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A whirlwind of events ahead of D-Day commemorations

Friday, June 06, 2014 - 01:08

June 5 - From all-out Normandy reenactments, to a visit by Britain's Queen Elizabeth with French President Holland, the schedule ahead of the 70th anniversary of D-Day landings is packed with events. Gavino Garay reports.

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It's a dramatic day on the beaches of Portsmouth, England. Here, British and Dutch troops are performing a reenactment of World War Two's Normandy landings. This, a day ahead of the 70th anniversary of D-Day landings. In Normandy, France itself, WWII buffs aren't missing out on an opportunity to seize the day -- and the beach. They're paying tribute to the soldiers who landed on these shores 70 years ago. Meanwhile, Prince Charles visited power boats used in the D-Day landings, and met with veterans. (SOUNDBITE) (English) GLIDER PILOT VETERAN SAYING: "I can't believe what's going on here! All these people it's amazing look at them all." He also laid a wreath next to the iconic Pegasus Bridge. In Paris, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, greeted by French President Francois Hollande, laid a wreath at the tomb on the unknown soldier. June 6 will commemorate the 1944 sea-born invasion that helped speed up the defeat of Nazi Germany.

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A whirlwind of events ahead of D-Day commemorations

Friday, June 06, 2014 - 01:08