Operation Dragoon

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

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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

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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.