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D-day veterans: now and then – in pictures

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As the 75th anniversary of D-day approaches, some of Britain’s handful of surviving Normandy veterans are making their way to France to commemorate the landings, in which 156,000 allied troops launched an audacious attack on the Normandy beachesRon Minton, 94, poses for a portrait at his home in Derby. Minton, of the Royal Norfolk Regiment, landed in Normandy and soon found himself in a fierce battle for Château de la Londe, which was heavily defended by SS Panzergrenadier Regiment 25. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-05-31 06:00:33

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