x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

D-Day Anniversary by Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

Friday 6th June, 2014 is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings which saw 156,000 troops from the allied countries including the United Kingdom and the United States join forces to launch an audacious attack on the beaches of Normandy, these assaults are credited with the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. A series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary are planned for the week with many heads of state travelling to the famous beaches to pay their respects to those who lost their lives. Photos by Peter Macdiarmid of Getty Images series of portraits of military enthusiasts in Arromanches, France provides a look into the equipment and fatigues worn by members of the armed forces of the era.