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Veterans say final farewell to beaches of freedom

Amazing story of British veteran who absconded from his care home to join old comrades on a Normandy beach marks extraordinary occasion<p>Seventy years after he endured the horrors of D-Day, a veteran summed up how much it meant to Britain’s wartime heroes to honour their fallen comrades for what …

Hero's welcome for runaway D-Day veteran

The 89-year-old war veteran who slipped out of his care home to attend D-Day commemorations in Normandy has arrived back in the UK to a hero's welcome<p>It was the D-Day adventure that captured the imagination of the whole country.<p>Determined to honour his comrades who fell in battle 70 years ago, …

How the inventor of strobe photography gave D-Day the go-ahead

How do you convince a World War Two pilot to take an aerial photo rather than drop a bomb? You demonstrate the powerful flash they will be using by …

D-Day: A Photo Gallery by David Burnett

From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day

The basics are the same: A uniform, a helmet, boots, a rucksack, and a rifle. But that's about the only similarities between what a D-Day soldier and one in Afghanistan took into combat.<p>At a distance, the two soldiers look pretty much the same. But up close, the parallels fall away as what was new …

Military

Jim Goldstein Offers Invaluable Advice for Novice Photographers

The question, “how can I take better photographs” never goes away for the photographer who is constantly looking to improve and evolve, no matter how …

Photo highlights of the day: D-day anniversary, Normandy, France

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Tony Vaccaro Shares His Story and Images from D-Day and the Weeks that Followed

On this, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, it seemed appropriate that we cap off the day and the week with the story and images …

D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive

Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings. The Allied invasion to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during the second world war took place on 6 June 1944. Operation Overlord …