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Last Updated: Saturday, 5 June, 2004, 20:19 GMT 21:19 UK
In pictures: Tribute to Montgomery
Statue of Montgomery
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WWII veterans paid tribute to Field Marshal Montgomery in Colleville-Montgomery, Normandy. The land commander inspired his troops and gave his name to the French town.
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The beach at Colleville-sur-Orne in Normandy, part of Sword beach, was captured by British troops within hours of landing on 6 June 1944.
WWII veteran
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Ashley Roberts, 80, paraded in his wheelchair and said: "I'm just enjoying every minute."
Crowd watching parade
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People of all ages paid their respects and applauded the men as they marched past.
WWII veterans
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Some veterans watched from the roadside, where every balcony and vantage point was taken.
Veteran laughing
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The atmosphere was cheerful and many shared a joke with friends.
Poppy wreath
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But lost friends were remembered with poppy wreaths laid at Monty's foot.
WWII veteran
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Bob "Moggy" Mason's wife made his waistcoat and taught him how to knit to ease his arthritis.
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Spectators came in all shapes and sizes.


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