Veterans have gathered in a ceremony at sea to pay their respects to their comrades that died during the D-Day landings in Normandy.
More than 650 former servicemen are travelling to northern France to commemorate the military invasion that changed the course of history.
Around 200,000 visitors are expected to visit the region this week to mark the anniversary.
ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports from the service on a ferry across the English Channel:
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.