22 incredible and rare photos showing how the D-Day operation unfolded on this day 80 years ago

Taking place 80 years ago to the day on June 6, the D-Day landings turned the tide of the war and involved more than 100,000 Allied troops – many of whom set sail from Portsmouth.

As part of our series of historic D-Day photos, we take a look back at how the operation unfolded and the people involved.

You can see our first two galleries by clicking on the links here: D-Day photos Part 1 | D-Day photos Part 2

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