Tuesday, June 06, 2017

D-Day in Colour Documentary | Full HQ, Narrated by John Hurt

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix


Published on Feb 5, 2014
(c) D-Day in Colour (2004), narrated by John Hurt

D-Day, 6th June 1944: the launch of Operation Overlord. The battle that began the liberation of Europe. The last moment the German Army might have rescued the fate of Adolf Hitler. The beginning of the end of the Second World War. D-Day is a date permanently etched in our nation's memory.

From the makers of 'Britain At War In Colour', this documentary takes an in-depth look at the events and experiences of the greatest sea-borne invasion in history, focusing on the personal stories of those involved including not only the men in combat but also the family and friends anxiously awaiting news of their loved ones.

Narrated by John Hurt, 'D-Day In Colour' relives the events of those decisive yet perilous days and reflects on the private triumphs and personal tragedies that proved crucial to the outcome of the Second World War. It provides an intimate first-hand account of the arduous months and crucial hours that shaped the future peace of the civilised world. The vivid colour film and personal witness material combine with original sound archive to illustrate the reality of battle, the complexity of human emotions and the sacrifices that were made in the fateful summer of 1944.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the WWII rememberances.We were quite a country back then."The Good War" as it was called,brought us all together (I've read)to defeat evil,temporarily it appears.
Who would have thought the US would turn into what it has?Compared to others like China,Russia,Australia,we have declined due to racial demographics.Other countries like France and England are in the same immigration boat.
The blacks,Mexicans,Arabs and communist liberals want to turn the world into a global ghetto.
But back then,all we had to worry about was Hitler,Mussolini and Japan.No problem.Today--big problem and it's all from within.
--GR Anonymous