D-Day veterans fear being sidelined amid politicians' 'jamboree'





Veterans of the D-Day landings say they fear being "shoved" aside amid the clamour for dignitaries at the 65th anniversary commemorations in.

As hundreds of survivors of the 1944 campaign made their way to France for a series of events on Friday and Saturday, the Normandy Veterans Association (NVA) warned that the anniversary was in danger of ecoming a "jamboree" for politicians on a "jolly".

With the Prince of Wales and Gordon Brown due to join Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy for ceremonies around the allied landing beaches, organisers bringing coach loads of veterans will now face tight security and road closures.

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