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Stars read BBC's D-Day news bulletins to mark 70th anniversary

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Jun 06, 2014 | 7:26am EDT

British actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Patrick Stewart and Toby Jones have marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day by re-recording the original news bulletin scripts from 1944. The trio took part in the special BBC coverage on Friday (06Jun14), starting at 8am (GMT) when Cumberbatch was heard reading the radio announcement about the Allied landings in Normandy, France which was broadcast at the same time exactly 70 years ago. Stewart also read out a news bulletin from 6 June, 1944, along with Jones. U.S. President Barack Obama and British monarch Queen Elizabeth II are among the dignitaries who travelled to Normandy on Friday to remember the soldiers who lost their lives in the historic World War II battle.

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