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Using astronomical measurements a team from the University of Texas were able to work out the exact date that Monet sat down to paint the sunset above

Midday is muddy marvel for Cecil at gloomy Goodwood

Filly makes a splash but only after trainer's last-minute decision to let her run

John Lichfield: Road deaths back on political radar

Paris Notebook: I suspect that many radar traps have been switched off to increase the President's popularity rating

Historians furious as Kew archives are 'dumbed down'

As opening hours and expert jobs are cut, is public access under threat in the name of saving money?

Letters: How Digital might change Britain

Digital Britain risks losing its human face

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, By Antony Beevor

Extraordinary memoirs drawn from every side bring Normandy back to rugged, visceral life

Le Havre sails home for Rouget in Jockey Club

The emergence of Jean-Claude Rouget as one of France's leading Flat trainers was crowned yesterday when he saddled four winners at Chantilly – including Le Havre in the Prix du Jockey-Club.

The D-Day commemorations: The living and dead, comrades again

Amid the rows over the Normandy anniversary, one fact united those present: that these events must not be forgotten

Politicians and veterans take part in D-Day ceremony

Beleaguered Prime Minister Gordon Brown joined the Prince of Wales, US President Barack Obama and French leader Nicolas Sarkozy to mark the 65th D-Day anniversary today.

Antony Beevor: 'History has not emphasised enough the suffering of French civilians during the War'

Poor Doctor Stagg. How tightly the hand of history, for a short time, clasped his shoulder. In 1944, the Scot was Britain's leading civilian weather expert. Suddenly, he had been made a group captain in the RAF, so that he carried the necessary authority to dole out decisive advice on the timing of the invasion of Normandy.

'This is where all my mates are'

On the eve of the D-Day anniversary, John Lichfield joined the 500 veterans who returned to Sword Beach to remember the soldiers who didn't come back

Travel By Numbers: Normandy

As D-Day is commemorated, Ben Ross counts the ways this French region can provide inspiration for the visitor

Why truth is a casualty of war in the battle of 'Obama Beach'

The D-Day anniversary has become a battleground with politicians accused of plotting to exclude the Queen. Nonsense, says John Lichfield: this so-called scandal has been a cock-up rather than a conspiracy

Heroes of Pegasus Bridge (who also liberated a bar)

For D-Day to succeed, two bridges had to be taken. As the 65th anniversary approaches, the men who stole into France in six gliders recall the fight that morning. Jonathan Owen reports

D-Day Anniverary: 'I was shot by a dead German soldier'

As the 65th anniversary of D-Day approaches, Terri Judd hears one survivor's extraordinary memories of the Normandy Landings

Leading article: A battle won

It is welcome news that 500 British veterans have now raised enough money to enable them to travel in June to those Normandy beaches where, 65 years ago, they began to prise open the Nazi grip on the continent of Europe.

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