Step onto the front lines of the battle that changed the very course of history in a documentary that utilizes both vivid recreations and actual battle footage to tell the remarkable tale of the largest covert military operation in history. By storming the beaches of Normandy, Allied troops were able to gain the foothold that would allow them to commence the liberation of Europe. Though the maneuver didn't come without major risks, the eventual success of the operation marked a major turning point in the harrowing war that held multiple nations in the grip of a maniacal tyrant. Now history buffs can follow all of the action from the Luftwaffe raid on the United Kingdom to spectacular awakening of the powerful United States war machine in the definitive retelling of history's most expansive military efforts. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
This film had interesting elements, but it will not please the D-day scholar. There is an abundance of footage that is erroneously presented as part of the D-day invasion. Military equipment (mostly air) is misidentified in a manner that any scholar of the war would recognize as incorrect. Still, for those looking for an overview of the event, the film accomplishes its goal.