Tonight they are probably all sound asleep, without a suspicion that soon all hell is going to break loose around them.

Letter from Bernard McElwaine, Cptn. North Shore Regiment, Canadian Army to his wife on the eve of D-Day

From the departure from England to the heart of France, D-Day is thoroughly documented in our archive. Click on the links below to explore our collection of stories from D-Day veterans and their descendants, and examine the artefacts preserved and passed on by those who were there.

Search the collection for records related to D-Day, France, the Royal Navy, the British Army, Canada, and the US Army