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UK commemorates D-day

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Added On June 7, 2019

 

British Prime Minister Theresa May and 15 world leaders have joined Queen Elizabeth II in the English naval port city of Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
 
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump on the final day of his three-day State Visit to Britain.
 
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were also among the guests.
 
May was in her final official engagement before she resigns on Friday.
 
She paid tribute to the troops for their bravery and sacrifice on the beaches of Normandy which marked a turning point in WWII, adding that "We will vow never to forget the debt we owe them."
 
Over 300 D-Day veterans on Wednesday joined around 60,000 people to watch one of the greatest British military spectacles in recent years.
 
Over 4,000 military personnel are involved in the D-Day events taking place in Britain as well as in France over two days.
 
Commemorations on the French side will begin Thursday morning with a lone piper from the British Army marking the exact moment the first British soldier landed on Gold Beach.