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Loading vehicles and equipment on LCT Channel Fever prior to Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, 6 June 1944. The yellow paint indicates Vesicant Detector M5 that changes color in contact with chemical warfare agents

Loading vehicles and equipment on LCT Channel Fever prior to Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, 6 June 1944. The yellow paint indicates Vesicant Detector M5 that changes color in contact with chemical warfare agents

Bill Millin was a 21-year-old private in Britain’s First Special Service Brigade when his unit landed on the strip of coast the Allies code-named Sword Beach, near  Caen, at the eastern end of the invasion front for the landings on June 6, 1944. Wading ashore in waist-high water that he said caused his kilt to float, Private Millin reached the beach, then marched up and down, unarmed, playing the tunes Lord Lovat had requested, including “Highland Laddie” and “Road to the Isles.”

Bill Millin, 88; Piper Played on D-Day

Bill Millin was a 21-year-old private in Britain’s First Special Service Brigade when his unit landed on the strip of coast the Allies code-named Sword Beach, near Caen, at the eastern end of the invasion front for the landings on June 6, 1944. Wading ashore in waist-high water that he said caused his kilt to float, Private Millin reached the beach, then marched up and down, unarmed, playing the tunes Lord Lovat had requested, including “Highland Laddie” and “Road to the Isles.”

Deze kleurenfoto's van de invasie van Normandië laten een heel nieuw beeld van D-day zien - Esquire.nl

Deze kleurenfoto's van de invasie van Normandië laten een heel nieuw beeld van D-day zien - Esquire.nl

World War II, 15th June 1944, England, Press Information during the D-Day Invasion of France, The list of accredited correspondents are checked by Junior Commander JH Begg (standing) and two WAAF and CWAC Information Room assistants (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

World War II, 15th June 1944, England, Press Information during the D-Day Invasion of France, The list of accredited correspondents are checked by Junior Commander JH Begg (standing) and two WAAF and CWAC Information Room assistants (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Castletown Road Slipway, Portland,  Dorset. Jeeps being driven into the open doors of an LCT in preparation for D-Day.

Castletown Road Slipway, Portland, Dorset. Jeeps being driven into the open doors of an LCT in preparation for D-Day.

A Cromwell tank leads a British Army column from the 4th County of London Yeomanry, 7th Armoured Division, inland from Gold Beach in Ver-sur-Mer, June 6, 1944 - Straat noemt Herbage des Prés. Wanneer je van Courseulles komt ga je richting Arromanches via de National. U komt binnen in Ver, passeer voor de Sexton, ga verder Ver uit. Net buiten zie je het paneel om naar het  museum te gaan, aan rechterkant is dit de weg die op de foto staat.

A Cromwell tank leads a British Army column from the 4th County of London Yeomanry, 7th Armoured Division, inland from Gold Beach in Ver-sur-Mer, June 6, 1944 - Straat noemt Herbage des Prés. Wanneer je van Courseulles komt ga je richting Arromanches via de National. U komt binnen in Ver, passeer voor de Sexton, ga verder Ver uit. Net buiten zie je het paneel om naar het museum te gaan, aan rechterkant is dit de weg die op de foto staat.

Normandy D Day and local villages

Normandy D Day and local villages

"Rhino" ferry RHF-12 pendant les premiers jours, 6-9 Juin 1944. Le RHF-12 était sous le commandement de Carp. J. D. Lamont, CCE, USNR et Ens. H. E. Cobb, CCE, USNR. Note: "SeaBee" insigne présent sur la lame de bulldozer et sur les "Rhino"

"Rhino" ferry RHF-12 pendant les premiers jours, 6-9 Juin 1944. Le RHF-12 était sous le commandement de Carp. J. D. Lamont, CCE, USNR et Ens. H. E. Cobb, CCE, USNR. Note: "SeaBee" insigne présent sur la lame de bulldozer et sur les "Rhino"

The incredible story of D-Day, as told through photos | Rare

A Marine is out of the service after flying a white nationalist banner at a rally

The incredible story of D-Day, as told through photos | Rare

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