Preparations are underway at Bayeux Cathedral for services to commemorate the anniversary of the D-day landings today.
World leaders and veterans will gather across the landing sites, with the main memorial to be held near Sword Beach later.
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.