Thursday, December 24, 2009


Garson Kanin and Carol Reed supervised this World War II documentary, which starts with the Normandy invasion by the Allies and ends with the fall of Berlin. 

The documentary takes film footage from combat cameramen and supplements it with voice over narrations from soldiers, sailors, clerks, generals, nurses etc.  The goal was to provide an overview of every aspect of the invasion.

The film is only 85 minutes long and in many ways gives the viewer a better sense of World War II then the 14 hour Ken Burns PBS documentary and without the pledge drive breaks.

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