D-Day Plant a virtual flag D-Day was the biggest ever wartime operation. It took the courage of hundreds of thousands of British and Allied Service people to ensure its success and freedom for future generations. D-Day 70 provides an opportunity to thank and remember each hero who took part. Using the map below you can leave a message of thanks to those brave soldiers, sailors and airmen who fought so valiantly 70 years ago, on our virtual beach. The Legion has planted flags with messages from our supporters on Asnelles Beach in Normandy as part of the commemorations and you can see the images here. This page uses iFrames but your browser does not support them.