An auction house in Amersham has been slammed after it took the decision to auction Nazi relics on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Amersham Auction Rooms listed a number of lots inscribed with Nazi symbolism and imagery at an auction held on June 6.

The relics which was sold by the auctioneers were:

• A number of German daggers, including a Hitler Youth Leader dagger and a German SS dagger.

• A pair of Germany Legion Condor pressed and silvered tinplate plaques, which features a fild gun on a map of Spain and a Nazi emblem.

• A German Luftwaffe visor cap, with silvered braid and piping and a Nazi emblem.

• A Germany Luftwaffe Air Gunner’s Badge.

• A plated finial, complete with NSBO (Nazi workers organisation) inscription.

• A German military medal, featuring a cross, an eagle and a Nazi emblem inscribed ‘Treue fur Fuhrer, und Volk’ (loyalty to leader and people) complete with a ribbon. This medal marked 15 years of Nazi membership.

• Seven various German military embroidered fabric armbands, some bearing the swastika emblem.

• A German Luftwaffe embroidered fabric drum and kettledrum drape, which featured nazi symbolism.

The Normandy landings were one of the most pivotal operations of WW2. Approximately 156,000 allied forces invaded northern France in an operation which began the liberation of Nazi-occupied France and subsequently the remainder of Europe.

Prime Minister Theresa May, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall gathered with D-Day veterans for special services of remembrance at Bayeux Cathedral and the nearby Commonwealth War Graves cemetery in northern France.

Theresa May, completing one of her last engagements as PM, said: "Standing here, as the waves wash quietly on to the shore, it's almost impossible to grasp the raw courage that it must have taken that day to leap out from landing craft and into the surf - despite the fury of battle."

She added: "If one day can be said to have determined the fate of generations to come - in France, in Britain, in Europe and the world - that day was June 6, 1944.”

The decision to hold the auction on the anniversary of D-Day was blasted by local politicians.

Isobel Darby, Leader of Chiltern District Council, said: “It is absolutely inappropriate and regrettable they have decided to do this today.”

Gareth Williams, cabinet member for community engagement and public health, said: “It is crassly inappropriate to be selling these items on the very day the British Normandy Memorial is being unveiled.

“Our thoughts should instead be with all those who gave their lives so that we could enjoy ours in peace and freedom.’

A director from Amersham Auction Rooms was approached for a response but refused to provide a comment.