Almost Seventy-three years on, we look back at the time thousands of US Rangers were loaded up and shipped out from Weymouth, destination: Pointe Du Hoc and Omaha Beach.
These amazing color pictures tell the story of the brave troops embarking their ships and move off to their destiny.
Look at the brave faces of these men who have no idea what is waiting for them. How many were still alive at the end of D-Day?
Enjoy these amazing images and remember the sacrifice they made.