As-it-happened: D-Day commemorations

Key points

  • D-Day was the start of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied western Europe
  • On 6 June 1944, 156,000 British, US and Canadian forces invaded the coast of northern France
  • The Queen, US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin were among those attending commemorations
  • Hundreds of WW2 veterans also attended
  • As many as 4,000 Allied troops and 9,000 German died in one day
  • All times are in BST (GMT +1)

Live text

Reporting:

  • Suzanne Leigh 
  • Liam Allen 
  • Patrick Jackson 
  • Alison Daye 

Last updated 5 June 2014

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