D-Day Code Name: Overlord
Code named Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion of Nazi occupied Europe was a meticulously planned and jealously guarded secret in which the outcome was by no means certain.
The Nazi’s expected the assault and Germany’s defensive position on the headlands of Normandy, the so-called Atlantic Wall, was a formidable obstacle to success. For the plan to succeed, the Allies first had to convince the Germans that the attack would come at Pas de Calais and then secretly launch the largest invasion in the history of warfare.
The deception worked and on the morning of June 6, 1944, the Allies hurled more than 150,000 men and thousands of ships, aircraft and vehicles against heavily fortified German defenses. Despite enormous losses, the invasion proved successful and gave the Allies a tremendous victory and a long sought after foothold on the continent.
This 2 DVD set from TMG tells the complete story of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy and liberation of Paris. With newsreel footage, rare photographs, veteran’s interviews and comments from WWII historians, we take you inside D-Day, the end for Nazi Germany.
DIS ONE: 1.The Atlantic Wall 2.Operation Bodyguard 3.The Air Campaign 4.Atlantic Convoy 5.Pre-Invasion Training 6.Excersise Plus Six 7.Operation Neptune 8.Airborne Operation 9.Preperation by Fire 10.The Run to Shore 11.The American Sector 12.The British Sector 13.The Glider Landings
DISC TWO: 1.Foothold on the Continent 2.The Mulberries 3.The Hedgerows 4.V-1 Attacks 5.Operation cobra 6.Counterattack at Mortain 7.The Falaise Pocket 8.Liberation of Paris
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