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Trump joins the Queen, Theresa May, Merkel and Macron to honour D-Day veterans, 75 years after the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy and liberated Europe

The President is on the third day of his state visit to Britain and is taking part in a ceremony on the south coast with the allies who helped defeat Hitler

Trump joins the Queen, Theresa May, Merkel and Macron to honour D-Day veterans, 75 years after the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy and liberated Europe

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7106765/Trump-joins-Queen-honour-D-Day-veterans.html

Donald and Melania Trump are alongside the Queen, Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau and 300 heroes who survived D-Day to mark the 75th anniversary of the invasion of France.

The President is on the third day of his state visit to Britain and is taking part in a ceremony on the south coast with the allies who helped defeat Hitler after a whirlwind 48 hours where he attended a glittering state banquet at Buckingham Palace and held talks in Downing Street.

Today hundreds of veterans stood with the Queen, the Prime Minister and President Trump, followed by a reception hosted by Prince Charles ahead of more events in France tomorrow.

Tens of thousands also gathered at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial on Southsea Common for the event which marks the 75th anniversary of the biggest amphibious invasion in military history.

On June 5 1944, US General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, gave the final order to invade German-occupied France with the message: 'The eyes of the world are upon you'.

Within hours the allied fleet of 2,700 ships was sent out of British ports all along the south of England - the biggest armada the world had ever seen - with the area around the Isle of Wight nicknamed 'Piccadilly Circus' - before sailing across the Channel as paratroopers were dropped into France.

From dawn on June 6 - known as the Longest Day - 156,000 troops stormed Normandy's beaches and smashed Hitler's Nazis, turning the Second World War in the allies' favour and leading to the liberation of Europe.

It is considered the turning point of the Second World War - but Operation Overlord also led to thousands dying and tens of thousands being injured.

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