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Queen, world leaders honor veterans on D-Day anniversary

Queen, world leaders honor veterans on D-Day anniversary

The Allied invasion on D-Day 75 years ago did not determine the course of World War II and its importance should not be exaggerated, Russia's foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Parachutists jump from C-47 transport planes today in Carentan, Normandy, France.

"I feel great. I'd go back up and do it again, and again", he said.

Reenactments over Carentan have become more common in recent years, and veterans themselves have been returning more frequently, even though a lot of them remain on the ground. The near-centenarian reportedly requested to pull the handle that released the giant American flag himself.

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But his jump on Wednesday was different - he came down in tandem with another parachutist after preparing for it for six months.

"I got my left armpit caught in the lower left hand corner of the door so I swung out, came back and hit the side of the aircraft, swung out again and came back", he told the Associated Press, "and I just tried to straighten my arm out and I got free". "You can close the issue now", he said.

President Trump is finishing his visit to the U.K.by attending a D-Day commemoration ceremony in Portsmouth, England, with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.

Harry Read took part in a tandem jump with the Red Devils after a display of some 280 parachutists in Sannerville on Wednesday afternoon.

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The queen, who served as an army mechanic during the war, said that when she attended a 60th-anniversary commemoration of D-Day 15 years ago, many thought it might be the last such event. They're among multiple events marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

Elderly veterans looked on as members of the 75th Ranger Regiment started mounting the limestone promontory at dawn, pulling themselves up on ropes one by one, seagulls swooping above.

They're recreating a journey taken by the U.S. Army's 2nd and 5th Ranger Battalions to destroy Nazi guns atop the cliffs.

"We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender", Churchill said.

Events will include all elements of the British armed forces, to represent those who took part in 1944.

The paratroopers would play a crucial role in engaging German defenses ahead of the Allied troops landing on the beaches and securing routes further inland.

The gathered drew silent when a recording of the stirring battle cry Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered in the United Kingdom parliament as Nazi forces advanced across Europe in June 1940 piped in.

June 6 will see the French commemorations begin in earnest with President Emmanuel Macron leading ceremonies on beaches along Normandy's coast.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel also was invited to honor the invasion.


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