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D-Day

D-Day

The planning for the Allied invasion on June 6th 1944 took two years, cost thousands of lives and involved a deception of breathtaking audacity. D-Day examines the intricate jigsaw, presenting events through the eyes of the men and women who were there, telling their extraordinary stories. It combines true history, personal testimony and compelling drama to portray the momentous events of that day and the stories of those who took part. While the head of Allied Forces, General Eisenhower, fought to prepare over a million troops for battle, on the German side Field Marshall Erwin Rommel battled against time to prepare his defenses and had to deal with the increasingly erratic behavior of his leader, Adolf Hitler. Lesser-known heroes of the conflict are also key to D-Day. One of the first to set foot on Omaha Beach was Robert Capa, the photographer who left the champagne and glamour of London to witness the invasion first hand - armed with only a camera.

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