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WASHINGTON — When CBS News brought Dwight Eisenhower back to Normandy for the 20th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1964, you might have expected the former commander of Allied forces to conclude with a triumphal comment. Instead, CBS captured an anguished Eisenhower against the backdrop…

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D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, lays a wreath at an event for veterans in Arromanches-les-Bains, western France, Friday, June 6, 2014, marking the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy on …

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

A group of military re-enactors look at the World War II vehicles displayed on the beach of Arromanches, France, Friday, June 6, 2014, as part of D-Day commemorations. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy, northern France on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of th…

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

World War II military vehicles are displayed on the beach of Arromanches, France, Friday, June 6, 2014, as part of D-Day commemorations. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy, northern France, on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II D-Day landings.…

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

An American flag is placed in the sand of Omaha Beach, western France, Friday, June 6, 2014. Veterans and Normandy residents are paying tribute to the thousands who gave their lives in the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France 70 years ago. World leaders and dignitaries including President …

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets participants during a British D-Day commemoration ceremony in Bayeux cemetery, northern France, Friday, June 6, 2014. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War Two's D-Day landings. (…

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, and French President Francois Hollande, left, participate in the 70th French-American commemoration D-Day ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France on Friday, June 6, 2014. World leaders and veterans gathered by…

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

Britain's Queen Elizabeth lays a wreath during the French-British ceremony at the British War cemetery in Bayeux, Normandy, France, Friday, June 6, 2014. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War Two's D-Day landings. (…

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

Australian World War II veterans place crosses and flags at graves before attending the French-British ceremony at the British War cemetery in Bayeux, Normandy, France, Friday, June 6, 2014. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary…

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

Military enthusiasts walk on Omaha Beach Vierville sur Mer, western France , Friday June 6, 2014. World leaders and dignitaries including President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II will gather to honor the more than 150,000 American, British, Canadian and other Allied D-Day troops who ris…

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

A military enthusiast takes a snapshot of Omaha Beach, western France, Friday June 6, 2014. Veterans and Normandy residents are paying tribute to the thousands who gave their lives in the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France 70 years ago. World leaders and dignitaries including President B…

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

World War II re-enactor, John Werner, of Chatham, Ill., participates in ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II D-Day invasion at Normandy, France, in front of the World War II Memorial at Oak Ridge Cemetery Friday, June 6, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

From left, World War II veterans of the U.S. 29th Infantry Division, Hal Baumgarter, 90 from Pennsylvania, Steve Melnikoff, 94, from Rhode Island, Don McCarthy, 90 from Maryland, and Morley Piper, 90, from Massachusetts, attend a D-Day commemoration, on Omaha Beach, western France , Friday J…

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

Army private Kendrick Brown holds the company flag as he stands with soldiers of the 11th Transportation Battalion based out of Fort Story during the D-Day 70th anniversary ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Va.,, on Friday, June 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The Virgi…

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

World War II veterans listen to the National Anthem during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Friday, June 6, 2014, at the World War II Memorial in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

Veterans Bill Hough, left, and Jim Wilkinson, right, take part in a moment of silence during a ceremony in Ottawa, Friday, June 6, 2014, marking the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

Army soldiers from Fort Story and Fort Eustis participate in an amphibious demonstration during a D-Day 70th anniversary ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Va., on June 6, 2014. Several D-Day veterans were in attendance. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Vicki …

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

French war veteran Pierre Martinez, right, a member of a color guard, carries his flag at the Statue of Liberty after a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, Friday, June 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

Children unfurl two giant flags at the base of the Statue of Liberty: One American, one French as the band played both countries' national anthems, during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, Friday, June 6, 2014. (AP Phot…

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
D-Day Anniversary

D-Day Anniversary

Sailors from the French frigate La Fayette attend a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, Friday, June 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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