Keyword: D-Day

D-Day heroes: 5,500 honoured by France

France says there are just 100 more Légion d'Honneur medals to be given out to British World War II veterans who helped liberate France.

Normandy commemorations for 71st anniversary of D-Day

The ceremonies along Normandy's Channel coast reunited hundreds of veterans of the 1944 landings, the biggest sea-borne invasion in history.

Europe's salvation 'came from the south' says Hollande at southern D-Day anniversary

French president also praised role of African troops whose sacrifice 'bound our country to Africa with a bond of blood that no one can undo'.

French president leads 'southern D-Day' tributes, 70 years on

A total of 28 nations took part in Operation Dragoon on the beaches near Marseille on August 15, 1944, with a total force of 450,000 men.

D-Day: Francois Hollande's plea to fight threats to peace

French president urges people to fight current threats to peace with 'same vision, the same courage' as those who took part in Normandy landings.

D-Day anniversary: France's forgotten Blitz

President Hollande will pay tribute to the terrible civilian casualties suffered by the French due to Allied bombing during liberation of France.

D-Day anniversary: British Queen honours France's war dead in Paris

UK monarch joins French president François Hollande in laying floral tribute at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Arc de Triomphe.

World leaders arrive in France for D-Day celebrations

Around 400 separate events will be held as American, Russian and British heads of state are among those marking 70th anniversary of landings.

France’s Hollande to discuss BNP fine with Obama

French president says he will raise issue with US president who is flying in for talks in Paris ahead of Friday's D-Day commemorations.

D-Day warmth belies tensions in US-France ties

Row over sale of warships to Russia and US fine for French bank have cooled relations ahead of presidential meeting on Normandy beach.

The man who prepared France for D-Day

Soldier Jean-Louis Cremieux-Brilhac wrote up the invasion instructions for the French people that were broadcast via the BBC.

Uproar in French D-Day village snubbed by Prince of Wales

The inhabitants of Merville, where British paras fell storming a key German gun battery, had long prepared for Prince's 70th anniversary visit.

Queen Elizabeth II to make state visit to France

The British monarch will attend commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy in north-west France.

Hollande is first French president to honour British D-Day dead

François Hollande travelled to the British military cemetery at Ranville to honour soldiers who died during the June 6th 1944 D-Day Normandy landings.

Q&A: D-Day

As commemorations are held in Normandy for the 67th anniversary of D-Day, this article from the BBC explains the events and what the campaign was all about.