‘I look at that beach and I can tell you where each was lying… I can still see their faces’: Tears of D-Day veterans as they return to Normandy to honor their fallen comrades.


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Harold Baumgarten, 89, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, has described how he could look out at the beaches of northern France and point to where the bodies lay. He has returned to the beaches of Normandy to remember his fallen comrades. The former US soldier was just 19 years old when he jumped off the landing craft and, 70 years on, has paid tribute to the 9,387 Americans who fell during the invasion, suggesting they are the reason he arrived safely back.

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