Personnel with the Sherman tank "Bomb" of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment, which landed in France on D-Day and continued in action through to VE-Day. Zutphen, Netherlands, 8 June 1945 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
The British Commandos were formed during the Second World War in June 1940, following a request from the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, for a force that could carry out raids against German-occupied Europe. Initially drawn from within the British Army from soldiers who volunteered for special service, the Commandos' ranks would eventually be filled by members of all branches of the United Kingdom's armed forces and a number of foreign volunteers from German-occupied countries.
Rifleman R.A. Marshall, Queens Own Rifles of Canada, pointing out a hole in his helmet made by a German snipers bullet on D-Day. Bretteville-Orgueilleuse, France, 20 June 1944 by BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives, via Flickr