Seventy years ago today, soldiers launched an attack that changed the world. Now few are left to tell the story of the D-Day landings, an audacious incursion into Nazi-occupied France credited as the game-changer for the Second World War.
The seas were rough that night and many of those crossing were badly seasick. But today, the weather was calm and bright as the flags were raised on the beaches where thousands died within hours of the attack.
Today, veterans, families and world leaders will gather to remember. We’ll bring you live updates and pictures from the day.
Hundreds of the last surviving D-Day veterans gathered on both sides of the English Channel, 70 years on from the momentous World War Two mission.
Some of the most enterprising and prolific photojournalism during World War II came from Henry Luce’s LIFE magazine.
Veterans, world leaders and hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world are expected to descend upon the beaches of Normandy this weekend to honor the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.
Click here for information about the national D-Day events and memorials.
Cruise lines and river cruise companies will be commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day on and around June 6 this year, with special activities and excursions to World War II battlegrounds on the coast of Normandy.