British commandos of 1st Special Service Brigade, led by Lord Lovat, landing on 'Queen Red' sector of Sword Beach, at La Breche, on the morning of 6 June 1944.
Short Stirling Mk IVs of Nos. 196 and 299 Squadrons RAF lining the runway at Keevil in Wiltshire, before emplaning paratroops of the 5th Parachute Brigade Group for the invasion of Normandy, 5 June 1944.
Film still from the D-Day landings showing commandos aboard a landing craft on their approach to Sword Beach, 6 June 1944.
Troops come ashore on one of the Normandy invasion beaches, past the White Ensign of a naval beach party, 7 June 1944.
Royal Marine Commandos of headquarters, 4th Special Service Brigade, making their way onto the 'Nan Red' sector of Juno Beach at St Aubin-sur-Mer, on the morning of 6 June 1944.
Wing Commander J E 'Johnnie' Johnson, commanding No. 144 (Canadian) Wing, on the the wing of his Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX with his Labrador retriever Sally, at Bazenville, Normandy, 31 July 1944.
A North American Mustang Mk I of No. 168 Squadron banking over Pierrefitte-en-Cinglais in Normandy on a tactical reconnaissance sortie, August 1944. Allied tanks can be seen on the road below.
Commandos of 48 (RM) Commando coming ashore from landing craft at St Aubin-sur-Mer on Juno Beach, 6 June 1944.
A view of 'Pegasus Bridge' over the Caen Canal at Benouville, 12 July 1944. Two of the Horsa gliders that brought the 'coup de main' force in on the night of D-Day can be seen in the background.
Led by their piper, men of 7th Seaforth Highlanders, 15th (Scottish) Division advance during Operation 'Epsom' in Normandy, 26 June 1944.
Troops and transport of British 50th Division on the Normandy beaches, 7 June 1944.
Sherman tanks move up past a crash-landed Spitfire, for an attack on Tilly-sur-Seulles, Normandy, 17 June 1944.
Winston Churchill and senior Allied commanders looking up at aircraft activity overhead during a visit to General Montgomery's headquarters in Normandy, 12 June 1944.
Guardsmen of 3rd Irish Guards in a Loyd carrier, wrapped up against the clouds of dust, during Operation 'Goodwood', Normandy, 18 July 1944.
Men of 12 Platoon, 'B' Company, 6th Royal Scots Fusiliers prepare to advance at the start of Operation 'Epsom', Normandy, 26 June 1944.
Royal Navy personnel of an ostacle clearance unit blowing up German beach obstacles at La Riviere, Normandy, 9 June 1944.
Three French boys looking at a knocked-out German Panther tank in the Falaise pocket, Normandy, 25 August 1944.
A sergeant of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps bandages the wounded ear of 'Jasper', a mine-detecting dog at Bayeux in Normandy, 5 July 1944.
General Montgomery with Generals Patton (left) and Bradley (centre) at 21st Army Group HQ, Normandy, 7 July 1944.
Winston Churchill lights a cigar in the back of a jeep while touring the Normandy beaches with General Mongomery, 12 June 1944.
Major General George 'Pip' Roberts (right), commanding 11th Armoured Division, with Brigadier Roscoe Harvey of 29th Armoured Brigade, and a Sherman command tank, Normandy, 15 August 1944.
A Sherman tank crew of 'C' Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars rest and write letters home by the side of their vehicle, Normandy, 10 June 1944.
A lorry disembarks from a landing ship on the Normandy beaches, 7 June 1944.