John Delaney, Head of Second World War and Mid 20th Century
Thursday 6 June 2019

After years of planning and preparation, Winston Churchill wanted to see D-Day unfold with his own eyes.

Watch IWM curator John Delaney tell the story of Winston Churchill and D-Day. 

Discover more about Churchill's wartime leadership at Churchill War Rooms.

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D-Day 75

This June marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest combined naval, air and land operation in the history of warfare.

This Summer we will retell the extraordinary land, air and sea story through our Second World War collection and three historic sites, HMS Belfast, IWM Duxford and Churchill War Rooms, which experienced first-hand the events of D-Day.

Commandos of 47 (RM) Commando coming ashore on Jig Green beach, Gold area, 6 June 1944.
© IWM (B 5246)
D-Day Explored
Watch our special D-Day75 video series featuring IWM curators exploring the story of D-Day.