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D-Day: Allies Commemorate Pivotal World War II Invasion, 75 Years Later

"The fate of the world depended on their success," Queen Elizabeth II said as she honored thousands of soldiers and sailors who took part in the invasion of Nazi-occupied France.
Veterans stand in front of a 1944 image of their comrades wading onto the beaches of France during D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth, England. Leaders of 16 countries involved in World War II joined Queen Elizabeth II at the ceremony on Wednesday. Source: Dan Kitwood

Updated at 10:05 a.m. ET

"The wartime generation — my generation — is resilient, and I am delighted to be with you in Portsmouth today," Britain's Queen Elizabeth II said Wednesday, as she kicked off a two-day commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France that reshaped World War II.

President Trump and 15 other leaders whose countries were involved in that conflict, including German Chancellor

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