D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations In Normandy
Published 6 June 2014
On June 6, 1944, Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France in the World War II operation known as D-Day. More than 150,000 troops took part in the largest seaborne invasion in history. On the 70th anniversary of D-Day, world leaders gathered on the Normandy coast to for ceremonies to mark the historic day and remember those who fell in battle. (10 PHOTOS)
People walk aboard ships set up on the beach in Arromanches prior to a joint French-Dutch D-Day commemoration ceremony on June 6, 2014.
French President Francois Hollande speaks during a French D-Day commemoration ceremony at the World War II memorial in Caen.
Britain's Prince Charles listens to the service during a British D-Day commemoration ceremony at Bayeux Cathedral.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth lays a wreath during the French-British ceremony at the British War cemetery in Bayeux.
People wearing World War II-era British uniforms stand in front of British flags in Asnelles.
U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande participate in the 70th French-American Commemoration D-Day Ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer.
American veterans observe a minute of silence during a joint U.S.-French D-Day commemoration ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-mer.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Deauville, France on June 6, 2014.
Family members of Canadian D-Day veterans, currently-serving soldiers, and local citizens attend a ceremony outside The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada House in Bernières-sur-Mer.
U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande look out over Omaha Beach as they participate in the 70th French-American Commemoration D-Day Ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer.