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FILE - In this June 8, 1944, file photo, under heavy German machine gun fire, American infantrymen wade ashore off the ramp of a Coast Guard landing craft during the invasion of the French coast of Normandy in World War II. June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the assault that began the liberation of France and Europe from German occupation, leading to the end World War II. AP
FILE - In this June 1944, file photo, U.S. reinforcements wade through the surf as they land at Normandy in the days following the Allies', D-Day invasion of occupied France. AP
FILE - In this June 5, 1944, file photo, U.S. serviceman attend a Protestant service aboard a landing craft before the D-Day invasion on the coast of France. AP
FILE - In this June 1944, file photo, U.S. Army medical personnel administer a transfusion to a wounded comrade, who survived when his landing craft went down off the coast of Normandy, France, in the early days of the Allied landing operations. AP
FILE - In this February 1944, file photo, Don Whitehead, Associated Press correspondent, writes his story of the landing at Anzio Beach in Italy, from a fox hole. Whitehead, known by his colleagues as "Beachhead Don," returned to Normandy for the tenth anniversary of the D-Day invasion, June 5, 1954, which he covered when he followed the 1st Infantry Division onto Omaha Beach. AP
FILE - In this May 28, 1954, file photo, about ten years after D-Day, a young French couple look over the stretches of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. At left is the wreck of an American drag-ship. AP
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 1944 file photo, American soldiers ride horses captured from the retreating Germans are met by town residents as they enter the French town of Chambois, Normandy, France. AP
Few days before the 75th anniversary of the allied landings on D-Day, history enthusiasts read a map on a vintage jeep during a re-enactment of D-Day landings in front of a pasture in la Chaussee, on the Normandy coast, France, June 4, 2019. Reuters
History enthusiasts eat near Sainte Marie Du mont's church, during a re-enactment of D-Day landings to Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont on the Normandy coast, France, 04 June 2019. World leaders are to attend memorial events in Normandy, France on 06 June 2019 to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, which marked the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe. EPA
Reenactors dressed as British army soldiers from the Suffolk Regiment man a Vickers machine gun at the World War II Hillman Fortress camp in Colleville-Montgomery, north-western France, on June 4, 2019, ahead of D-Day 75th anniversary commemorations. AFP
Two visitors are seen from behind a lookout in a World War II replica landing craft at the Utah Beach museum near Saint-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy, France, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. AP
Enthusiasts from France and Netherlands visit a supply souvenir shop as they take part of a camp re-enactment of the 4th Infantry Division of the US Army next to Utah Beach in Sainte-Marie du Mont, Normandy, France, Sunday, June 2, 2019. AP
History enthusiasts in uniform tour the beach near the ruins of a military pontoon on the Normandy coast ahead of the 75th D-Day anniversary, in Arromanches, France, 04 June 2019. EPA
Enthusiasts from France protest themselves from a blank mortar fire, in a WWII reconstituted camp, in Carentan, in Normandy, France, Monday, June 3, 2019. France is preparing to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion which took place on June 6, 1944. AP
A history enthusiast dressed as a US paratrooper from WWII enters a German bunker overlooking Omaha Beach on the Normandy coast ahead of the 75th D-Day anniversary, in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, 03 June 2019. EPA
History enthusiasts in uniform look over the ruins of a German bunker, near the Normandy coast ahead of the 75th D-Day anniversary, in Pointe Du Hoc France, 04 June 2019. EPA
World War II enthusiasts and members of the US Army 4th Infantry Division march toward Utah Beach near Saint-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy, France, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. AP
WWII D-Day veteran Mervyn Kersh from Britain holds a remembrance cross as he attends a ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial situated above Omaha Beach, as France prepares to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day, in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 4, 2019. Reuters
Veteran D-Day switchboard operator Marie Scott, 92, poses for a portrait wearing her WWII service medal (R) and her French Legion of Honour (Legion d'honneur) during an interview at her home in southwest London on May 31, 2019. - Marie Scott vividly recalls the horrifying sound of D-Day as she relayed orders down the line to the troops storming the Normandy beaches. She was one of nine women transmitting critical messages back and forth between communications headquarters in England and the fighting in France, as the Allied invasion to liberate Western Europe began. AFP
In this file photo taken on May 4, 2019, World War II veteran Charles Norman Shay, a Penobscot Native American, who took part in the Operation Overlord (Battle of Normandy) during D-Day on June 6, 1944, poses on May 4, 2019 in in Omaha Beach, western France. - Seventy-five years ago on a beach in northern France, Charles Norman Shay was a Native American far from home. It was June 6, 1944, and the 19-year-old military nurse was on Omaha beach, the bloodiest of the five sites picked for the D-Day landings. Nearly 500 Native Americans fought alongside Allied soldiers to dislodge German forces from the French coast, marking the start of France's liberation from its Nazi occupiers. AFP
People dressed as WWII US soldiers walk in the Normandy German Cemetery in La Cambe on June 4, 2019 during the preparations of the celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day landings. AFP
A US helmet sits top an M1 Guarand rifle replica stuck in the sand on Omaha Beach on the Normandy coast ahead of the 75th D-Day anniversary, in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, 03 June 2019. EPA
FILE - In this June 8, 1944, file photo, under heavy German machine gun fire, American infantrymen wade ashore off the ramp of a Coast Guard landing craft during the invasion of the French coast of Normandy in World War II. June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the assault that began the liberation of France and Europe from German occupation, leading to the end World War II. AP
FILE - In this June 1944, file photo, U.S. reinforcements wade through the surf as they land at Normandy in the days following the Allies', D-Day invasion of occupied France. AP
FILE - In this June 5, 1944, file photo, U.S. serviceman attend a Protestant service aboard a landing craft before the D-Day invasion on the coast of France. AP
FILE - In this June 1944, file photo, U.S. Army medical personnel administer a transfusion to a wounded comrade, who survived when his landing craft went down off the coast of Normandy, France, in the early days of the Allied landing operations. AP
FILE - In this February 1944, file photo, Don Whitehead, Associated Press correspondent, writes his story of the landing at Anzio Beach in Italy, from a fox hole. Whitehead, known by his colleagues as "Beachhead Don," returned to Normandy for the tenth anniversary of the D-Day invasion, June 5, 1954, which he covered when he followed the 1st Infantry Division onto Omaha Beach. AP
FILE - In this May 28, 1954, file photo, about ten years after D-Day, a young French couple look over the stretches of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. At left is the wreck of an American drag-ship. AP
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 1944 file photo, American soldiers ride horses captured from the retreating Germans are met by town residents as they enter the French town of Chambois, Normandy, France. AP
Few days before the 75th anniversary of the allied landings on D-Day, history enthusiasts read a map on a vintage jeep during a re-enactment of D-Day landings in front of a pasture in la Chaussee, on the Normandy coast, France, June 4, 2019. Reuters
History enthusiasts eat near Sainte Marie Du mont's church, during a re-enactment of D-Day landings to Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont on the Normandy coast, France, 04 June 2019. World leaders are to attend memorial events in Normandy, France on 06 June 2019 to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, which marked the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe. EPA
Reenactors dressed as British army soldiers from the Suffolk Regiment man a Vickers machine gun at the World War II Hillman Fortress camp in Colleville-Montgomery, north-western France, on June 4, 2019, ahead of D-Day 75th anniversary commemorations. AFP
Two visitors are seen from behind a lookout in a World War II replica landing craft at the Utah Beach museum near Saint-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy, France, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. AP
Enthusiasts from France and Netherlands visit a supply souvenir shop as they take part of a camp re-enactment of the 4th Infantry Division of the US Army next to Utah Beach in Sainte-Marie du Mont, Normandy, France, Sunday, June 2, 2019. AP
History enthusiasts in uniform tour the beach near the ruins of a military pontoon on the Normandy coast ahead of the 75th D-Day anniversary, in Arromanches, France, 04 June 2019. EPA
Enthusiasts from France protest themselves from a blank mortar fire, in a WWII reconstituted camp, in Carentan, in Normandy, France, Monday, June 3, 2019. France is preparing to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion which took place on June 6, 1944. AP
A history enthusiast dressed as a US paratrooper from WWII enters a German bunker overlooking Omaha Beach on the Normandy coast ahead of the 75th D-Day anniversary, in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, 03 June 2019. EPA
History enthusiasts in uniform look over the ruins of a German bunker, near the Normandy coast ahead of the 75th D-Day anniversary, in Pointe Du Hoc France, 04 June 2019. EPA
World War II enthusiasts and members of the US Army 4th Infantry Division march toward Utah Beach near Saint-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy, France, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. AP
WWII D-Day veteran Mervyn Kersh from Britain holds a remembrance cross as he attends a ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial situated above Omaha Beach, as France prepares to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day, in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 4, 2019. Reuters
Veteran D-Day switchboard operator Marie Scott, 92, poses for a portrait wearing her WWII service medal (R) and her French Legion of Honour (Legion d'honneur) during an interview at her home in southwest London on May 31, 2019. - Marie Scott vividly recalls the horrifying sound of D-Day as she relayed orders down the line to the troops storming the Normandy beaches. She was one of nine women transmitting critical messages back and forth between communications headquarters in England and the fighting in France, as the Allied invasion to liberate Western Europe began. AFP
In this file photo taken on May 4, 2019, World War II veteran Charles Norman Shay, a Penobscot Native American, who took part in the Operation Overlord (Battle of Normandy) during D-Day on June 6, 1944, poses on May 4, 2019 in in Omaha Beach, western France. - Seventy-five years ago on a beach in northern France, Charles Norman Shay was a Native American far from home. It was June 6, 1944, and the 19-year-old military nurse was on Omaha beach, the bloodiest of the five sites picked for the D-Day landings. Nearly 500 Native Americans fought alongside Allied soldiers to dislodge German forces from the French coast, marking the start of France's liberation from its Nazi occupiers. AFP
People dressed as WWII US soldiers walk in the Normandy German Cemetery in La Cambe on June 4, 2019 during the preparations of the celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day landings. AFP
A US helmet sits top an M1 Guarand rifle replica stuck in the sand on Omaha Beach on the Normandy coast ahead of the 75th D-Day anniversary, in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, 03 June 2019. EPA
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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