The plans for D-Day extended beyond the landings of thousands of troops on the beaches of Normandy in June 1944.
The Allies had plans to send more troops, more equipment and more supplies across the Channel. These tasks required scientists and engineers to come up with novel ideas on how to meet the challenges. Much of their work was carried out or tested on the shores of Southern England.
In the report below, Derek Johnson spoke to Ted Sheer from Greatstone and Rebecca Nash, Director of the Royal Engineers Museum.