D-Day

People stand during the National Anthem during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Friday, June 6, 2014, at the World War II Memorial in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Veterans observe D-Day at World War II Memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The granddaughter of General Dwight D. Eisenhower thanked those who carried out the D-Day invasion, telling them during a 70th anniversary commemoration Friday at the nation’s World War II Memorial that “the […]

06/06/2014

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Obama commemorates D-Day invasion (Audio)

Its’ the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. President Obama is in France to commemorate the event, in which more than 150-thousand allied troops stormed Normandy beaches that turned the tide against Germany in World […]

06/06/2014

World War II veteran of the U.S. army 29th Infantry Division, Don McCarthy, 90, from Rhode Island, center, arrives for a D-Day commemoration, on Omaha Beach, western France, Friday June 6, 2014. Veterans and Normandy residents are paying tribute to the thousands who gave their lives in the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France 70 years ago. World leaders and dignitaries including President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II will gather to honor the more than 150,000 American, British, Canadian and other Allied D-Day troops who risked and gave their lives to defeat Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

US D-Day vets honor fallen comrades

VIERVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Veterans from the U.S. 29th Infantry Division returned to the shores of Omaha Beach at dawn Friday after 70 years — this time the storms replaced by a bright sun and […]

06/06/2014

A remembrance ceremony is held at Pegasus Bridge memorial in Benouville western France, Thursday June 5, 2014, as part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D Day. World leaders and veterans prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of the invasion this week in Normandy. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Vets, visitors flock to Normandy to remember D-Day

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy this week, including some of the few remaining survivors […]

06/05/2014

In this June 6, 1944 file photo, allied troops crouch behind the bulwarks of a landing craft as it nears Omaha Beach during a landing in Normandy, France. The D-Day invasion broke through Adolf Hitler’s western defenses and led to the liberation of France from Nazi occupation just as the Soviet Army was making advances in the east, turning the tide of the war in the Allies’ favor. Allied troops landed on the Normandy coast of France in tremendous strength by cloudy daylight today and stormed several miles inland with tanks and infantry in the grand assault which Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory. ”(AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, File)

1944: Allies win footholds in France

Editor’s Note:  The newsflash came on a slip of paper in a red-and-white striped courier pouch: “EISENHOWERS HEADQUARTERS ANNOUNCES ALLIES LAND IN FRANCE.” The Associated Press had some two dozen writers and photographers among the […]

06/05/2014

This photo provided by collector Rodney Hilton Brown shows a tattered 48-star American flag that flew aboard the U.S.-built LST 493 on D-Day, 1944. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Rodney Hilton Brown)

D-Day ship’s US flag sells for $350K at auction

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A U.S. flag from one of the thousands of Allied ships that delivered troops to the Normandy beaches sold for $350,000 at a New York City auction of hundreds of D-Day […]

06/05/2014

In this photo dated May 15, 2014, the Pointe du Hoc is seen from inside a German bunker in Cricqueville en Bessin, in Normandy, France. Andree Auvray, nine months pregnant, was hiding from German bombings in a Normandy ditch with her husband one night in June 1944 when their dogs started barking. The shadows of three soldiers appeared. The soldiers were Americans. D-Day had begun. In an interview with Associated Press, Auvray relives that wrenching time with clarity and a growing sense of urgency. Seventy years have passed since the Allied invasion of Normandy helped turn the tide against Hitler. With their numbers rapidly diminishing, she and other French women and men who owe their freedom to D-Day's fighters are more determined than ever to keep alive the memory of the battle and its meaning. (AP Photo/Nicolas Garriga)

French survivors keep D-Day gratitude alive

SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE, France (AP) — Andree Auvray, nine months pregnant, was hiding from German bombings in a Normandy ditch with her husband one night in June 1944 when their dogs started barking. The shadows of three […]

05/30/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a reception marking Victory Day in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, May 8, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

Putin to face Western leaders at D-Day anniversary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Complicating the West’s efforts to isolate Russia, the Kremlin announced Thursday that Vladimir Putin will join President Barack Obama and European leaders in France next month for a ceremony marking the 70th […]

05/08/2014

D-Day pigeon found with WWII message

LONDON (AP) – Experts say the skeletal remains of a pigeon discovered in the chimney of a house in southern England carried a mysterious, long-forgotten message from World War II. Historians at Britain’s Second World […]

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