These incredible photos show D-Day preparations on the south coast and in Weymouth.

We are sharing them as a joint event and exhibitions are being planned in Weymouth to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Operation Overlord on June 6, 2024.

Residents who were in Weymouth during D-Day are being sought to help put together the special exhibition.

The Nothe Fort together with Weymouth Museum are planning on a joint event and exhibitions to commemorate this.

Hundreds of soldiers set off for the beaches of Normandy from the borough.

Along the south coast Allied forces prepared of what would become the largest seaborne invasion in history.

Many American GIs destined for Omaha beach passed through Weymouth.

Here are just five pictures that captured the build up to D-Day and the invasion.

U.S. Troops marching along Weymouth Esplanade

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British Army Sherman Tank rumbling down a street on its way to a south coast port prior to the Normandy landings

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An American convoy heading for the south coast of England during the build-up to the Normandy Landings stop off for a mess tin of tea

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D-Day landings in Normandy

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Allied forces beginning the D-Day landings

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Anyone who recalls D-Day in Weymouth (some may have been children and talked to the American soldiers) is asked to email