, 91, at a remembrance and wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the start of the D-Day landings at Bayeux War Cemetery on Thursday in Bayeux, FranceRead more