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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 September 2018

Veterans commemorate D-Day landings - in pictures

As the 74th anniversary of the D-Day approaches, the handful of surviving Normandy veterans make their way to France

As the 74th anniversary of the D-Day approaches, some of the surviving Normandy veterans are making their way to France to commemorate the landings.

In 1944, about 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the UK, the US and France joined forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy which helped lead to the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany.

For the veterans travelling with groups such as the charity D-Day Revisited - which has taken the largest number of British veteran to this year's commemorations - the anniversary will have extra significance, as next year will be the charities final organised visit.

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