The commune of Courseulles-sur-Mer in Normandy, France was liberated early after the D-Day landings in 1944. It is believed to be the first town in the region to be freed.
On the 14th of July the same year, a Bastille Day service was held, with locals as well as Allied troops taking part.
British and American troops with locals at the ceremony at the War Memorial. X
A brother and sister lay flowers. X
A local fireman holds the French Tricolour. X
A British marine (left), who played the Last Post, stands with local children who wait to lay flowers at the service. X