Newly unearthed documents have revealed that former Japanese emperor Hirohito repeatedly felt sorry about the Second World War and tried, unsuccessfully, to express his feelings by using the word “remorse” in a 1952 speech.
Second World War
France has staged a military ceremony to remember an event often called “the forgotten D-Day”, the crucial but overshadowed Allied invasion of the French Riviera to push back the Nazis.
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Their heroism was honoured by Prime Minister Theresa May at the D-Day memorial.
A 93-year-old D-Day veteran is appealing for help to find his Legion D’Honneur medal, which he lost while attending commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings.
The early May Day bank holiday will be moved back four days next year to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
A six-year-old boy proudly wore his great-uncle’s medals to Bayeux War Cemetery to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings.
The Duke of Cambridge has laid a wreath to those who made “the ultimate sacrifice” during a service of commemoration marking the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings.
The fallen heroes of D-Day, who fought in “one of the greatest battles for freedom this world has ever known”, have been honoured in moving ceremonies in Normandy.
The only D-Day heroes were the front-line troops who were the first to storm the beaches of Normandy – helping to strike a decisive blow against the Nazis, a veteran has said.