The Normandy landings, also called D-Day were one of the most famous days in Europe's history. It was when Allied forced landed in Normandy beaches in 'Operation Neptune' during World War II.
Also known as the largest seaborne invasion in history, the landings that took place on 6 June 1944 (D-Day), was when the force began the invasion of German-occupied Western Europe. This led to the restoration of the French Republic, and the final victory of the Allied forced in the war.
The famous D-Day or the Normandy landings essentially liberated mainland Europe from Nazi occupation and is considered the biggest achievement in Europe during the war.
Seventy years on, life moves on as usual in the Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword beaches. Most people are oblivious of what had happened on that fateful day.
Here is a picture collection by a Photographer from Reuters, Chris Helgren who collected archive pictures taken during the invasion back in 1944 and went back to the same places to photograph them and see how they appear today.