Army veteran's painful recollection of preparing solider for burial after D-Day

D-Day veterans and world leaders have been taking part in emotional ceremonies to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings that did so much to turn the tide of World War Two.

The sacrifice made by so many has been summed up by one 97-year-old veteran, Alfred Fuzzard, who spoke of having to prepare the body of a fallen solider for burial.

He says the discovery of a personal photograph on the soldier's body is a memory that has vividly stayed with him throughout his life.

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(back row left to right) Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia Richard Rasi, Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of of Norway Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babis, Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison and Danish Ambassador to the UK Lars Thuesen. (front row, left to right) Governor-General of New Zealand Patsy Reddy, President of France Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Theresa May, the Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump, President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte at a meeting of leaders the Allied Nations during commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
(front row, left to right) US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump during commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
(front row, left to right) Prime Minister Theresa May, the Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump during commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
(left to right) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May during a meeting of leaders the Allied Nations during commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
US President Donald Trump and President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos during a meeting of leaders the Allied Nations during commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
Melania Trump and President of France Emmanuel Macron during a meeting of the leaders of the Allied Nations at the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
(left to right) President of France Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump and President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos during a meeting of leaders of the Allied Nations at the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
(left to right) Melania Trump, President of the France Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt during a meeting of leaders of the Allied Nations at the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
(left to right) Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May during a meeting of leaders of the Allied Nations at the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
Veteran Bertie Billet during commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
French President Emmanuel Macron meets veterans after his speech during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
Sheridan Smith performing during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
(left to right) The Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
US President Donald Trump speaking during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
(left to right) French President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Theresa May, the Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
Dancers performing during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
US President Donald Trump speaking during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
(left to right) Queen Elizabeth II and US President Donald Trump during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
D-Day veterans take the stage during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
(left to right) Prime Minister Theresa May, the Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
Spectators during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
D-Day veteran Jim Booth, 97, speaks to armed police officers during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
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