D-Day: The Total Story

Created to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the pivotal World War II operation, this in-depth look will surprise even the most learned historians. The June 1944 landings at Omaha and other nearby beaches proved to be the turning point of the war. Inclement weather and other planned strategies, however, almost cancelled the landings before they ever began. This gripping program combines historic footage and eyewitness accounts to tell one of the greatest war stories ever.

History Channel
1 Season, 6 Episodes
June 6, 1994
Documentary & Biography, History, Military & War
Cast: Gerald McRaney, Stephen Ambrose, John Keegan
D-Day: The Total Story

D-Day: The Total Story Full Episode Guide

Season 1 0 sources
  • Episode 6 - Dear Home: Letters from World War II

    A moving, memorable look at World War II told through the letters of its soldiers and others who were on the battlefield.

  • Episode 5 - The True Story of the Screaming Eagle...

    From the night jumps at Omaha Beach to their battles in Vietnam, the 101st Airborne are one of the most celebrated forces in the U.S. military.

  • Episode 4 - Eisenhower: Commander in Chief

    An inside look at Dwight D. Eisenhower, from his childhood days in Kansas, to becoming the supreme commander of the Allied Forces in World War II.

  • Episode 3 - Breakout

    Through actual combat footage and firsthand accounts, "Breakout" takes an unprecedented look at at the strategies and convictions that shaped D-Day.

  • Episode 2 - H-Hour

    Despite poor weather and human error, the earliest moments of the attack were the most important, as each soldier's will and courage were tested.

  • Episode 1 - D-1

    This chapter focuses on the intense, harrowing hours leading up to the monumental assault of Normandy Beach by Allied forces.

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