D-Day 70 years later: Veterans, world leaders gather in Normandy

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On D-Day, June 6th, 1944, Allied troops opened the second European front in World War II, in a massive seaborne invasion of Nazi-occupied France. It took two years to plan, and looked like it would end in failure during its initial stages.

On Friday, world leaders and thousands of veterans returned to Normandy for a tribute to those who risked it all, on those beaches 70 years ago. CCTV’s Richard Bestic reports.

D-Day 70 years later

D-Day 70 years later

On D-Day, June 6th 1944, Allied troops opened the second European front in World War II, in a massive seaborne invasion of Nazi-occupied France. It took two years to plan, and looked like it would end in failure during its initial stages. On Friday, world leaders and thousands of veterans returned to Normandy for a tribute to those who risked it all, on those beaches 70 years ago. CCTV's Richard Bestic reports.

What is the significance of D-Day in terms of current international relations? Can history help improve relations? CCTV’s Mike Walter interviews Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, Senior Lecturer from King’s Russia Institute at King’s College, London.

Gulnaz Sharafutdinova on D-Day and international relations

Gulnaz Sharafutdinova on D-Day and international relations

What is the significance of D-Day in terms of today's international relations? CCTV's Mike Walter interviews Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, Senior Lecturer from King's Russia Institute at King's College, London.

The D-Day anniversary has been a magnet for world leaders who came to honor veterans of World War II. This included Russian President Vladimir Putin, who met with a wide array of leaders both in front of and behind the cameras. CCTV’s Jim Spellman reports.

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At D-Day 70th anniversary, Putin meets world leaders

At D-Day 70th anniversary, Putin meets world leaders

The D-Day anniversary has been a magnet for world leaders who came to honor veterans of World War II. This included Russian President Vladmir Putin, who met with a wide array of leaders both in front of and behind the cameras.