Prime Minister Winston Churchill and General Sir Bernard Montgomery & his dog (named Rommel) in Normandy at Montgomery's caravan at his headquarters at Chateau Creully, 7 August 1944
General Sir Bernard Montgomery shows Winston Churchill the battle situation on a map held by the Commander of the 2nd Canadian Division, General G G Symonds, during the Prime Minister's visit to Normandy, 22 July 1944.
Winston Churchill flanked by the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke and General Sir Bernard Montgomery, commanding 21st Army Group, at Monty's mobile headquarters in Normandy, 12 June 1944.
Four 'stick' commanders of 22nd Independent Parachute Company, 6th Airborne Division, synchronising their watches in front of an Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle at about 11 pm on 5 June 1944, just prior to take off from RAF Harwell in Oxfordshire.
A soldier from 101st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment prepares for D-Day by reading his French handbook at a camp near Portsmouth, 29 May 1944.
Sherman DD tanks of 'B' Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars support men of No. 4 Army Commando advancing towards Ouistreham on D-Day, 6 June 1944.
Sherman DD tanks of 'B' Squadron, 13th/18th Royal Hussars support men of No. 4 Army Commando on the Rue de Riva- Bella in Ouistreham, 6 June 1944.
The Queen and Princess Elizabeth talk to paratroopers in front of a Halifax aircraft during a tour of airborne forces preparing for D-Day, 19 May 1944.
A pilot of No. 175 Squadron RAF scrambles to his waiting Hawker Typhoon Mk IB fighter-bomber at Le Fresne-Camilly in Normandy, 24 July 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.
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.
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.
Troops come ashore on one of the Normandy invasion beaches, past the White Ensign of a naval beach party, 7 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.