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Last Updated: Saturday June 06 2009 15:14 GMT

Big D-Day memorials in France

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Prince Charles and Prime Minister Gordon Brown have attended memorial services in France to mark the 65th anniversary of D-Day.

The services are to remember more than 150,000 troops who took part in a military operation which played a huge part in ending World War II.

The day's first major service was at Bayeux Cathedral, one of many taking place throughout the day.

Thousands of veterans of the war have attended the anniversary.

Mr Brown laid a wreath inside the Cathedral in remembrance of the soldiers who lost their lives during the landings.

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Prince Charles and Mr Brown also attended an event at a cemetery in Normandy along with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and US President Barack Obama.

D-Day was a hugely important military operation which saw thousands of troops parachute and sail to northern France.

They were trying to free Europe from the Nazi Party, who had taken over most of the continent.