Normandy veterans speak: Gordon Hornsby - ‘There are so few of us

Gordon Hornsby, 89, from North Shields, North Tyneside, was a Driver Mechanic with 203 Field Ambulance Unit, Royal Army Service Corps. He came ashore at Gold Beach on D-Day, and drove a series of ambulances all the way from Normandy to the Netherlands, where he was himself wounded in the Battle of Arnhem

Normandy veterans speak: Vic Mackenzie - ‘It seems unreal now. Did

Private Vic Mackenzie, 89, from North Weald, Essex, was a driver with the Royal Army Service Corps, attached to 7th Armoured Division. Mr Mackenzie came ashore at Arromanches, on Gold Beach, on  on 8 June 1944 (“D-Day +2”). His unit was one of the first to stumble on to the Belsen concentration camp in  the spring of 1945

The importance of D-Day

Without the offensive in Normandy, Hitler would have been able to better resist the Red Army

Colbert, 50-52 Sloane Square, London SW1

Chris Corbin and Jeremy King are on a roll. In the past 10 months, they've opened three major restaurants in central London. The Delaunay flung its doors wide in the Aldwych in early December; its black marble pillars, station clock and calorific cake trolley shouted Vienna in its heyday.

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Gehry's plan for memorial to Eisenhower upsets family

Like any great military and political leader, Dwight Eisenhower had every right to expect that his likeness would one day be immortalised in bronze or marble and installed prominently in his nation's capital. But that was before Frank Gehry came along.

The Big Six: Chic French rentals

This hilltop villa is surrounded by the fields of the Languedoc. It boasts a large cobbled terrace, pool and six bedrooms. Some are modern and dominated by oak beams; others feature a soothing pastel palette. Cook meals in one of two lavish kitchens, or visit Limoux to sample the local sparkling wine. Nearby, explore the fortified city of Carcassonne.