D-Day: Omaha Beach, 75 years after the D-Day landings | AFP

75 years after Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy to push Nazi forces out of France, men gather in vintage military uniforms on Omaha Beach to pay tribute to the soldiers who took part in the operation. IMAGES

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Today in History for June 6th

Highlights of this day in history: The D-Day invasion of World War II; Israel invades Lebanon to drive out Yasser Arafat; Remains of fugitive Nazi doctor Josef Mengele exhumed in Brazil; First drive-in theater opens in Camden, N.J. (June 6)

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D-Day: Macron pays tribute to resistance fighters slain in Caen | AFP

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandie, French President Emmanuel Macron becomes the first president to pay tribute to some 70 resistance fighters executed by the Nazi regime in a Caen prison on 6 June 1944. IMAGES

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Veterans watch US Rangers scale Normandy cliffs

American veterans watched US rangers re-enact an event from World War II during which Allied forces scaled cliffs above a Normandy beach to silence Nazi guns. The event was part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. (June 5)

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Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies | AFP

Semion Rosenfeld, the “last known survivor” of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96, after having been a resident of Jewish Agency-supported assisted living for the past 20 years.

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WWII British shipwreck leaking oil off New York

The U.S. Coast Guard says a World War II-era shipwreck off Long Island is leaking oil through two pinpoint leaks. It is conducting an assessment of the remaining oil aboard the British tanker Coimbra, which was sank by a Nazi U-boat in 1942. (May 17)

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In Russia, thousands search for remains of Soviet war dead

Every spring, groups go to a hilly area named Sinyavino to the east of Saint Petersburg that saw heavy fighting from 1941 to 1944, as Soviets attempted to break through a Nazi blockade. Thanks to volunteers who carry out regular digs at battlefield sites outside Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) the soldiers will finally be buried, decades after the end of the war.