• Short Summary

    WHILE IN NORTHERN FRANCE CEREMONIES COMMEMORATING THE EVACUATION OF DUNKIRK IN 1940 WERE BEING HELD, OTHER CEREMONIES WERE GOING ON IN NORMANDY TODAY (SUNDAY), THE 21ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALLIED LANDINGS ON THE FRENCH COAST, TOWARDS THE END OF WORLD WAR II.

  • Description

    WHILE IN NORTHERN FRANCE CEREMONIES COMMEMORATING THE EVACUATION OF DUNKIRK IN 1940 WERE BEING HELD, OTHER CEREMONIES WERE GOING ON IN NORMANDY TODAY (SUNDAY), THE 21ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE ALLIED LANDINGS ON THE FRENCH COAST, TOWARDS THE END OF WORLD WAR II. ONE OF THE TOWNS WHERE COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONIES WERE HELD WAS LANGRUNE.

    AMONG THOSE TAKING PART IN THE CEREMONIES AT LANGRUNE WERE MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH 48TH COMMANDO ROYAL MARINES. THEY JOINED FRENCH SERVICEMEN AND VETERANS IN TWO UNVEILING CEREMONIES. ONE WAS A PLAQUE, THE OTHER A MONUMENT, BOTH DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE BRITISH MARINES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE ASSAULT ON THE LANGRUNE BEACHES.

    THE DAY'S CEREMONIES ALSO INCLUDED A MARCH THROUGH THE TOWN'S MAIN SQUARE -- NOW CALLED THE SQUARE OF THE SIXTH OF JUNE.

    THE LANDINGS ON THE NORMANDY BEACHES WERE PART OF THE ALLIED INVASION OF NAZI-OCCUPIED FRANCE -- THE BIGGEST COMBINED MILITARY OPERATION IN HISTORY. THE ASSAULT FORCES LANDED AT DAWN ON JUNE 6, 1944 AND OCCUPIED THE BEACHES UNDER COVER OF HEAVY BOMBARDMENT FROM SUPPORTING NAVY VESSELS. A TRIUMPHANT MR. CHURCHILL TOLD THE BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS ONLY HOURS AFTER THE LANDINGS BEGAN, THAT THEY HAD BEEN SUCCESSFUL, AND IN PLACES THE ALLIES HAD PENETRATED MILES INLAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6PZSEXFBCF1IX3NK08XPNYGX
    Media URN:
    VLVA6PZSEXFBCF1IX3NK08XPNYGX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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