Free French soldiers attend a mass at sunrise during the siege of Bardia in Libya, December 1940.
Paratroops drop from Dakota aircraft over the outskirts of Arnhem during Operation 'Market Garden', 17 September 1944.
Film still from the D-Day landings showing commandos aboard a landing craft on their approach to Sword Beach, 6 June 1944.
Pilots of No. 303 (Polish) Squadron RAF with one of their Hawker Hurricanes, October 1940.
A vertical aerial photograph taken during a raid on Berlin on the night of 2/3 September 1941. The broad wavy lines are the tracks of German searchlights and anti-aircraft fire.
A portrait by Cecil Beaton of the pilot and co-pilot of a Wellington bomber of No. 149 Squadron in 1941.
Men of 7th Battalion, The Green Howards on an exercise among the sand dunes at Sandbanks, near Poole in Dorset, 31 July 1940.
A British soldier gives a V-for-Victory sign to German prisoners captured at El Alamein, 26 October 1942.
Searchlights pierce the night sky during an air-raid practice on Gibraltar, 20 November 1942.
A soldier from No. 1 Commando climbs up a steep rock face during training at Glencoe in Scotland, 19 November 1941.
Six Hurricane Mark Is of No. 73 Squadron RAF, based at Rouvres, France, flying in loose echelon formation.
A Royal Navy officer using a sextant aboard a destroyer on convoy protection duties, 1942.
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.
American pilots of No 71 'Eagle' Squadron rush to their Hawker Hurricanes at Kirton-in-Lindsey, 17 March 1941.
Squadron Leader Robert Stanford Tuck, commanding No. 257 Squadron, in the cockpit of his Hawker Hurricane at Martelsham Heath, November 1940.
Led by their piper, men of 7th Seaforth Highlanders, 15th (Scottish) Division advance during Operation 'Epsom' in Normandy, 26 June 1944.
Troops come ashore on one of the Normandy invasion beaches, past the White Ensign of a naval beach party, 7 June 1944.
Universal carriers and lorries crossing the bridge at Nijmegen in Holland during Operation 'Market Garden', 21 September 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.
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.