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D-Day Anniversary #90635

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 05, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Normandy, France) Return of D-Day vets. for tomorrow's anniversary examined; films shown. [Vera LYNN - sings.] [Louis SERPA - explains returning.] World War II films shown. [Voice of BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) announcer Frank GILLARD - describes war preparations in England.] American troops' presence in England in anticipation of invasion reviewed. [Voice of BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) announcer Colin WILLS - describes invasion.] General Dwight Eisenhower recalled preparing to accept blame had invasion failed. [Voice of BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) announcer Alan MELVILLE - describes Normandy's reaction to liberation.] Father Bouillet's praise of D-Day forces quoted. [Larry JACOBS - praises American soldier.] [Voice of Franklin D. ROOSEVELT - prays for invasion forces' safety.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) Reenactment of crucial part of invasion shown; Eisenhower's description of D-Day recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Normandy, France) Today's reenactment described, shown. [Vet. Frank NAUGHTON - can't discuss peers deaths here.] D-Day paratroop attack on nearby village recalled; World War II era films shown. Rescue of NAUGHTON and other paratroopers by Odette Rigaud discussed. [NAUGHTON - praises French citizens' aid.]
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

(Studio) Coverage of D-Day anniversary ceremonies announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Kladstrup, Don;
Threlkeld, Richard

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