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D-Day Anniversary 2016

Today is the 72nd Anniversary of Operation Overlord - the Allied invasion of Nazi occupied France. On the night of 5th June 1944 the operation began with multiple parachute and glider drops behind Hitler's Atlantic wall all along the Normandy coastline. At 5:45 am the naval bombardment preceded waves of landing craft carrying Allied troops to the beaches codenamed: Sword (British and French) Juno (Canadian) Gold (British) Omaha (US) Utah (US) and the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc where at the top the Germans had built a large gun battery that threatened the Allied forces at Utah and Omaha beaches. In honour of those who served during World War 2 I thought it would be interesting to look back at some of my favourite movies and TV shows relating to Operation Overlord. The Longest Day The Longest Day tells the story of Operation Overlord from the perspective of the Allies and the Germans.   Based on the book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, this was the most expensive bla