French health ban keeps Allied D-day veterans away

Normandy locals mourn the absence of the Allied soldiers forced to stay at home for the first time in 76 yearsIn Ranville cemetery, a lone piper playing Amazing Grace walked solemnly between the graves as the early morning sun reflected off the rows of white headstones.Every 6 June for the last 75 years, the soldiers who made it off the Normandy beaches in 1944 have returned to remember comrades who did not. Every year, the pilgrimage became a different kind of battle but still they came, in fewer numbers but just as determined to overcome the odds as they were when they landed to liberate France. Continue reading...

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