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The True Glory (1945)

A documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from the footage shot by nearly 1400 cameramen. It opens as the assembled allied forces plan and train ... See full summary »

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A documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from the footage shot by nearly 1400 cameramen. It opens as the assembled allied forces plan and train for the D-Day invasion at bases in Great Britain and covers all the major events of the war in Europe from the Normandy landings to the fall of Berlin. Written by Phil Landon

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The story of your victory...told by the guys who won it!

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4 October 1945 (USA)  »

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According to the film's director Garson Kanin, when the movie won the 1945 Academy Award as Best Documentary Feature, the Oscar went to the uncredited producer, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. See more »

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I guess it played a lot better back in 1945...
23 January 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature--and according to IMDb, Dwight Eisenhower himself got the trophy! The film is introduced by General Eisenhower himself and Robert Harris narrates. There are also folks who talk throughout the film--giving soldiers' accounts of the events. It chronicles the landing of the Allies at Normandy, France and continues up to the fall of Berlin. According to IMDb, the US and British government had access to the work of 1400 cameramen.

Historically speaking, this is an amazing and important film. However, when seen today by the average person, it's EXTREMELY slow going--with lots of grainy images and VERY dry narration. I would not recommend you see it and instead find a newer and more polished film. Heck, I am a retired history teach and I still found this pretty uninteresting!!


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