THIS image is one of the first Warrington people would have seen to mark the D-Day landings.

This week sees commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

It was a pivotal moment during the Second World War when Britain and its Allies began to invade Nazi-occupied Western Europe.

Around 160,000 troops crossed the Channel on June 6, 1944.

During the war Warrington Museum acted as a government information point and was regularly sent official photographs to feature in small exhibitions.

Historian Janice Hayes explains: “The captions were usually censored but as this was released after the event I think it no longer mattered that the enemy knew what was happening but was a way of celebrating the event in this country.”

The image shows troops coming ashore on one of the Normandy invasion beaches past the white ensign of a naval beach party on June 7, 1944.