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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.