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France disses Canada and Britain on upcoming D-Day anniversary

Sarkozy invites Obama, snubs the Queen

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy has decided that the liberation of Europe was an all-American affair. For the 65th anniversary of D-Day, he will be enthroned up front with U.S. President Barack Obama at an American cemetery overlooking Omaha beach. Among the heads of state not invited to the ceremony is Queen Elizabeth II of Britain and Canada, the last surviving leader who served in the Second World War. Apparently she’ll have to watch the commemorations on her TV. The deliberate snub has infuriated London’s pundits who pointedly remind Sarkozy of the thousands of British and Canadian troops who fought on Sword and Juno beaches on June 6, 1944.

The Daily Mail

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