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Parachutists launch D-Day tribute


British veterans are taking part in a series of events in France on the eve of the 65th anniversary of D-Day.

Commemorations began with a parachute drop to mark the airborne phase of the Normandy landings that launched the beginning of the end of World War II.

The BBC's Robert Hall spoke to veterans as they watched the event.


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