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Veterans, tourists and local people watch as a small flotilla of landing Crafts of 4 Assault Squadron Royal Marines land on the beach at Asnelles
A weekend of ceremonies are held in France to honour those who fought in a crucial battle in Hitler's defeat.

Images of "the longest day" and its aftermath as British, US and Canadian troops begin the Battle of Normandy.
BBC correspondents log their thoughts and observations on the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
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Normandy's D-Day cemeteries evoke painful memories for many veterans returning to mark the 60th anniversary.


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A Frenchman remembers the landings that liberated his village in Normandy from the Nazi occupation.
D-Day gave the allies a foothold in Hitler's Europe - but it took 75 days of bitter fighting to win Normandy.

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Veterans embrace by the sea D-Day remembered 60 years on
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