A D-Day veteran and a former US airman Jullian Rice recalled the days leading to the invasion as world leaders prepare to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings.
Mr Rice, 93, joined the US Army Air Force in March 1942. In July 1943 he completed C-47 training and shipped out overseas to join the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron, at the time stationed in Sicily.
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.