In this composite image of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France, a view of the sea at Nan Red Beach is pictured on May 6, 2014. In the archival photo, The British 2nd Army, Royal Marine Commandos of Headquarters, 4th Special Service Brigade, are seen making their way onto Nan Red Beach at approximately 9 a.m. on June 6, 1944. Getty Images photographer Peter Macdiarmid went through approximately 700 images, looking for reference points in the archive images that would possibly still exist today.
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