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)

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.

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 soldiers of the RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) during the Normandy Landings, June 1944. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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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)
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)
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)
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(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)
(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)
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