A dramatization of the 90 days leading up to Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, and how General Dwight Eisenhower, against all odds, brilliantly orchestrated the most important military maneuver in modern history.
Following the lives of ten characters through their letters and diaries in the ten days before D-Day. The mini-series contains documentary interviews with the people on which the book, and this mini-series were based.
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J. Carrol Naish
'Twas the night before D-Day. One ship, carrying Special Force Six, leaves ahead of the main invasion on a dangerous mission. On board are British Colonel Wynter and American Captain Parker, who each, in flashback, reminisce about their separate involvements with beauteous Valerie Russell. Will the coming battle (confined to the film's last fifteen minutes) determine which one comes home to her? Written by
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This movie was originally going to be filmed in England but it ended up being filmed in California, USA, on location there and at the Fox Studio back-lot. See more »
When the US soldiers are mocking a Home Guard unit drilling nearby they say things like "they haven't even got uniforms". This would appear to be the case as you can see them wearing only LDV (Local Defence Volunteers) armbands on top of their "civvies". This was the case when the force was first formed early in the war (1940) well before the US entered the war after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on December 7th 1941. But by the time the GIs arrived in Britain in 1942 all units of the Home Guard were fully equipped with uniforms, weapons etc. See more »
Atrocious wartime romance filmed in widescreen and colour and very typical of its period, (it was made in the mid-fifties). Actually it has nothing very much to do with D-Day, (and it's so awful as to be something of an insult to the men who fought and died then). Rather that's when it begins as two of the men on board one of the ships, an American, (the inexplicably popular Robert Taylor), and a Brit, (the somewhat more charismatic Richard Todd), reminiscence in flashback about the woman they both love, (the beautiful but vacuous Dana Wynter). If it were better made, (it's directed by the monumentally untalented Henry Koster), it might have been tolerable but even by the standards of fifties' romantic tosh this is a real turkey, plucked, stuffed and oven-ready.
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