D-Day as you've never seen it before: Newly-released aerial photos show chaos of Normandy landings

These amazing black and white photographs from June 6, 1944, show allied troops fighting their way ashore during the D-Day Landings.
The images were taken 1,000 feet above the French coastline 70 years ago, and show the dramatic moment thousands of soldiers descended on the Normandy coastline in the largest seaborne invasion force ever.
A small number of ships carrying troops approach the beaches at Sword, Juno, Gold and Omaha beaches, in an iconic battle which would define the Second World War.
Around 10,000 troops and civilians are thought to have died during D-Day, although the exact number has never been known.