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D-Day Commemorations: Live Pictures, Tweets And Stories As The World Remembers The Sacrifice

06/06/2014 09:03 BST | Updated 06/06/2014 21:59 BST

Seventy years ago, soldiers launched an attack that changed the world. Now few are left to tell the story of the D-Day landings, an audacious incursion into Nazi-occupied France credited as the game-changer for the Second World War.

The seas were rough that night and many of those crossing were badly seasick. But today, the weather was calm and bright as the flags were raised on the beaches where thousands died within hours of the attack.

Today, veterans, families and world leaders gathered to remember. Scroll below to see our live blog that covered the celebrations, as they happened.