D-Day - The Last of the Liberators is a collection of portraits of the last British veterans of D-Day.

It records in a unique way the stories of 33 individuals and their emotional but dignified return to the locations in Normandy, in many cases the exact spot, which are tied to their most profound personal memories of the campaign; places where they saw action or were wounded, where they experienced instances of miraculous chance or where they witnessed their friends being taken away from them through the horror of battle.

The significance of these photographs cannot be overlooked. As the number of this extraordinary generation diminishes each year, soon the duty to remember their fallen comrades will be passed down to the wider population of a still grateful nation.

These photographs, taken during the 68th and 69th anniversaries of the D-Day landings, are a record of some of the final visits these brave and dignified men and women will make to the places that imprinted themselves indelibly on their lives; their stories told in the accompanying text, but etched on their faces as they are confronted by stark memories from a haunting past.


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'Robin Savage’s poignant photographs are a unique record of some of the people who fought so valiantly in Normandy. He has superbly captured the indomitable spirit of these proud men and women just in time, for we will never see their like again.'
- Max Arthur (from the foreword)

'There will be many books published this year on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. None will match this for giving a human dimension to what was in the end an extraordinary human endeavour. I challenge you to read this book without the tears starting in your eyes.'
- Paddy Ashdown

'A poignant reminder of the real human cost that was paid for liberty and is still being paid today. A story of real lives that we should treasure.'
- Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP