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James Johnson relaxes in Normandy

RAF Fighter Pilot James ‘Johnny’ Johnson relaxes with pet Labrador Sally in Normandy, 1944.

In pictures: Iconic scenes from World War 2 captured in colour for the first time ever

 A new book has captured some of the most iconic moments of World War Two in colour for the first time.

The new photography collection, which has been published by the Imperial War Museum contains colourised photographs, along with a series of images that have been published for the first time.

It’s the first time that we’ve been given a glimpse of them through the eyes of people who lived through one of the most devastating conflicts in human history.

Here’s a selection of the 3,000 photos included in the book, taken between 1942 and 1945.


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