Some 156 000 troops from more than a dozen nations were involved in the “D-Day” Normandy landings on the 6th of June, 1944.
This was the beginning of a major Allied push back into western Europe, and a major turning point in the Second World War.
Crossing the English Channel on the way to begin the invasion.
British troops come ashore at Gold Beach.
US troops on Utah Beach.
Personnel of the Royal Canadian Navy land on Juno Beach.
British troops take cover after landing on Sword Beach.