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Live from the small town of Arromanches overlooking the beaches of Normandy, Huw Edwards presents a day of programmes to commemorate D-Day.

70 years ago the crucial decision was made to invade France on June 6 1944, a campaign which was to mark the beginning of the end of the Second World War. Live from the small town of Arromanches overlooking the beaches of Normandy, Huw Edwards presents a day of programmes to commemorate this historic day.

Senior members of the royal family, together with other foreign dignitaries, join thousands of veterans at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Bayeux for a poignant service, held amongst the 4,000 gravestones of the brave British servicemen who lost their lives in that campaign.

Sian Williams and Dan Snow report live from Bayeux where the Prince of Wales is among those paying tribute to the many British soldiers, sailors and airmen who lost their lives in the battle for Normandy.

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Fri 6 Jun 2014 09:15

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Presenter Huw Edwards
Commentator Sian Williams
Reporter Dan Snow
Executive Producer Claire Popplewell
Producer Victoria Simpson

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