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D-Day 75th anniversary: Newspaper reaction

The Sun showed a picture of a tearful veteran in Southsea

'The greatest generation': How UK national newspapers marked the D-Day anniversary

David Harding
Contributor

It was the anniversary of one of the most momentous days in history.

And the newspapers commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history, in appropriate style.

The papers noted the sacrifice made to help liberate France, then Western Europe, from the Nazis by some 24,000 soldiers who took part in the Normandy landings, many never to return.

And they also emphasised how the debt following generations owe to those who bravely took part in the landings on June 6, 1944.

Soldiers from the UK, British Empire, the USA, Canada and countries including Czechoslovakia and Poland took part in the landings.

It is estimated that some 4,000 allied troops lost their lives during the Normandy invasions.