The amphibious landings in Normandy are still the largest seaborne invasion ever to be staged, and marked the start of the Allied invasion of Nazi-held Western Europe.

Although a standard hamburger cost the price of ten loaves of bread, some news outlets estimated that 30,000 people passed through the doors on the first day.

Alexis St. Martin, who had been shot in the stomach, was first treated by US Army surgeon William Beaumont who became known as the ‘Father of Gastric Physiology’.