June 6, 1944 - The Light of Dawn | History - D-Day - World War II Documentary

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The Light of Dawn tells the story of Operation Overlord. It traces one of the largest military operations man has ever conceived since the summer of 1941 - when Churchill and Roosevelt first broached the issue - to June 6, 1944. He deciphers the strategy of 'Hitler to make it fail. The film recounts this crucial turning point in World War II where questions of geopolitics (the difficult alliance between London, Moscow and Washington), the various military strategies and technological prowess as well as the fate of the young soldiers who attacked the wall of the Atlantic will pay a heavy price.
The landing will be told here in the style of a play with its intrigues, its dramas, the art of bluffing and the fate of the world being played out.
Entirely written with archival footage remastered and colorized, this 90-minute film written and directed by Jean-Christophe Rosé was produced for France Télévisions as part of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in June 2014. This film was produced by Kuiv Productions.
00:00 The June 6, 1944
03:07 The Tehran Conference, 1943
05:42 Atlantic Wall
28:17 Desmond O'Neill
28:46 French Francs
45:40 Omaha Beach
53:26 Sword Beach
58:04 Juno Beach
01:03:28 General Montgomery
01:09:55 Charles de Gaulle
01:24:14 Winston Churchill

  • My father landed on the Omaha beach. He never mentioned it until he was in hospice in 2001. Never. What he said about his landing that it was horrible. The sand was red from blood as far as you could see and the water too; and you had to walk on the dead bodies to get off the beach. That's all he ever said about his war experience to me. His mother, my grand mother, told me why he didn't have any toe tips when I was really young, maybe 6 or 7. She said Dad lost them in the bulge. It took 15 - 20 years to realize what she meant. War never ends for those and their families that live it. Never. I do not want to distract from this video at all; the theme reminded of a lot of things, and I thought I needed to voice something. Thank you

    JC SJC S2 ай бұрын
    • Yes same w my Dad,only said , it’s wasn’t like tV ! 🙏🙏💪💪

      Rob MollRob Moll2 күн бұрын
    • @JC S You’re good at telling your dad’s stories, pls don’t ever stop.

      I Voted -I Voted -6 күн бұрын
    • @Marc Thank you Mark for the note! Dad had a few photos of the time he spent in Holland, as we called it back then. Burned and abandon German equipment and one of a young lady that was hugging onto him. He said he really like Holland because everyone was so nice. Dad was on a gun crew of a 240mm howitzer. And while still in Holland, they were ordered to move to another location. In route a German solider appeared at doorway of a house and opened fire with a machine gun. Dad said he didn't have anything to shoot back and took cover. The section Sergeant fired his M1 carbine towards the machine gunner. Dad said it was about 100 yards away, and dropped the machine gunner in 2 rounds. Dad talked about this encounter enthusiastically 2 or 3 times because the the carbine was not meant for 100 yard engagements, 50 yards at most. He really admired the M1 carbine and so did many of contemporaries. As a side note, Dad was drafted right out of high school from rural South Carolina. Of the 19 males graduating with him from high school, 16 were assigned to the same Artillery battalion. The point being, I was able to verify the stories he told when they came around when he was in hospice to say good bye. I miss my Dad. Thank you for reading my post, take care

      JC SJC S6 күн бұрын
    • I am living in a free country now ( The Netherlands) thanks to your father. My deepest respect for him and his family.

      MarcMarc7 күн бұрын
    • ​@Gma Shello ⁹

      Bernhard GroßBernhard Groß7 күн бұрын
  • I was in Afghanistan during its worst year of war, 2009 - 2010, and what we went through was a mere scratch on the surface of what these boys went through. I once met a WW2 vet at the LA Zoo who landed at Omaha Beach, and he said, "Hell, i'd take Europe fighting any day over Afghanistan." It really was mind-blowing just how humble they were. Greatest Generation indeed.

    GeorgeGeorgeКүн бұрын
  • I am a retired U.S. Marine 2012-2018. I will never forget when I met a Navy Sailor who served in the Pacific during WWII. He described to me the horrors of Kamikaze attacks and looked me dead in the eyes, practically in tears, and said "The Marine fighter pilots saved me and my crew from certain death. From the bottom of my heart, thank you" and shook my hand. I got chills down my spine. This was the greatest generation.

    Clay PClay PАй бұрын
    • 2006-2010 0351 Marine here...that's an excellent experience. The things the men and women went through back then are horrific.

      Darren HillDarren HillАй бұрын
    • Semper Fi

      LonelyFinnLonelyFinnАй бұрын
  • This is truly a one of a kind documentary, with stellar footage, recoloring, narration, and foley no less. Unbiased narration as well. It’s one of a kind because it actually hits at many points that often aren’t discussed about D-Day and pre-d-day invasion- the logistics. The sheer amount of allied cooperation to see these plans agreed, acted on, and fulfilled is nothing short of an industrial-mechanized miracle. One can only imagine what these characters, Churchill, Roosevelt, or perhaps even more so intimately- all the major allied generals must have been thinking prior to this massive land invasion. But this footage gives us a glimpse into this and it’s often not discussed. It’s a huge shame that this is censored. If anyone can find the uncensored version, I’d implore them to share it.

    TheBanjoShowTheBanjoShow2 ай бұрын
    • ​@TheBanjoShow Thanks Banjo to tell the truth about war. People now days don't want to see the deads......we live in a clean immortal society? People don't want to see the horror but it was like that and it is still like that in our world. Can't hide behind confortable lives and the fears. War is not clean without deads, so blurring movies is not what the war was. Some kind of manipulation of what happened really. Truth sometimes is difficult and painfull to see but we have to handle it to avoid the coming back of the war soon or later. Thoughts to all who died for our freedom.

      Paillart52Paillart5211 күн бұрын
    • @TheBanjoShow I couldn't agree more. My father showed me uncensored pictures from the war. believe me, I remember and I will never condone war.

      Eva StapaardEva Stapaard16 күн бұрын
    • I agree on all points Banjo Show.

      Gma ShelloGma ShelloАй бұрын
    • @Joseph Weaver I don’t write it from a point of view that would necessary LIKE to see death and corpses, rather i stand from the point of view that censoring such things defuses some of the real horror and tragedy of war that we would otherwise come to realize by actually seeing the consequences of it. I don’t want it simply out of vanity, I truly believe this deducts from the full realization of war, and that is that the cornerstone of it lies in the taking of otherwise normal everyday lives. They too were humans, it’s horrific, but we need to know what happened, and what it looked like, as to do our very best efforts to avoid ever submitting to it again. Photography and videography is one of the best inventions man has ever devised, as it immortalizes the past into something beyond simply myth, or legend. It becomes something tenable, visual, real, and it has the ability to express that ethos in a chronological format. We have to take advantage of it and use it to its utmost degree.

      TheBanjoShowTheBanjoShowАй бұрын
    • What one are you talking about?

      Stephen GreenStephen GreenАй бұрын
  • This is the type of narration and visual that just captivates anyone who enjoys history and wants the deeper story that they didn’t get to learn in school. Well done 💯

    X_MRASIAN247_XX_MRASIAN247_X2 ай бұрын
    • Then sign up to go to ukraine.

      Dave SmithDave Smith2 ай бұрын
  • Good film. My father, who died in his bed in 2010, was a 19 year old landing craft commander in the Royal Marines taking French Canadians to Juno Beach in the second wave. On his return his craft hit a mine and was sunk, but as the craft was empty, and as there were numerous other vessels in the immediate vicinity, he and his crew were plucked out of the sea and survived. No one died. But pretty hair raising stuff, I must say. Much more than I ever accomplished in my life.

    idesofmarch1001idesofmarch1001 Жыл бұрын
    • It is a crime to sent unprotected soldiers in such fire.

      How2preventNextPlandemicHow2preventNextPlandemic8 күн бұрын
    • talk about how close it was that you were never born

      FroggieFroggieАй бұрын
    • nope, not on purpose anyway, just trying in a polite way to tell someone not to talk down on themselves, BTW, my name is sergeant 1st class Samuel Walton retired U.S. Army 101st ABN, 5th SFG, 25th ID your welcome.

      tacobell5150tacobell5150Ай бұрын
    • @tacobell5150 So , you are criminally insane?? Oh, you ate one too?👽💥🎸

      Gib59erGib59erАй бұрын
    • Must have been the smallest mine ever. You understand those will split a battleship in half?

      Dave SmithDave Smith2 ай бұрын
  • This is an amazing documentary. The footage is all new to me and nicely shot by the videographer/photographer. To see them dancing and smiling made me feel more connected to the soldiers and people. Great narration too!

    Alex SantiagoAlex Santiago2 ай бұрын
  • Громадное спасибо за документально -исторический фильм о неоценимом вкладе помощи Советской армии на территории Франции

    Alexsandra SkvortcovaAlexsandra Skvortcova2 ай бұрын
  • My grandfather stormed Juno Beach that day with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. Great man with a great sense of humor. Rest in peace.

    DelDel2 ай бұрын
    • @Del Oh i bet it was . luckily we have 21st century synthetics and technology to keep us cosy and warm. I love your part of the world and how they dont forget where they came from, street names and towns named after parts of Scotland. I stay in Falkirk, 21 miles from Glasgow & Edinburgh ")

      hendrie kevinhendrie kevin27 күн бұрын
    • @Ayesha Chamomile I always look for him also.

      DelDel28 күн бұрын
    • @hendrie kevin I live in Nova Scotia, AKA New Scotland. Big mistake migrating here centuries ago. Winters suck. LOL

      DelDel28 күн бұрын
    • New Scotland highlanders. what a great name.. Im in Scotland so i love stuff like this.

      hendrie kevinhendrie kevin28 күн бұрын
    • Mine as well. Kept thinking i would see him in this Documantary but didn't know really what he would have looked like back then. RIP

      Ayesha ChamomileAyesha ChamomileАй бұрын
  • The work that's gone into this is wonderful. The colourization alone really brings history to life. Thank you.

    Charles BarnettCharles Barnett2 ай бұрын
  • I don`t think I ever noticed that the ships during WW II were painted in a sort of camouflage pattern until these colorized films. This was a really well done documentary. Top notch. Great narration, filmwork, Thank you for posting.

    Gib59erGib59erАй бұрын
  • I had five deployments over a 15-year career in combat and I can't imagine what these men went through. I've seen a lot downrange but nothing compared to what these boys did at such a young age. Truly the greatest generation.

    Echo RomeoEcho Romeo4 ай бұрын
    • It is a crime to sent unprotected soldiers in such fire.

      How2preventNextPlandemicHow2preventNextPlandemic8 күн бұрын
    • @Glen that was the ww1 vets coming through the roaring 20’s

      spannaspinnaspannaspinna12 күн бұрын
    • My response was about the greatest generation

      H38 SummerH38 Summer16 күн бұрын
    • Exactly my feeling.

      H38 SummerH38 Summer16 күн бұрын
    • Wow

      FashionistaLagerfeldFashionistaLagerfeldАй бұрын
  • Those images of Eisenhower talking to the troops made me tear up.. and those paratroopers knowing they only had a 50% of survival.

    Daniela Bata BogdanovDaniela Bata Bogdanov2 ай бұрын
  • Amazing documentary. I haven't seen a lot of this footage before. My grandad was one of those ww2 veterans we all kind of forgot about. He told me some stories from Italy, Holland France and Germany that I will never forget. I keep his medals now and will pass them on to my daughter once I'm gone. Bless every ordinary soldier who fought for the freedom we enjoy today.

    MercuryCircuitMercuryCircuit2 ай бұрын
    • I see by the mention of theaters he fought in he was a British soldier? You ought to be offended by how this documentary represented the British and Canadian soldiers. Hinting they were slow and less effective than the Americans. That we bombed Caen unnecessarily and there were ONLY Germans positioned OUTSIDE of the city. Utterly disgusting thing to imply. Read the diaries amd first hand accounts of that battle and you will see the caliber of enemy forces in the area around Caen were among the toughest they faced. 21st panzer division among them with far more tanks than was expected. No mention of the 3 years of fighting WITHOUT American troops that made the British and Canadians more cautious and less willing to needlessly waste young boys and men's lives. No not a word. They chose instead to imply they were slower, less effective and all the while Churchill waved his hand frustratingly. I was enjoying this documentary right up until the 4th of June. From then on it was a disgusting mass of half truths and rumours and GERMAN propaganda over the words of our troops. It was Hitlers cronies who said Caen was bombed and only civilians were in it. Would you take his word as the truth? This film ought to be banned. Its that bad. Spreading insidious statements that seep into the minds of those who view it. BEWARE of documentaries like this. That's all I can say. And to thank your family for what they did in the war as I thank my grandfather and great uncles. One of which died at Dunkirk.

      Hazed 100Hazed 1002 ай бұрын
  • WOW! This is the best actual footage of WWII I've ever seen. I cant say how impressed I am with the film and story. The only criticism is blurring the dead. Not trying to be morbid, but they gave it all and those alive today need to see the stark reality of war. I liked the emphasis on the preparation, training, ingenuity, and disguise that went into D-Day, and the logistics of making it all happen. That was what the Allies had over the enemy, rather than an small collective of yes men scared of their master. I stayed up way too late to watch this, but it was well worth it. I'll be imploring many to watch this. The significance of WWII, and especially D-Day, needs to be understood by anyone alive that would side with the Allies.

    Kent SmithKent Smith2 ай бұрын
    • @PAPER ROUTE well said 🙁

      Sebastiaan LSebastiaan L5 күн бұрын
    • well said, it’s hard to put to perspective but those men out there aged 18-25 are just like us, imagine everything you worked for and the character you built is now being sent to a war. everyone wants to be alive, everyone didn’t want to die but the truth is men were already facing death before they even knew it. from running to just all of a sudden seeing black within a matter of seconds. those who weren’t dead watched the dead perish as they drowned in their own breath. that’s the reality. bodies of men mutilated beyond recognition, to still go out there after seeing that.. man these people were a whole different breed.

  • Great video, thanks. My Grandad was in the Royal Engineers attached to the Royal Wyvern Regiment. They arrived after D-Day. I still have all his memorabilia from his time there, including dog tags and the Royal Engineers handbook. He apparently made it all the way to Berlin, as I have Allied guide books given to the soldiers and maps of Berlin as it was at the time. After he de-mobbed he re-enlisted and went back over.

    Proper 90sProper 90s2 ай бұрын
  • Regarding what your documentary asked in the part about Juno Beach - "What were these young soldiers thinking..." I can answer specifically for one - Mervin Franklin Jones, one of the first Canadian D-Day paratroopers on the ground. He was thinking "Mervin, I don't think you're going to see your 22nd birthday." My grandfather did survive, and showing that sometimes the universe has a sense of irony, this D-Day participant's 22nd birthday was May 8, 1945 , Victory in Europe Day. It is very good that people are still reminded of the sacrifices so many made to fight for others who needed our help, as there are fewer and fewer of them around to tell us their stories now.

    Doctor9Doctor92 ай бұрын
  • I worked at a VA nursing home arms heard many stories of their bravery. It was still hard for them to talk about it without crying. I had several patients who went to Normandy Beach. Their stories were truly terrible. I loved each one of those guys and was honored to be their nurse. This documentary is a reminder of each one of them and what they suffered. What a great, strong and courageous generation. We owe them great thanks for everything we have

    Elvina BellElvina Bell8 ай бұрын
    • It is a crime to sent unprotected soldiers in such fire.

      How2preventNextPlandemicHow2preventNextPlandemic8 күн бұрын
    • There will never be another like them !

      Joseph WeaverJoseph Weaver2 ай бұрын
    • Same I worked with many of them both in hospital, nursing homes and home visits. They all in their 90's in the early 2000. I'm greatful to have listened to their stories. The one particular I will never forget are brothers. One in Normandy and the other one in the Pacific at the same time. The one in the Pacific never got married, so feisty and he refused all caregivers including his therapist and social worker. I'm the only person he wants to see him. As soon as I got in his house he already laid all the memorabilias he collected and the pictures he captured upon landing in the battle of Manila. My great respect to All these brave heroes in WW II. Really appreciate this movie for sharing it to us. Idk if my kid is watching this but they're all preparing for another looney of this century.

      Sus KagusipSus Kagusip2 ай бұрын
    • We owe them nothing. I cannot wait until we rewrite our history.

      Jack PlebJack Pleb2 ай бұрын
  • Love this doc ❤️ I've always been fascinated by ww2 I'm literally a nerd at this point 😂I think it's cause I'm a Jewish girl so we get taught about ww2 pretty early on, kids use to draw swastikas on my books at school so it still needs to be taught, I thank these men everyday for allowing me and my family and my people to exist I remember my grandmother telling me stories about this American soldier that saved her and I think of it and cry I just hope the world can become a kinder place someday

    YaGirlAnneliseYaGirlAnnelise2 ай бұрын
    • @Irish Kids drawing Swastikas on your books is just kids being kids not kids being antisemitic Nazi's. Its false logic, seems correlated but its not causal. Take care

      dean cdean c20 күн бұрын
    • I share your sentiments. It's ignorance to draw swastikas anywhere but on a Jewish person's books? They just don't know or care how hurtful that is. But you're right, it needs to be taught. Education with the truth is the best weapon against ignorance. It is a great doc though.

      IrishIrishАй бұрын
  • This is absolutely amazing. Just an amazing archive of the bravest people the worlds ever known. Thank you so much.

    Roman MartinezRoman Martinez2 ай бұрын
  • Great documentary Iam an old man now and my grandfather aged 17 hit those beaches with the British army he lost both legs but survived , my grandad was bitter but not towards his family

    Roy McnicholasRoy McnicholasАй бұрын
  • EXCEPTIONAL DOC! The bravery, logistics and fortitude involved in such operations are beyond belief! Btw, great to see old film in color. THANK YOU FOR UPLOAD!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR AND MANY BLESSINGS TO ALL! 🙏🏽

    Lulu FavsLulu Favs2 ай бұрын
  • Excellent production. The footage is so powerful coming from all those years ago. It brings history to life.

    ITSA MEITSA ME2 ай бұрын
  • I initially had no intention of watching this until the end. I found I could not look away. If there is a veteran of this operation watching this and reading these words, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you did and all you gave. There will never be another group of men, regardless of your nationality, to whom we owe so much. We are forever in your debt.

    Jon PattersonJon Patterson2 ай бұрын
    • Me too! Just clicked to see what this is about and stayed until the end.

      CostasCostas6 күн бұрын
    • It is a crime to sent unprotected soldiers in such fire.

      How2preventNextPlandemicHow2preventNextPlandemic8 күн бұрын
    • @Chris Lawrence I'm guessing not.

      Jeff MadaraJeff Madara17 күн бұрын
    • @The Zodiac Killeryou were a veteran of this operation?

      Chris LawrenceChris LawrenceАй бұрын
  • Great documentary! I'm from Brazil and here we send 25,000 men to fight in Italy. His group was integrated into the V American Army, and its name is Força Expedicionária Brasileira - FEB (Brazilian Expeditionary Force). In honor of memory all men fought for a better world.

    Will MontarroyosWill MontarroyosАй бұрын
  • Very grateful for the risks those camera men took to give us a glimpse of what hell our forefathers went through some of the footage is upsetting but theirs alot of parts in there where you see joy from the allies and it shows that although they had all been to he'll and back they were all brave people who did the job to the best of their abilities and I'm truly thankful for what those soldiers gave so we can live as free men and women today ❤ I solute you all .

    Robbie AllanRobbie Allan2 ай бұрын
  • Superb documentary that shows the fantastic dedication of these men who have given their lives or their youth to a cause that changed the face of the world for the better. As a French, I will always be indebted to those who helped liberate my country, then the whole Europe. Their legacy is also our duty. I hope we will be up to their memory by avoiding the calamities of another world war.

    BodaweiBodawei2 ай бұрын
  • A timeless piece of seminal work. A fitting tribute to all those that contributed to the liberation of Europe and the end to that grotesque War. We are one and all, your grateful children of Freedom. Thanks also must go to the filmmakers, for ensuring such a wonderful job was done and kept alive for us to Remember. I have only one criticism if any. There could have been a better mention of our esteemed and extremely brave friends The Poles. Who will externally hold a place of love and greatness in our hearts. We thank you All. ♥️

    TheGixernutterTheGixernutter2 ай бұрын
  • Increíble, y pensar que a más de 80 años ya existían los buenos videos todo real,,, saludos y bendiciones desde 🇲🇽

    CONANCONAN2 күн бұрын
  • Wieczna pamięć i chwała niezwykłym bohaterom.

    Misio ŻeglarzMisio Żeglarz4 ай бұрын
    • Il n'ya pas de héros dans la guerre il n'ya que des perdants plus on glorifie les guerriers plus on encourage ces horreurs à l'avenir ya pas de quoi être fier vive la paix la sagesse et le bon sens a bat les despotes

      Ca roule RaoulCa roule Raoul2 ай бұрын
  • А мы помним летчиков "Нормандия-Неман",их отвагу и благородство,а конкретно --маркиз Морис де Сейн,не бросившего своего механика и погибшего вместе с ним при посадке. Слова матери де Сейна:"... другой смерти своему сыну я не желала бы."

    Александр АнтоненкоАлександр Антоненко2 ай бұрын
  • it is a real shame that this film did not show the dead. Not out of some morbid desire to see such images but by hiding them it softens the impact. History isn't there to be ignored and the harder it hits the more we should take notice and learn. My Uncle was there in a LCT at 0530 on D Day - he never spoke of it, his brother, my Dad was delivering Canadian troops and stores sometime between 6 and 11 June as he did not use the Mulberry harbour. He did say to me once that there were still bodies to be seen.

    Derek TaylorDerek Taylor2 ай бұрын
  • As a mother of two soldiers I can’t stop crying 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 the bravery, the courage 😭😭😭😭. Definitely the greatest generation. Praying for the VICTORY and Liberation of Ukraine 🇺🇦 and its citizens 🙏🏼💝

    Inocencia NievesInocencia Nieves28 күн бұрын
  • It’s just crazy what can be accomplished by determined and dedicated people cooperating on a large scale.

    PlaceboJesusPlaceboJesus12 күн бұрын
  • Maravilhoso, muito muito espetacular trabalho. Gratidão pelas vidas que foram oferecidas pela liberdade da Europa, França principalmente. Foram tempos de homens valorosos e CORAJOSOS. Obrigado

    Por Um Rio de VerdadePor Um Rio de Verdade2 ай бұрын
  • My great great uncle fought in WWII I was to young to appreciate what he actually went through. I remember him gritting his teeth staring with a hard look on his face saying the German soldier where the toughest people he'd ever saw, looking back at it now I still remember the look of respect he had for the people he was fighting. He said said they would stay in fox holes for days in the freezing cold he said the people that didn't have family or really anything to go back home to would go crazy staying in their fox holes for that long and would run out and get shot. He said all of his friends died and he just stopped making friends because it was to hard to deal with their death. He kept a little bible in his pocket and read a verse everytime he had to run and get ammo drops not knowing if he's going to get shot or step on a land mine. He stormed the beaches of Normandy and was shot in the hip in the European theater. He came home and bought 100 acre's of land that my family still owns. He died at age 87 he had a good life after the war I am proud to have known him.

    The ManThe Man7 ай бұрын
    • Much Love, Gratitude & Respect to your Great Uncle & Your Family❣️

      •kachá:•kachá:3 ай бұрын
    • Слава твоему Деду!!!

      Пастух БондарьПастух Бондарь6 ай бұрын
  • The most important thing for D-day was sadly not the brave men who fought but the engineering work that went into establishing docks for ships to unload men and supply. With out those temporary docks it would have been impossible for the allies to last long enough to capture port cities

    PeterPeter2 ай бұрын
    • I've been to Arromanche (Gold Beach) and seen the remains of "Mulberry B" that are still there. Hats off to the Royal Engineers who built those temporary ports.

      vector8633vector8633Ай бұрын
  • Quel fabuleux documentaire, merci de nous permettre de se remémoré ce passage de notre histoire.

    Sephir_lucreciaSephir_lucrecia2 ай бұрын
  • Magnifique! De quoi fondre en larme tellement cette histoire est profonde et touchante!

    Mo Gutsy Chaîne SecondaireMo Gutsy Chaîne Secondaire2 ай бұрын
  • can you imagine being part of that in any way, to see it? to feel it? the greatest armada of men and material ever assembled....to fight for the world and for the world's freedom. truly an epic lengendary tale.

    Aaron RayneAaron Rayne2 ай бұрын
  • A toi qui te retourne et à tous les héros qui ce sont battus pour la liberté. Pour toujours, du fond du cœur MERCI pour votre courage et votre sacrifice. Je suis Français et je vis dans un pays libre grâce vous et pour ça vous avez ma reconnaissance éternel Reposez en paix Merci pour cet incroyable reportage To you who turns around and to all the heroes who fought for freedom. Forever, from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU for your courage and sacrifice. I am French and I live in a free country thanks to you and for that you have my eternal gratitude Rest in peace Thank you for this amazing documentary

    Jon MJon MАй бұрын
    • Thank you for google translation. Your words are powerful

      Tee 1upTee 1upАй бұрын
  • My Dad was a sergeant in charge of his platoon of 11 guys, 2x Universal Carriers and 2x 3 inch Mortars and attached to the 3rd Canadian Division during the D-Day landings on Juno Beach (Nan White). He fought all through Europe into Berlin including on the ill-fated Operation Market Garden. Dad eventually discharged from the army in the 1950s at the rank of Company Quarter Master Sergeant (CQMS). Rest in peace Dad.

    Bipolar BearBipolar Bear8 ай бұрын
    • @Niever I found it. Robert Schmidt.

      Thumtl NguyenThumtl Nguyen2 ай бұрын
    • @Thumtl Nguyen wouldn't be surprised. I forget the guy's name and position but he was high up in Ford and with the Nazi party.

      NieverNiever2 ай бұрын
    • @Bipolar Bear way to pointlessly bring up Putin. Also how is WWII just Europe? Germany invading other countries was too close to home now. Meanwhile Japan was and had been conquering the east. Attacking British, french and American. Yet it took pearl harbor to finally declare war.

      NieverNiever2 ай бұрын
    • @Thumtl Nguyen Yes I am sure. Facts are stubborn things. Of the 350,000 trucks used by the motorized German army as of 1942, about a third were produced by Ford. After the US entered the war, the German Ford, which by that time had received the Aryan name Ford Werke, was threatened as "enemy property". In May 1942, the Supreme Court of Cologne finally gave the factory full control to the Germans, although Dearborn maintained its 52 percent share throughout the war.

      Кондовый ВатникКондовый Ватник2 ай бұрын
  • uno dei filmati più belli che ho visto sullo sbarco in Normandia grazie a chi lo ha postato e grazie a tutti gli eroi che hanno combattuto per la nostra libertà

    stefano didonistefano didoni2 ай бұрын
  • Excelente documentário! Parabéns !!!

  • Wonderful documentary, also showing respect for all involved. The madness of humanity and the courage of humanity.

    Peter Harries jnrPeter Harries jnr2 ай бұрын
  • Amazing footage, most of which I had never elsewhere" It showed far more complexity to the whole operation than previously seen footage would have us believe! I would support any effort to continue this depth of coverage for the entire span of the war. Great job, and well done! P.S. Blurring is not necessary, and says that you think that the truth is too much for us.

    Barry GysbersBarry Gysbers2 ай бұрын
    • I think the blurring is to help the channel avoid demonetization of the vid?

      Roland QuilenteRoland Quilente28 күн бұрын
  • I just want to say thank you to them because there are no words strong enough for what they have been through.

    itvitv2 ай бұрын
  • My uncle was 82nd Airborne on D-Day, he was also in the Battle of the Bulge. How he survived both is beyond imagination. May God bless them all.

    Ole Da HammerOle Da Hammer6 ай бұрын
    • @Jack Pleb How apt your name, given your statement.

      Lynn Hexler-HaanLynn Hexler-Haan2 ай бұрын
    • They are not blessed by God. Most were probably damned for what they did to the innocent germans.

      Jack PlebJack Pleb2 ай бұрын
    • 感谢你的叔叔

      KupapaKupapa6 ай бұрын
  • Brilliant, absolutely the best documentary on D Day I've seen 👌

    tony mcgrathtony mcgrath2 ай бұрын
  • From this American I thank all Allied soldiers for your service and especially to those who didn't make it off those beaches that day. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten!!🇺🇸🇬🇧🇨🇦🇫🇷😭

    Gerald WilsonGerald Wilson2 ай бұрын
  • Epic Documentary, no words can describe war and death.

    BoussatyBoussaty3 күн бұрын
  • As a German Born in the 90's all i have to say is thank you , Brave Heroes , that came over the Open sea to free Europe and Germany from nazism. It IS because of These Heroes that i Had the Chance to grow Up in Peace. Salute May those soldiers never be forgotten

    Hand ZimboHand Zimbo2 ай бұрын
    • Thank you to our brave soldiers , that you prevented the Russian from occupying all of Europe….

    • I dont think so

      RavoX.RavoX.2 ай бұрын
  • magnifique reportage ! merci a tous ces hommes pour leur combat pour notre liberté !

    Cyrille RHCyrille RH2 ай бұрын
  • Having seen many D-Day documentaries in my 78 years, IMO this is the one of the better I've seen. The build up in England, the training and housing of troops and storage and all that leading up was well done. The whole program was excellent. You pretty much covered in a very short time, most of the major points of the period. As this was prepared for the 70th anniversary in 2014, I understand why, but to haze out KIA casualties, both theirs and ours, misses the point as it actually shows ppl the horror of war. Perhaps the viewing might allow ppl to better understand and sympathize with the current actual war in Ukraine and what the dead look like. It puts a human image on warfare beyond the cold facts and figures of a documentary; in my humble opinion.

    RAY BAMERAY BAME11 ай бұрын
    • This was on the history channel amongst other ones. Also why the fuck bring up Ukraine? They're been and are people dying in wars still. But only European countries matter? Sounds like eighty odd years ago when no one cared about what Japan was doing, until European countries got invaded.

      NieverNiever2 ай бұрын
    • Quite right. War in all its ugliness should not be sanitised. KZhead needs to take a long hard look at its policies.

      EarthwatcherEarthwatcher2 ай бұрын
    • @Conzuelo Aguilar de Castillo Why is this comment, no matter how true it is or may be coming up on a WWII documentary?

      Jon MulackJon Mulack3 ай бұрын
    • @Railway Mechanical Engineer You're probably right but I've been seeing these things for so long that I can't tell fact from fiction. This was just the best of those "story's" IMHO. FYI I have seen that thread and subscribed but I'm talking about a shorter version which this kind of is. BTW. the Brits usually do the best job of these "doc's".

      RAY BAMERAY BAME4 ай бұрын

    Jose AntonioJose Antonio12 сағат бұрын
  • What an amazing documentary. Incredible footage.

    Paul Mcardle fitness and therapyPaul Mcardle fitness and therapy11 сағат бұрын
  • to anyone interested: the D-day reanactment in Conneut Ohio is stunning! it has 3000 actors of all populations including french partisions. real active shermans and aircraft as well as higgins boats dumping troops on the beach. the beach head looks EXACTLY like Omaha beach.

    crabtrapcrabtrap2 ай бұрын
    • Ninguna recreación actuada será tan interesante y tan acertada, cómo un documental hecho con fotos y vídeos que fueron realizados en el momento exacto de la guerra.

      Josue Fernando Torres SaucedoJosue Fernando Torres Saucedo8 күн бұрын
  • Thank you to everyone that worked on this documentary.

    Haunted00HorseHaunted00Horse2 ай бұрын
  • Huge respect to the soldiers! Salute

    Tsee TanTsee TanАй бұрын
  • What we saw on this documentary is just the tip of the iceberg. The sacrifice made and blood and sweat spilled to accomplish this was far more brutal and inexplicable. We thank all those nameless and faceless brothers who paid the ultimate price selflessly and in bravery, you have written your history in blood and the generation will remember you for a thousand years. Rest In Glory !

    Ganta EthiopiaGanta Ethiopia8 ай бұрын
    • @snake plissken weird thing is how Germans were also filming while the allies filmed all this and yet we continue to this day. Always find it odd we use the screen for entertainment and yet the 2 things new never question is the news and war clips, but they too also live through the entertainment screen, pre edited or some form of video processing and as such the image can be altered. I don’t doubt the death, but it makes you beg the question as to how and why we used to synchronize war times when this was all done due to coincidence or reaction.... some of the scenes feel too clean or manufactured I know propa9anda machines were big back then but even as they bury bodies, everyone just seems like they’re playing a role and not being human it’s weird Makes you almost feel like a few rich people needed some changes and entertainment and this was the result of this while we fumbled some lives here and there and let the public accept and cry for changes which we gladly have ready to implement. Who knows. I will say also the way they handled the German and army prisoners feels as if they were told which ones could be hurt and which couldn’t - if you ever watched the movie Catch 22 where they bomb the place because of deals with Nazi.... feels like the whole war was the same way and maybe the movie was telling us something deeper?

      Haka SonmaHaka Sonma2 ай бұрын
    • No, we will remember Hitler for the great man that he was.

      Jack PlebJack Pleb2 ай бұрын
    • @Jason Hutter Free World? Are you kidding me?

      Tr0p1c4l H34tTr0p1c4l H34t3 ай бұрын
  • This is some great footage wow thanks for this! I've watched many WW2 docs and histories and majority of this footage I've not seen yet!

    Retro JashRetro Jash2 ай бұрын
  • This is a very well done documentary. Great film footage. All colorized. And the Narrative is very solid. I would have described the objectives of the Airborne units.

    Joseph WoloszJoseph Wolosz2 ай бұрын
  • Merci pour se petit d’histoire qui a tellement changé les choses , gloire et honneur à tout nos combattants de l’époque 💪🏻💪🏻 car sans eux nous n’aurions pas la même vie .. MERCI !!!

    Yo YoYo Yo2 ай бұрын
    • oui . mais ne pas oublier le mérite principal au front de l'est qui a affaiblie et mis en fuite l'armée allemande

      dim dimdim dim2 ай бұрын
  • Beautiful piece of art God bless all these soldiers

    a1 a2a1 a2Ай бұрын
  • My father was ashore at Normandy when those storms hit, leaving him and his unit without their equipment, because the barge sank. He was volunteered to help with the red ball express until they could regroup.

    RMT StudiosRMT StudiosАй бұрын
  • This was Hands down one of the Best documentaries i have ever seen. Just amazing work. To ALL who worked on this Masterpiece i just want to say well done to the team. A lot of the clips i actually have never seen before let alone seen in color and the writing and editing really painted the picture clearly for me. If anyone of you who worked on this piece see my comment Keep up the Great Work. You all are a extremely talented group of people.

    LazeererLazeerer2 ай бұрын
  • Super documentaire meme si c'est toujours aussi triste et touchant de voir ces images, bravo a tout ces soldats qui sont venu nous sauver...

    boxyman16boxyman16Ай бұрын
  • This is really a great documentation. Many new facts for me about the planning and the organization of the D-day. Fantastic to see all this young brave men in colour, so they dont´t look much different from the people today. I‘m german and I‘m very thankful, that all this soldiers and other people did all their best to fight the worst ideology, that has ever reigns in this world.

    Christian BullendaChristian Bullenda2 ай бұрын
  • Низкий поклон этих героев из Туркмении🤟

    ткегнаоошткегнаоош2 ай бұрын
  • Merci d'avoir rendu ce documentaire visionnable en langue française. Hommage à la deuxième division blindé. Grand respects à tout ceux tombé pour libérer la France. Merci à nos alliés.

    Maël IngoldMaël Ingold2 ай бұрын
  • We need something that is able to convey how big of a deal this all was for our future generations as I fear we are forgetting WAY too fast

    uncle funkeruncle funker2 ай бұрын
  • Thanks for the upload and original film crew. Its incredibly moving to watch and listen to these accounts especially if you had close family involved - my father in law Joe was a SGT in an advanced observer unit often skirting or behind enemy lines including Operation Market Garden - incredibly brave, often isolated or cut off for periods. And my grandfather Frank on my dads side was a Merchant Navy captain, torpedoed on two separate ships / occasions and survived although with lung damage due to oil ingestion - incredible he survived at all in open sea. My own dad was too young although did his national service in the RAF, Malta working on Spitfires which remained there for some years. Everyone has a story and these documentaries help to keep them alive.

    Spartanm333Spartanm3337 ай бұрын
    • What is the music at the 20th minute

      谢 谢谢 谢5 ай бұрын
  • Quand on pense à toutes ces vies perdues ,et que l'on voit la géopolitique actuel comment ne pas pensais que nous n'avons rien appris de toutes ces horreurs

    ludovic roseludovic rose2 ай бұрын
    • @Mahel Altaïr bon commentaire

      Amelie KriegerAmelie Krieger2 ай бұрын
    • @Mahel Altaïr bon commentaire. J'aurai pas dit mieux ou avec plus de fautes

      Amelie KriegerAmelie Krieger2 ай бұрын
  • this makes me so sad, just to imagine every single on of these man, had their own life,feelings,lovers,friend,family....💔💔

    yurryurrАй бұрын
  • Thank you for sharing. I'm sharing it to my kid in the Frontline of Nato. Praying for Peace and love above All. 🙏💖🙏 My late father is a history teacher. I wish he could still be here with me to watch this. We all just read and watch the pictures in the encyclopedia books. I have also the privilege to take care of both brothers in their 90's. One served in Europe during this d-day and the other one in the Pacific in my hometown. This documentary opened my eyes to what they've been through including my own uncle who fought in the Pacific.

    Sus KagusipSus Kagusip2 ай бұрын
  • Merci pour ce document historique de qualité. Tous ces volontaires, tous ces visages m'ont beaucoup ému. Comme il est triste que l'histoire se répète sans cesse.

    daniel nivoliersdaniel nivoliers2 ай бұрын
    • très vrai. Malheureusement certains hommes n'apprendront jamais.

      AlecseAlecse2 ай бұрын
  • The last battle in this video was probably the famous Battle of the Bulge. There are numerous documentaries of this battle on line. Some of those will give you a depiction of this famous battle different from this one.

    H38 SummerH38 Summer16 күн бұрын
  • Un final conmovedor cuando se le dedican palabras de agradecimiento al soldado que mira hacia atras en la formacion. Un hombre comun que junto a otros tantos ejecutaron actos de extraordinario valor aun a costa de sus vidas

    Ricardo Ernesto Aguayo VigorenaRicardo Ernesto Aguayo Vigorena4 ай бұрын
  • Magnifique reportage qui rend hommage à toutes les victimes de cette guerre.

    Micaele ChiocciMicaele Chiocci2 ай бұрын
  • Well done teaching the history as it unfolded!

    Robert BeerbohmRobert Beerbohm2 ай бұрын
  • Indeed, it was a beautiful and useful documentary film. I see the sacrifices and torment of cold, hunger, and pain that all these soldiers ate. Indeed, they were brave, and they were also smart in their plans and tactics. I acknowledge that the German army is the strongest army in the world in terms of their intelligence and tactics. And they were fighting the whole of Europe for me alone. May all the martyrs who were martyred in World War II rest in peace on both sides, the Allies, the Axis and the civilians. Until now, these tactics are being studied and talked about by the whole world with their extraordinary intelligence. Really the Germans were smart ❤ I am from Kurdistan Greetings to you ❤

    Mehmûd TemêMehmûd Temê2 ай бұрын
  • I am an immigrant to this GREAT country, and I am extremely grateful to all the service men and women who gave their lives so that families like mine could have a better future. In 1982 at 18 years of age, I was not accepted into the service due to a torn meniscus I sustained in high school, that is my only regret in life. I did my best to give back for my good fortune and served my community as a first responder for over 25 years. I hope that the current generation in this country could have more appreciation for the sacrifice of service personnel in past and present time. God Bless!

    Pork ChopPork Chop2 ай бұрын
    • Thank you 👍

      Len GerrardLen Gerrard2 ай бұрын
    • @kyle381000 no, disrespect to the other countries. I did not grow up there and have never visited there. I am only offering my opinion from what I've seen in the U.S. However, you are correct in my omission to note that all service Personnel from allied countries that fought in WWII and current wars should be seen as honorable individuals.

      Pork ChopPork Chop2 ай бұрын
  • Back when they released Saving Private Ryan, I was on a business trip and arrived in Perryville MO early. Out of boredom I decided to catch the movie at a matinee. I’m a Marine. There were only six others in the theater that day. It was a nice theater with all the superior surround sound effects. The six others consisted of 3 elderly couples, that sat apart and didn’t appear to be together. The beginning of the movie in that superior theater was to say the least incredibly intense and impactful. It definitely took me aback. I noticed that not long after the start, each of the couples got up and left. When the last couple stood up they stopped the movie. I went out into the hall where all three of the men where visibly distraught and being consoled by their partners. I too was greatly impacted and was tearing up. A theater person approached and asked me to move from the area. It appears it was a special private showing just for these 3 men-all D-Day vets-and I was mistakenly sold a ticket. I cannot fathom what these men experienced then, but I was truly humbled to be in their presence. It all really brought this home-WAY home, how magnificent these men are.

    HKVP9TacticalHKVP9TacticalАй бұрын
  • French, always passionate about history, especially WW2, I can never thank enough all these brave guys who came to liberate my country and Europe. I have visited the beaches of Normandy many times and I have been able to visit museums and go to cemeteries. It is heartbreaking and very moving. I was born on June 18 (Gal de Gaulle's call to resist the invader), my wife was born on May 8 (End of WW2 in Europe), and my eldest son was born on June 6 (landing). I not only celebrate his birthday every year, but our Liberation. Thank you Allies!!

    Pierre-Frédérick GALLANDPierre-Frédérick GALLAND9 ай бұрын
    • ​@Complex «the French give up so easy. Even today people joke about the french surrendering so easy to anything. If the french were not cowards, a lot less people would have died.» The propaganda of making the French look like cowards comes from the US and dates back to 2003, when France refused to ally itself with the US in the Iraq war. Even the Nazis recognized the value of French soldiers : Hitler after the battle of Bir Hakeim in 1942 (proof that the French didn't surrender in 1940): «You hear, gentlemen, what Koch says. It is indeed a new proof of the thesis that I have always maintained, namely that the French are, after us, the best soldiers in all of Europe. France will always be in a position, even with its present birth rate, to put together a hundred divisions. After this war, we will absolutely have to form a coalition capable of containing militarily a country capable of accomplishing military prowess that astonishes the world as at Bir Hakeim.» Heinz Wilhelm Guderian: «In spite of enormous strategic errors on the part of the Allied commanders, the French soldiers put up an extremely tough resistance with an extraordinary spirit of sacrifice, sometimes worthy of the soldiers of Verdun in 1916.» General Von Reichnau: «French troops fought like lions.» Georg Von Küchler : «Despite our overwhelming numerical superiority, the French counter-attacked at several points. I cannot understand how these soldiers, sometimes fighting at 1 against 20, find the strength to attack...Dunkirk proves to me that the French soldier is one of the best in the world.» France signed an armistice treaty during the Second World War, as Russia did during the First World War. Armistice and surrender are two different terms. Russia, with 25 million dead, can be considered the winner of the Second World War, just as France with 1.5 million dead and 4 million wounded, is the winner of the First World War. Therefore, France's record in the Second World War is comparable to that of Russia in the First World War. Yet Russia is not the victim of the same propaganda for signing an armistice, when the Russian population was twice the size of the German population, and the French population was half the size of the German population. As the Russians, winners of the Second World War, and the French, winners of the First World War, have never called their allies or even their enemies cowards, I am curious to know what contribution your country made in the two world conflicts, allowing you to call the French cowards. Where are you from?

      NoTimeNoTime2 ай бұрын
    • @kyle381000 rosbeef !

      zglobuorfzglobuorf2 ай бұрын
    • @zglobuorf Cheese-eating surrender monkees!

      kyle381000kyle3810002 ай бұрын
  • Super vidéo et bravo pour votre travail !

    Souvenirs 1939-1945Souvenirs 1939-19452 ай бұрын
  • What a great documentary. I'm glad I found this

    Rational VikingRational Viking2 ай бұрын
  • Köszönöm ezt a részletekbe menő, mind két fél oldaláról őszintének tűnő ismertetőt! Sajnos, mi emberek annyira buták vagyunk, hogy azt hisszük, fegyverrel, gyűlölettel bármire megoldást találunk... "Kard által vész, ki kardot ragad!"

    László JankóLászló Jankó2 ай бұрын
  • Never forget that there also British troops at Omaha. The RAF 21st Beach Defence Unit and British Army 16th Signals. British troops landed at every single beach during Operation Overlord. We are honoured to have courageous men from all Allied forces as our ancestors.

    Simon LloydSimon Lloyd2 ай бұрын
    • Other countries who also participated during D-day and the storming of Normandy were America, the United Kingdom, Canadian’s, Australia, Greece, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, the Netherlands and New Zealand. Never knew of around 8 countries fighting .?

      Joan PeadenJoan Peaden2 ай бұрын
  • In this day in age one can not help but exercise gratitude and respect to all the the Allied heroes in this presentation that held the banner of Justice upon the alter of freedom. For those who came after I salute you on their behalf and thank you for making the sacrifice whom very few today would endure.

  • An EXCELLENT piece of historical film-making ... certainly very distinct from the great many that have come before it. Extremely well done. Thank you for doing this.

    Mike RobinsonMike Robinson9 ай бұрын
  • Magnifique repportage !! Bravo à tout ces hommes !!

    Les BricolosLes Bricolos2 ай бұрын
  • My 18-year-old Canadian uncle went to England under the Canadian flag to fight. My poor grandmother who had married in American and moved to Portland Oregon had tried to get him to come to America but he wanted to fight so he went to war many years before America did. His brother who was older was 4F'd by the Canadian government so he came down to the United States because he couldn't live in his own country and watch everyone else go to war. He had a heart murmur at 6 foot 2 but he was a very thin young man no one would believe he had a heart murmur. However he'd been warned he probably wouldn't live past 25-26 years of age it was a bad murmur. Then war broke out for the United States and he went to see if the United States would take him sadly they did not so he worked in the shipyard. He was badly harassed. to the last that I spoke with him at age 94 the sadness in him that he could not serve his country or his adopted country where he became an American citizen for the war because of the heart murmur that I guess he finally outgrew because he outlived everyone in his family even my mother his baby sister who was born 15 years after him. He said I was supposed to die and I'm the last one who lives. Not being able to stand up for his country and be there with the rest of his generation really affected him emotionally. My uncle who went to Britain did not see action as he put it he said they liked me to be a clerk I guess I was too small and he was small he looked more like a boy all his life and so they kept him in London as a clerk. At the end of the war he had married a London girl he brought her home to Canada and then straight to the United States to Grandma and Grandpa's his mother's. Sadly the marriage only lasted 3 years long enough for them to have a baby that passed away within a year and is buried in the family plot in Portland. When she came to the US she was in Starvation mode and probably shouldn't have gotten pregnant right away. When he met her her family had literally been going through garbage bins and eating rotten cabbage from them it was all they could do to survive because Britain was starving and the rations didn't make it if somehow you had not gotten on the list properly I think they might have been refugees from another area and didn't belong in the area they were living or got disconnected somehow from the process of your getting your ration cards. She became upset and said she'd really only married him for the food that America was too hard to live in too culturally different from England her home and she wanted to go home to her mother without him. it broke his heart but he let her go and she divorced him right away. My mom said she didn't go home empty-handed she took all of my clothes she liked them and of course in Great Britain they hadn't had anything new during that whole time of the war. So my mom got new clothes because she didn't have anything new except those new school clothes finally because the war was over but Britain was still under rations. My uncle luckily remarried about 5 years later a war Widow with four children those boys were his kids and he raised them all as his own. I don't think any of them knew they didn't have anybody else but him though he'd been over there to the rough times and seen the men come back from Battle I'm really glad that he didn't have to go to battle because he was so young and very naive. He had a very gentle soul and like to be a jovial person always laughing and telling jokes it was hard to see him fighting and shooting somebody he didn't even hunt while his sons went out and hunted rabbits. Maybe his commanding officer had seen this in him and realized he wasn't a good candidate for Infantry. But this military always needs someone to make sure paperwork gets done boots get handed out things like that. There's nothing wrong and not being on the battlefield just as long as you don't pretend you did something you didn't do and he never did.

    ValiantsFelines McCartyValiantsFelines McCarty2 ай бұрын
  • We can still honor the memory of these heroes by remembering that our freedom was bought at a price.

    john colejohn cole2 ай бұрын
  • My Dad served in the RCN during WW2.... ""Glory To The Hero's"".....Thank You for a wonderful Documentary.

    Albert MagAlbert MagАй бұрын
  • C'est quand meme fou de n'avoir aucun commentaire francais quasiment dans un documentaire en francais pour remercier tous les Americains, Canadiens, Anglais qui etaient la ce jour-la...bravo a vos ancetres les gars. A ce moment-la un de mes grand-pere resistait quelque part en Bretagne, et l'autre etait dans la marine. J''ai eu la chance de les connaitre tous les 2, grace vos "vieux" 😉

    François EricFrançois Eric5 күн бұрын
  • My father's cousin was a chief petty officer and swam in before the first wave with his construction demolition team to lay charges on the landing obstructions. They were detected as they placed the charges, he was wounded, and he sent his men back out to sea. He detonated the charges (dying) and created a cleared area. I treasure his Silver Star citation.

    Steve NewtonSteve Newton9 ай бұрын
    • Again, your cousin, doing his job heroically shouldn't ever be forgotten.

      john astijohn asti5 ай бұрын
    • @PauluzP you must spell the name correctly - Jacobson, not Jaconson.

      Steve NewtonSteve Newton6 ай бұрын
    • @Steve Newton weird when i look it up and they have them listed alphabetical theres no john jaconson. Thanks

      PauluzPPauluzP6 ай бұрын
    • @PauluzP The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Chief Boatswain's Mate John A. Jacobson, United States Naval Reserve, for gallantry in action as Chief Petty Officer of a naval combat demolition unit during the invasion of Normandy, France, 6 June 1944. Chief Jacobson was assigned the perilous mission of landing on the Omaha beach at a given moment and blowing a 50-yard gap in enemy-placed obstacles. Although the task appeared impossible due to intense German artillery and rifle fire, he attempted to place the main firing ring around the enemy obstructions. He was killed before he could complete his task, but the surviving members of his crew completed the mission. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.

      Steve NewtonSteve Newton6 ай бұрын
    • @PauluzP you did not spell it correctly. Jacobson - Duncan, Arizona. I have it here in front of me and am providing it for your reading pleasure.

      Steve NewtonSteve Newton6 ай бұрын
  • The Airborne troops putting on warpaint and with mohawk haircuts were part of a group called "The Filthy Thirteen". They were the inspiration for the ww2 movie "Dirty Dozen" with Lee Marvin. Great and important documentary that everyone should watch!

    Simon ErikssonSimon Eriksson2 ай бұрын
  • Mais qu'elle reportage, j'en ai limite les larmes aux yeux !

    MisterBimMisterBim2 ай бұрын
  • By far the best WWII documentary I have ever seen. Heroes all of them. Where can I get the unedited version?

    H HH HКүн бұрын
  • My Grandfather was a crew chief of mechanics for the P-51 Mustangs during the course of the invasion. He told me about the sky filled with airplanes which he saw from the deck. Thankfully he did not go ashore until the beach was secure. He also told me about the liberated young women of Paris who were eager to show their gratitude. I may very well have some French cousins. The alluring jeune fille at frame 1:37:12 looks like delightful company. Ooh la la!

    MrLBDudeMrLBDudeАй бұрын