Jun 082019
 

The Longest Day

1962





Plot

In 1944 Allied forces plan a huge invasion landing in Normandy, France. Despite bad weather, General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the okay and the Allies land at Normandy. General Norma Cota travels with his men onto Omaha Beach. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the beach, traveling deep into French territory. The German military, due to arrogance, ignorance and a sleeping Adolf Hitler, delay their response to the Allied landing, with crippling results.

Summary

Not as graphic as Saving Private Ryan but thankfully it also lacks the bolted on sentimental story of that film. A classic.


IMDb7.8 Trailer

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