Veterans honoured in ‘revival of remembrance’
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 @ 00:19
Gavin Drake reports from Normandy on the 70th
anniversary of the D-Day landings
THERE were many ceremonies in and around Normandy last Friday,
and many moving moments. But the biggest applause - and, indeed, a
standing ovation - went to a D-Day veteran who took centre stage at
the end of the main international ceremony at Ouistreham, on the
beach codenamed Sword.
Johannes Börner was a German paratrooper who was sent with a
company of 120 men to fight against the Americans at Saint-Lo on
the night of 7 July 1944. Only nine of those 120 survived the
battle. Mr ...
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