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Queen Elizabeth prepares for D-Day anniversary
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 05: (L-R) Foreign Secretary William Hague, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Ffion Hague attend a garden party in Paris, hosted by Sir Peter Ricketts, Britain's Ambassador to France ahead of marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War II on June 5, 2014 in Paris, France. Friday 6th June is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives.
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