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Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort (Character)
from The Longest Day (1962)

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The Longest Day -- The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

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Benjamin Hayes "Vandy" Vandervoort (3 March, 1917 in Gasport... See more »

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  1. The Longest Day (1962) Played by John Wayne

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From The Longest Day (1962)
Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Vandervoort: I don't think I have to remind you that this war has been going on for almost 5 years. Over half of Europe has been overrun and occupied. We're comparative newcomers. England's gone through a blitz with a knife at her throat since 1940. I'm quite sure that they, too, are impatient and itching to go. Do I make myself clear?
Capt. Harding: Yes, sir. Quite clear.
Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Vandervoort: 3 million men penned up on this island all over England in staging areas like this. We're on the threshold of the most crucial day of our times. 3 million men out there, keyed up, just waiting for that big step-off. We aren't exactly alone. Notify the men, full packs and equipment 1400 hours.
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