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France: Thousands of Union Jacks planted on Normandy beach01:25

France: Thousands of Union Jacks planted on Normandy beach

France, Arromanches-les-Bains
June 5, 2014 at 05:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

People planted 22,000 union flags, emblazoned with the words 'Thank you', in the sand on Thursday to remember those who landed on Normandy's Gold Beach on D-Day.

Cyril Ager, an 89 year-old British war veteran, came to plant a flag and salute those who had fallen, with his family watching nearby.

In 1944, Ager was an Royal Engineer bulldozer driver whose job was to clear minefields. Since D-Day he has visited Normandy three times and will be attending the international ceremony on Friday.

France: Thousands of Union Jacks planted on Normandy beach01:25
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People planted 22,000 union flags, emblazoned with the words 'Thank you', in the sand on Thursday to remember those who landed on Normandy's Gold Beach on D-Day.

Cyril Ager, an 89 year-old British war veteran, came to plant a flag and salute those who had fallen, with his family watching nearby.

In 1944, Ager was an Royal Engineer bulldozer driver whose job was to clear minefields. Since D-Day he has visited Normandy three times and will be attending the international ceremony on Friday.

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