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The incredible photographs that contrast the horror of the D-Day battlefields in 1944 with their present-day serenity This year marks 70 years since Allied invasion of France in 1944 with thousands of troops landed in Normandy Here photographs show
A journey that began 70 years ago when an Army private from Boston fought across France and Germany in World War II came full circle when a veteran from Henderson returned from a trip to deliver sand from Normandy's Utah Beach to the soldier's widow.
You can read about it and watch it. Once you get over there and sniff it and smell it, it's a whole different situation...Once you see the bunkers, the holes in the ground, then it came to life. Hanthorn, one of the trip's chaperones, said he was
In the past seven weeks they had dodged shells, bullets and bombs, but now, pushing their way through orchards, they were bruised all over their bodies by showers of small, hard cider apples falling from the trees and cascading into their turrets
Today, with the British pinned down, the U.S. make a spectacular breakthrough... The German artillery salvo came crashing out of the blue, sending U.S. soldiers diving for cover. Running from different directions, two GIs hurled themselves into the
Airborne paratroopers who landed in France behind enemy lines during the Allied 1944 Normandy invasion, was among 30 World War II veterans the Greatest Generation organization sent back to France to take part in the 70th anniversary observance.
SUR-MER, France (AP) Some versions of a June 6 story by The Associated Press about the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of D-Day included a passage that referred to five beach landings by U.S. and British troops in Normandy in 1944. As the
Your email has been successfully sent. "Here is the eight o'clock news for today, Tuesday, 6th June," said a familiar voice on Radio 4's Today. As the actor Benedict Cumberbatch, the go-to guy for poshness with pathos, read out the news bulletin that
And that's just about the sum of all I know of my father's experience in Normandy, except that he was just 24-years-old, a year older than my son is now. Throughout the rest of his life, he had nightmares about Normandy, but said little about them.
Outside Berjou's 19th Century Catholic church, an elderly bowler-hatted Englishman holds court. "The last time I came into Berjou was in a tank," he told the gathering of about 100 villagers, local children, World War Two veterans and their families.