King George VI listens as Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery outlines his future strategy at his mobile headquarters in Holland, 13 October 1944.
Flight Lieutenant Joe McCarthy (fourth from left) and his crew of No. 617 Squadron (The Dambusters) at RAF Scampton, 22 July 1943.
Winston Churchill inspecting men of the 4th Queen's Own Hussars at Loreto aerodrome, Italy, 25 August 1944.
The Western Desert 1942: Head and shoulders portrait of a bearded member of the Long Range Desert Group wearing a woolly cap at the wheel of his jeep.
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.
South African troops of 1991 Swaziland Smoke Company wait to board landing craft at Castellammare before sailing for Anzio, January 1944. The unit was responsible for creating smokescreens over the invasion area.
Winston Churchill waves to crowds in Whitehall in London as they celebrate VE Day, 8 May 1945.
Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) women at a 3.7-inch anti-aircraft gun site at Wormwood Scrubs in London, 22 October 1941.
Churchill inspects Polish troops at St Andrews in Scotland, accompanied by his wife Clementine and General Wladyslaw Sikorski, Premier of the Polish Government-in-Exile and commander of Polish forces, 23 October 1940.
Cecil Beaton photograph of a British soldier drinking tea next to a Red Cross mobile tea wagon at Calcutta airport in 1944.
Winston Churchill with his scientific advisor Lord Cherwell (extreme left), Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal and Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound, watching a display of anti-aircraft gunnery, June 1941.
Winston Churchill gives the "V" sign in reply to cheering troops as he leaves the liner QUEEN MARY with his wife Clementine on his return from Canada, September 1943.
Allied anti-aircraft fire over Algiers during a night raid, 23 November 1942.
Winston Churchill raises his hat on the end of his walking stick to acknowledge a cheering crowd while travelling along a Bristol road during a visit to the city on 12 April 1941.
Avro Lancaster B Mk I (Special) of No. 617 Squadron, loaded with a 'Grand Slam' 22,000-lb deep-penetration bomb, running up its engines at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, 1944.
Winston Churchill shows off his famous 'siren suit' to General Dwight D Eisenhower, during a tour of Allied invasion forces in Kent, 12 May 1944.
Winston Churchill at a BBC microphone about to broadcast to the nation on the afternoon of VE Day, 8 May 1945.
A bomb-damaged house in Gosport after a German air raid on 12 August 1940.
Winston Churchill receives an honorary degree from Harvard University in Massachusetts, USA, 6 October 1943.