"Younger people should know what us old things did during the war"-WWII Vet
Friday, June 06, 2014 - 01:16
June 6 - Prince William and Catherine join veterans on the beach at Arromanches in a service commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine take part in a D-Day service, looking out over the Normandy landing beaches Friday.
Some 800 veterans, half of them British, have made the trip to Normandy to mark one of the turning points of World War Two.
One veteran said seeing the young prince participating is an important symbol of the younger generation taking over the act of remembrance.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH VETERAN ERIC ROBBINS SAYING:
"I think it's very important that the younger people should know what us old things did during the war."
Some 130,000 men - mainly British, American and Canadian - landed in Normandy on D-Day.
As part of the anniversary, British spitfires once again flew over France.
There were also displays of amphibious landing crafts on the shores of Normandy -- a tribute to 70 years ago when so many never made it to shore.
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