Fascinating rarely-seen photos show the bravery and heroism of our British D-Day soldiers

Take a look into the past with some of these interesting images of D-Day.

Wednesday, 5th June 2019, 11:58 am
Updated Thursday, 6th June 2019, 6:54 pm
6th June 1944: A British soldier, encamped in a small English village, gives the thumbs-up as he awaits his orders for D-Day. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Here are some interesting and enlightening shots from Getty Images D-Day archive.

British soldiers of the RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) during the Normandy Landings, June 1944. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British troops take positions on Sword beach during D-Day 06 June 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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June 5, 1944 of the British troops embarking at Southsea, Portsmouth in England, before a landing craft on June 6, 1944 while Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches on D-Day. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
(From left) British Prime minister Winston Churchill, Sir Miles Dempsey, British 2nd Army commandant, and British general Marshal Bernard Montgomery visit destroyed city of Caen, 23 July 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
June 1944 of British soldiers joking as they read a tourist guide about France aboard a landing craft while Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches on D-Day. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
6th June 1944 - A Normandy farmer offers a glass of Calvados to a British paratrooper from the 6th Division's Hampshire Regiment in this file photo taken 06 June 1944. The British were dropped between the villages of Ornes and Dives in the first hours of Operation Overlord. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read B/AFP/Getty Images)
14th June 1944: British army reinforcements enjoying a cup of tea before leaving for France. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
June 1944 showing British soldiers of Allied forces during the Normandy landing operation as part of the Second World War. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
British soldiers cross 08 June 1944 the village of Douet, after the town of Bayeux fell, after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches. D-Day, 06 June 1944 is still one of the world's most gut-wrenching and consequential battles, as the Allied landing in Normandy led to the liberation of France which marked the turning point in the Western theater of World War II. (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
June 1944 showing British soldiers of Allied forces during the Normandy landing operation as part of the Second World War. (Photo credit AFP/Getty Images)
American Army vehicles disguised with camoflague netting, parked along a road in the English suburbs, June 1944. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)