Return to Normandy for 70th anniversary

Veterans gather in Normandy for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

  • British D-Day veteran of the Normandy campaign Fred Glover, 88 of Brighton poses while watching a display by 300 multi-national paratroops in Ranville � Chris Helgren / Reuters

  • British World War II veteran Jock Hutton, 89, stands following his landing after he and teams of French, US, Canadian and British paratroopers jumped from aeroplanes during a D-Day commemoration in Ranville � POOL New / Reuters

  • British World War II veteran Jock Hutton, 89, performs a successful tandem jump with a British "Red Devils" paratroopers during a D-Day commemoration in Ranville � POOL New / Reuters

  • Britain's Prince Charles meets veterans of the Normandy campaign, at the Pegasus bridge crossing in Benouville, northern France � Chris Helgren / Reuters

  • British World War II veteran Jock Hutton, 89, poses following his landing after he and teams of French, US, Canadian and British paratroopers jumped from aeroplanes during a D-Day commemoration in Ranville � POOL New / Reuters

  • A pair of vintage Royal Air Force Spitfire fighters pass over the crowd during a display by 300 multi-national paratroops in Ranville � Chris Helgren / Reuters

  • A British D-Day veteran reacts during a commemoration ceremony and parade by members of the British Army 3rd Division at Hermanville-sur-Mer on the Normandy coast � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • British D-Day veterans attend events to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War Two allied beach landings on D-Day on the coast of Normandy � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • British D-Day veterans attend events to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War Two allied beach landings on D-Day on the coast of Normandy � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • Relatives watch as British D-Day veteran, Gordon Smith, 90, from Wiltshire, walks on Sword Beach at Hermanville-sur-Mer on the Normandy coast � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • British D-Day veterans attend events to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War Two allied beach landings on D-Day on the coast of Normandy � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • British D-Day veteran Butler stands near a wall mural in Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy coast � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • US World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with the 508 PIR 82nd Airborne, speaks to history enthusiasts in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont � Pascal Rossignol / Reuters

  • Former member of French Captain Kieffer's green berets commando Gautier attends a commando ceremony in Colleville-Montgomery � Christian Hartmann / Reuters

  • Former member of French Captain Kieffer's green berets commando unit Gautier attends a commando ceremony in Colleville-Montgomery � Christian Hartmann / Reuters

  • US World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the US Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One, arrives in an US WC 57 Command Car in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, on the Normandy coast � Regis Duvignau / Reuters

  • British D-Day veterans poses for photographs with children at Arromanches-les-Bains during events to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War Two allied beach landings on D-Day on the coast of Normandy � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • US World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel autographs a souvenir as he visits the American War cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer � Pascal Rossignol / Reuters

  • British D-Day veteran Prime Mason chats with a local museum owner at Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy coast � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • British D-Day Mason sits on the sea wall at Arromanches-les-Bains on the Normandy coast � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • Former member of French Captain Kieffer's green berets commando Gautier attends a commando ceremony in Colleville-Montgomery � Christian Hartmann / Reuters

  • World War II veteran Beddows from Britain poses on the beach front outside Colleville-Montgomery � Christian Hartmann / Reuters

  • US World War II veteran Jack Read, 93 years-old, from New York, who served with the US Coast Guard Rescue Flotilla One, speaks with a pilot at the airport of in Cherbourg, on the Normandy coast � Regis Duvignau / Reuters

  • British D-Day veterans Reynolds, and Fenn, 89, who landed on Gold and Sword Beaches on D-Day respectively, walk on the beach at Arromanches-les-Bains � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • US World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old from Mount Tremper, New York, who served with the 508 PIR, 82nd Airborne, autographs an US helmet for history enthusiasts in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont � Pascal Rossignol / Reuters

  • British D-Day veteran Stagg, sits on a beach wall at Arromanches-les-Bains during events to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War Two allied beach landings on the Normandy coast � Toby Melville / Reuters

  • US World War II veteran Bob Thomas, 88 years-old from Connecticut, visits the American War cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer � Regis Duvignau / Reuters

  • D-Day veterans attend a commemorative badge ceremony at the Regional Council in Caen � Christian Hartmann / Reuters

  • D-Day veterans attend a commemorative badge ceremony at the Regional Council in Caen � Christian Hartmann / Reuters

  • US World War II veteran Jack Hamlin , 93 years-old from Springfield, Missouri, who served with the Rescue Flotilla 1, U.S.C.G, poses beside a Staff Car in Carentan � Pascal Rossignol / Reuters