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Datum objave: 06.06.2019

They won back this ground for civilization

Donald Trump pays tribute to D-Day veterans at Omaha Beach with Melania - as Harry and William honor the dead at home after poignant tribute by Theresa May on 75th anniversary

Prince William, 36, delivered the same D-Day address made by his great-grandfather George VI on the day of the 1944 invasion as he led a service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire

'A supreme test has to be faced': George VI's speech delivered on D-Day - and spoken by William today

Four years ago, our Nation and Empire stood alone against an overwhelming enemy, with our backs to the wall. Tested as never before in our history, in God's providence we survived that test; the spirit of the people, resolute, dedicated, burned like a bright flame, lit surely from those unseen fires which nothing can quench.

Now once more a supreme test has to be faced. This time, the challenge is not to fight to survive but to fight to win the final victory for the good cause. Once again what is demanded from us all is something more than courage and endurance; we need a revival of spirit, a new unconquerable resolve. After nearly five years of toil and suffering, we must renew that crusading impulse on which we entered the war and met its darkest hour. We and our Allies are sure that our fight is against evil and for a world in which goodness and honour may be the foundation of the life of men in every land.

That we may be worthily matched with this new summons of destiny, I desire solemnly to call my people to prayer and dedication. We are not unmindful of our own shortcomings, past and present. We shall ask not that God may do our will, but that we may be enabled to do the will of God: and we dare to believe that God has used our Nation and Empire as an instrument for fulfilling his high purpose.

I hope that throughout the present crisis of the liberation of Europe there may be offered up earnest, continuous and widespread prayer. We who remain in this land can most effectively enter into the sufferings of subjugated Europe by prayer, whereby we can fortify the determination of our sailors, soldiers and airmen who go forth to set the captives free.

The Queen joins with me in sending you this message. She well understands the anxieties and cares of our womenfolk at this time and she knows that many of them will find, as she does herself, fresh strength and comfort in such waiting upon God. She feels that many women will be glad in this way to keep vigil with their menfolk as they man the ships, storm the beaches and fill the skies.

At this historic moment surely not one of us is too busy, too young or too old to play a part in a nationwide, perchance a worldwide, vigil of prayer as the great crusade sets forth. If from every place of worship, from home and factory, from men and women of all ages and many races and occupations, our intercessions rise, then, please God, both now and in a future not remote, the predictions of an ancient Psalm may be fulfilled: 'The Lord will give strength unto his people: the Lord will give his people the blessing of peace.'

The princes salute heroes of D-Day: Harry joins tribute to the fallen and William repeats the speech his great-grandfather King George VI gave on the day of invasion

'They won back this ground for civilization': Donald Trump pays tribute to D-Day veterans at Omaha Beach with Melania - as Harry and William honor the dead at home after poignant tribute by Theresa May on 75th anniversary 

Donald Trump today stood in Normandy to remember the men who 'won this ground for civilization' as he joined world leaders including Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron to mark the 75th anniversary D-Day.

The President described the sand of Ohama Beach, where 2,000 Americans lost their lives on June 6, 1944, as 'Freedom's Altar' and said: 'On these shores on this day 75 years ago, ten thousand men shed their blood - and thousands sacrificed their lives-for their brothers, for their countries, and for the survival of liberty'.

Around 15 miles away above Gold Beach, where British troops landed, Theresa May paid tribute to the heroes who 'laid down their lives so that we might have a better life' on June 6 1944, calling them 'the greatest generation'.

Prince Charles also mourned D-Day heroes on and emotional day in northern France that began with a ceremony at dawn where a lone piper played a lament marking the exact moment in 1944 British troops first landed and charged across the sand towards their Nazi foes.

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