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D-Day landings: Australian veterans awarded France's Legion of Honour

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D-Day landings: Australian veterans awarded France's Legion of Honour

Six Australian D-Day veterans have been given France's highest honour, 70 years after the historic World War II battle.
The Legion of Honour went to former pilots who each played a role in D-Day's aerial assault, which helped protect the troops who stormed Normandy's beaches and eventually liberated France.
The men, and two dozen fellow veterans from other allied countries, were awarded with the rank of chevalier, or knight, at the regional government headquarters in the town of Caen in Normandy on Thursday.
It is an award for those who uphold the ideals of France and is rarely given to foreigners.


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