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Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg in France: They take part in a memorial event

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg in France: They take part in a memorial event

They caused a stir with “Saving Private Ryan”. Now Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have traveled to France to commemorate D-Day.

Director Steven Spielberg (77) and actor Tom Hanks (67) are currently together in France. There they are taking part in the commemorations for the 80th anniversary of D-Day. The two Hollywood stars are known, among other things, for their collaboration in the Oscar-winning film “Saving Private Ryan” from 1998, which is about the events of June 6, 1944. On the day that became known as D-Day, the landing of Allied troops in Normandy began during the Second World War. Hanks and Spielberg also worked together in the miniseries “Band of Brothers” (2001), in which D-Day also played a role.

Tom Hanks has now appeared at a US ceremony at the “Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial” in Colleville-sur-Mer, where he chatted with Steven Spielberg. US President Joe Biden (81) will give a speech there. More than 25 heads of state will then come together for a large international memorial event at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj (46) and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (65) as well as representatives of European royal families will also be present.

British Royals in France since the morning hours

Prince William (41) had previously come to Courseulles-sur-Mer in France for a Canadian commemoration of the 80th anniversary of D-Day. The British heir to the throne was greeted at the Juno Beach Centre museum by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (52) and French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal (35). He is also expected to take part in the international ceremony.

William’s father, King Charles (75), and his wife Queen Camilla (76) have also travelled to France. At an event at the war memorial “British Normandy Memorial” in the municipality of Ver-sur-Mer, the monarch honoured the fallen soldiers together with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (44), Labour leader Keir Starmer (61) and French President Emmanuel Macron (46).

Source: Stern

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