Former member of French Captain Philippe Kieffer's green berets commando unit Leon Gautier, 91 years old, attends a commando ceremony in Colleville-Montgomery, June 4, 2014. Gautier landed on the beach of Ouistreham with Kieffer's special forces on June 6, 1944, during World War Two. Gautier, who lives in Ouistreham on the Normandy coast, is one of some 3,000 veterans attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion.

Former member of French Captain Philippe Kieffer's green berets commando unit Leon Gautier, 91 years old, attends a commando ceremony in Colleville-Montgomery, June 4, 2014. Gautier landed on the beach of Ouistreham with Kieffer's special forces on June 6, 1944, during World War Two. Gautier, who lives in Ouistreham on the Normandy coast, is one of some 3,000 veterans attending ceremonies across the northern French coastline where Allied forces landed in the largest seaborne invasion.

French 1st RCP paratrooper carrying an Italian flag is seen over Sword beach in Ouistreham, northern France a day before the start of the D-Day commemorations

Pictures of the day: 5 June 2014

French 1st RCP paratrooper carrying an Italian flag is seen over Sword beach in Ouistreham, northern France a day before the start of the D-Day commemorations

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