Richard Todd | Actor - When World War II began, he served as an officer and paratrooper. During the war he met Major John Howard on Pegasus Bridge in Normandy. He would later appear in two films in which this scene was recreated: in D-Day the Sixth of June (1956) he played the commanding officer of the unit in which both of them served, and in The Longest Day (1962) he played Major Howard himself.
15th October 1943: Tottenham Court Road, a street in London's busiest shopping district. Near the underground station are the Dominion Theatre and the YMCA. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images)