Anniversaries: Tunes of Glory

Ramrod-stiff but with the old war rior's slow, halting gait, General of the Army Omar Bradley, 76, walked across the Normandy field, gazing somberly upon the long, orderly rows of white crosses that mark the American cemetery near Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer. From Cherbourg to Le Havre, thousands of survivors of the Allied forces returned to the Continent last week to recall their roles on Dday, a quarter of a century ago. Lord Lovat, the commando leader, and General Sir Richard Gale, the British airborne commander, were back in uniform to commemorate the day. U.S....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!