Friday 6th June, 2014 marks the 70th Anniversary of the allied invasion of Normandy to liberate Mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II. 

Operation Overlord, known as D-Day was the largest sea borne invasion in military history. The D-Day landings saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy. 

A series of events has been taking place all week commemorating the 70th anniversary with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. 

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