World leaders gathered in France to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when “some 150,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy and began the liberation of France and Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II.”

+ “1944: You are not to leave your flat for more than an hour at a time. Your equipment must be packed.” From Vanity Fair, war photographer Robert Capa’s Longest Day.

+ “It didn’t (compare), because there wasn’t anybody shooting at me today.” Jim “Pee Wee” Martin recreated his D-Day parachute jump. He’s 93.

+ The 89 year-old who went missing from his Sussex nursing home and turned up in France where he was marking D-Day.

+ Buzzfeed: How 21 newspaper front pages covered the D-Day invasion 70 years ago.

+ InFocus: Scenes from D-Day, then and now.