'I dodged the bullets faster than Usain Bolt': One of the heroes of Normandy ...

Sixteen countries have backed a proclamation promising to work together to ensure the 'unimaginable horror' of the Second World War is not repeated.

The statement, agreed to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day allied invasion of Normandy, commits the countries to working together to 'resolve international tensions peacefully'.

The text has been agreed by the 16 countries attending the Portsmouth D-Day commemorations: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, the UK and the US.

Here is the full text of the statement: 'Seventy-five years ago, our countries were about to embark on a decisive battle.

'On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed at Normandy, signalling the beginning of the end of the war in Europe. Casualty figures on all sides were immense, with hundreds of thousands of soldiers, sailors, aviators and civilians killed or wounded in the days and weeks that followed.

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