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Jun 03 2014

GRNlive correspondent Catherine Field coverage plans over D-Day Commemoration

GRNlive correspondent Catherine Field will be going up to Normandy on Thursday 5 June, first thing in the morning. She will be at the Caen Memorial and D-Day exhibition and interviewing veterans during the day Thursday and will be staying there over night.

On Friday 6 June, she will be at Bayeux to cover British Service of Remembrance at the Cathedral and the Ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves cemetery.

She will then go to the International Ceremony at Ouistreham (Sword Beach) which is where more than 25 heads of state and government — including Presidents Obama and Putin, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Francois Hollande of France and Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. She will join with more than 1,000 veterans to commemorate D-Day and will be at the feed point/press centre at the event.

In the meantime, she’s sent us these pictures – they are copyright protected, but contact us if you would like rights:

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Preparations at Ouistreham (Sword Beach), where on Friday 6 June more than 25 heads of state and government — including Obama, Putin, Canadian Prime Minister

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Preparations at Ouistreham (Sword Beach), where on Friday 6 June more than 25 heads of state and government — including Obama, Putin, Canadian Prime Minister

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Monument to the 1st US infantry division Monument on seafront at Colleville-sur-Mer

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Arromanches where British forces came ashore at Gold Beach showing the huge concrete structures of the Mulberry Harbour, an ingenious artificial port that eventually landed 2 million men, half a million vehicles and 4 million tonnes of supplies.

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Preparations underway as tourists and military mingle at Pegasus Bridge, where on the night of 5/6 June 1944 British paratroopers, in an extraordinary glider-borne stealth operation, seized a vital crossing point to prevent it from being used in a German counter-attack. On Thursday, weather permitting, a commemorative parachute jump by more than 300 soldiers, including members of the Britain’s elite 16th Air Assault Brigade, will take place near Pegasus Bridge.

 

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