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Normandy: The Great Crusade (1994)

Documentary on the World War II invasion of Normandy by the Allies on June 6, 1944 utilizing diaries, personal letters, home movies, snapshots, period music and vintage radio broadcasts and newsreels.

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Christopher Koch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Caron ... Mary-Louise Osmont (voice)
Katrin Cartlidge ... Clara Milburn (voice)
Mariel Hemingway ... Martha Gelhorn (voice)
Marco Hofschneider ... Rudolf Grabher-Meyer (voice)
Robert Sean Leonard ... Robert Sales (voice)
Joanna Pacula ... Ursula von Kardoff (voice)
Danny Ashkenasi Danny Ashkenasi ... Guenther Gurowski
Peter Basch Peter Basch ... Kurt Meyer
Rob Campbell ... Thomas Raulston
Charles Duval Charles Duval ... Alexandre Renaud
Barbara Garrick ... Karla King (voice)
Zach Grenier ... Robert Slaughter (voice)
Roger Grunwald ... Gockel / German Officer (voice)
John Benjamin Hickey ... Louis Simpson (voice)
Simon Jones ... Andrew Wilson (voice)
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Documentary on the World War II invasion of Normandy by the Allies on June 6, 1944 utilizing diaries, personal letters, home movies, snapshots, period music and vintage radio broadcasts and newsreels.

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Official Sites:

Discovery Channel

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Normandia: A partraszállás See more »

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Production Co:

Discovery Channel See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Haunting Imagery and Outstanding Narration
4 June 2015 | by jlthornb51See all my reviews

One of the most beautifully done and deeply moving documentaries about the Normandy invasion by the allies in June, 1944. Expert use of vintage footage is incorporated skillfully and carefully to illustrate what happened on that history making day. The narration by Normandy veteran Charles Durning is almost poetic and helps this to be a stunningly powerful documentary. His voice echoes his experience and empathy in a way no other narrator possibly could. As the generations pass and those who experienced this day, sacrificing so much, displaying such unbelievable courage, Durning's voice and the haunting imagery of this production will forever memorialize that terrible but glorious day.


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