The iconic Blenheim Palace in Woodstock has hosted D-Day anniversary events alongside thousands of other commemorations in Oxfordshire. 

The Duke of Marlborough and civic dignitaries, including the Lord-Lieutenant, attended the event on the evening of Thursday, June 6, which included speeches and the lighting of the beacon. 

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The event was held in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council and West Oxfordshire District Council, and was also open to locals in the Woodstock area around the Palace. 

Events across the country have marked 80 years since the D-Day landings when Allied forces landed on the Normandy Coast in France in WWII. 

The successful allied invasion of the beaches of Normandy on 6 June 1944 was the largest seaborne invasion in history. 

D-Day played a crucial role in liberating Western Europe from Nazi occupation.