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View out to sea.
A collection of aerial photographs of the D-Day landings.
Incredible never-seen-before aerial photographs of the D-Day landings revealing the sheer scale of the historic mission have come to light for the first time in 71 years.
The grainy black and white images were taken from one of just three spy planes sent up to document the mass invasion of Normandy's beaches on June 6, 1944.
The top secret shots were then taken back to Allied commanders in Britain so they could see how the mission, codenamed Overlord, was unfolding.
A set of more than 120 unseen prints taken by Victor B. Gras, a US photographer with the 13th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, have come to light after they were listed for auction.
The poignant photographs, which have never been seen outside of the military before, are thought to be of the British/Canadian beaches of Gold and Juno.
They were discovered in a file compiled by Gras as a memento of his experiences during the war.