A British World War II veteran who had gone missing from his nursing home in England on Thursday night turned up in France on the beaches of Normandy, wearing his medals, for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion on Friday. Bernard Jordan, 89, took a bus to France on Thursday night so he could attend the commemorations after his nursing home was unable to get him on an accredited tour with the Royal British Legion. "Hope our veteran enjoyed Normandy #DDay70. Short notice meant the Home couldn't get him a tour so he surprised everyone by making his own way," tweeted Nev Kemp, the police chief for the city of Brighton and Hove.
Re-enactors storm Gold Beach from a Royal Marine Landing craft during the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings parade on Friday in Arromanches Les Bains, France.
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014 Updated at 12:59 PM PDT