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A paratrooper drags a large Union flag as he lands during a D-Day commemoration in Ranville, western France, Thursday, June 5, 2014, on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy.
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93 year old U.S WW II veteran Jim Martin of the 101st Airborne, left, completes a tandem parachute jump onto Utah Beach, western France, Thursday June 5, 2014, as part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D Day.
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93 year old U.S WW II veteran Jim Martin of the 101st Airborne, is kissed by an unidentified woman after he completed a tandem parachute jump onto Utah Beach, western France, Thursday June 5, 2014, as part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D Day.
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British Normandy Veteran George Clarkson, who was a Royal Engineer, poses for a photograph besides Pegasus Bridge (Also known as the Bénouville Bridge - The taking of the Bridge was an important strategic victory) during D-Day Commemorations on June 5, 2014 in Ranville, near Caen in Normandy, France.
WW2 veteran Fred Holborn, from the Fleet Air Arm, salutes as he looks at British Legion Union flags carrying thank you messages planted in the sand on Gold beach on June 5, 2014 near Asnelles, France. 20,000 paper flags are being planted. Each one carries a personal message of Remembrance submitted by Royal British Legion supporters. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief, Army Air Corps, salutes at the Glider Pilot Regiment Memorial at Pegasus Bridge during the D Day 70 Commemoration on June 5, 2014 in Ranville, France. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
Fred Glover, aged 88, a veteran of the 9th Para Battalian watches a parachute jump just outside Rainville during D-Day 70 Commemorations on June 5, 2014 in Ranville, France. Friday 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. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)