Polish PM in Britain for D-Day anniversary
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Wednesday joined international leaders in Portsmouth, Britain, for events to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the World War II Allied landing in Normandy.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (C), accompanied by Prince Charles (C-L), and US President Donald J.Trump (C-R), pose for a photograph with leaders of the other Allied Nations ahead of the event in Portsmouth, southern England, to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki standing second from left.Photo: EPA/JACK HILL
British Prime Minister Theresa May hosted 15 world leaders honouring troops who took part in the massive land, air and naval operation.
Veterans from countries that fought alongside Britain in the 1944 Battle of Normandy attended.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was among those at the ceremonies.
Polish war veteran Eugeniusz Niedzielski arrives in Portsmouth, Britain, to take part in commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, alongside world leaders on Wednesday. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka
Planned highlights included a speech by Queen Elizabeth II and a fly-past of 25 vintage World War II-era aircraft, the IAR news agency reported.
Britain’s May made a speech during the commemorations, as did US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The Polish and UK prime ministers spoke briefly ahead of the ceremonies.
Poland's Mateusz Morawiecki and the UK's Theresa May meet ahead of D-Day anniversary ceremonies in Britain on Wednesday. Photo: KPRM
On Thursday, events are scheduled to take place in France to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Normandy landings.
On June 6, 1944, tens of thousands of Allied troops attacked German forces on the coast of northern France in a military operation that marked the start of a campaign to liberate Europe from Nazi occupation.
The English port city of Portsmouth was one of the key embarkation points for Allied troops on D-Day.
Source: IAR, BBC