D-Day Anniversary: Service At National Memorial Arboretum

6 June 2014, 08:18 | Updated: 6 June 2014, 08:20

Thousands of people will be laying wreaths and taking part in a minutes silence at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

 The Normandy landings which took place on June 6th 1944 were the largest seaborne invasion in history and paved the way for the defeat of Nazi Germany.

Those who were killed during the conflict will be remembered today at a commemorative service being held at the Arboretum in Alrewas.

World leaders including President Obama and David Cameron will be in France today, will be on Sword Beach near Ouistreham, one of the five battle zones on Normandy's coastline to attend the commemorations there.