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Increasing numbers remember D-Day

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More than 9,000 men were laid to rest in the cemetery, close to Colleville-Sur-Mer - codenamed Omaha beach - after the D-Day landings. Historian Dan Snow remembers the thousands of UK and Canadian troops who came ashore on 6 June 1944 and during the following days.

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