About the Show
A major, two-part series about one of the most dramatic military operations in history. A powerful and moving story of heroism, self-sacrifice and ingenuity, these programmes feature stories from the unsung heroes of D-Day about their role in covert submarine missions, daring reconnaissance sorties and brilliant intelligence breakthroughs. There are incredibly moving, true tales of bravery, camaraderie and sheer bloody mindedness. Historian Dan Snow takes viewers on a journey which gets under the stiff upper lip of this momentous day, bringing it to life for a new generation. With emotional tales of courage and patriotism, these films combine personal testimony, compelling story telling, state of the art CGI, dramatic reconstruction and never before seen archives. With unprecedented access to the thousands of 3D aerial reconnaissance photographs, this in-depth documentary reveals new insights into D-Day, from its meticulous planning to the dramatic day itself. Part 1 of 2.