On Normandy’s beaches, leaders and veterans recall sacrifice of D-Day

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II gives her speech durning an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, in Portsmouth, Britain, June 5, 2019. Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters

OMAHA BEACH, France (Reuters) – Western leaders and ageing veterans gather on the shores of France on Thursday in a second day of events marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied amphibious assault that opened the way for western Europe’s liberation from Hitler’s forces. An hour after sunrise, at 07:26 a.m., a lone piper […]

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