Posted on June 6, 2014
Veterans who stormed the beaches of Normandy exactly 70 years ago today saluted towards the English Channel at dawn to mark the moment they and their friends started the D-Day assault.
Beaches that in 1944 were being pulverised by shells and gunfire and strewn with the brave wounded and dying were silent this morning as men who fought and survived remembered those who lost their lives in Nazi-occupied France.
They stared out to sea and the empty horizon, which 70 years ago would have been swamped by landing crafts and ships filled with brave men. Read more >