The story of France's second D-Day, the 1944 landings in Provence

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Ceremonies led by President Emmanuel Macron on Thurdsay commemorated the August 1944 liberation of southern France, when a powerful army of Free French Forces made up mostly of colonial troops landed in Provence in a lesser known seaborne operation of World War II.

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It's the lesser-known D-Day, one launched two months after the Normandy landings on the other side of France, with French forces this time playing a premier role, reports FRANCE 24.