On the morning of June 6, 1944, Allied troops launched a massive attack on the beaches of Normandy to liberate France from Nazi Germany.
The World War II mission, code-named Operation Overlord, was the largest amphibious assault in history. Known as D-Day, it involved more than 150,000 troops and 7,000 vessels. Thousands were killed and wounded on the beaches in the bloody fighting. Now on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, some of the last survivors of the great battle joined world leaders in Normandy to mark the solemn occasion.
We begin with this report from Stefan de Vries in France.
The guest panel:
- Hannah Starman, a European affairs specialist.
- Jonathan Wachtel, a former Director of Communications for the U.S. at the United Nations
- Inderjeet Parmar, the head of the Department of International Politics at City University of London
- Dmitry Babich, a political analyst for Sputnik International.
The veterans will leave for Normandy shortly before 7pm, escorted by HMS St Albans, a Type-23 Royal Navy frigate, a Canadian warship and four Royal Navy P2000s, and accompanied by a Spitfire flypast https://t.co/170lgldHxo
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