French President Francois Hollande has mingled with history enthusiasts wearing US World War 2 uniforms to commemorate the events that led to the D-Day invasion on the Normandy coast.
The landings, which began 70-years-ago on June 6, was the largest airborne and amphibious assault in military history.
It was there that thousands of troops came ashore from the Channel to help turn the tide of war into an eventual victory against Hitler's Germany.
British veterans were cheered and thanked as they paraded through the streets of Bayeux today.
Otley veteran, Harold Robinson had a 24th birthday with a difference, as he swapped cards for rifle rounds as part of the D-Day landings.
D-Day veteran Brian Carter from Cambridgeshire has a unique record of the Allied invasion with a compelling series of his own photographs.