A film into the heart of the Battle of Normandy
The D-Day landings in Normandy required months & years of reflection. Its vital success required an unprecedented logistical and military preparation.
This is how the Arromanches 360 cinema’s new film starts. On both sides of the channel, people were preparing for this very expected moment. Then, despite inclement weather, came the morning of June 6th, which remains in the universal memory as the first and long hoped-for step towards the liberation of Western Europe.
The Battle of Normandy thus began; the paratroopers on the night of the 5th to the 6th of June, then the landings on the five world’s best known sandy beaches, in the Manche and Calvados departments. The Normans were to experience a three-month long battle on their own soil which would not be completed on the day Paris was liberated. This would last until 12 September, with the end of the tragic bombing of Le Havre.
The images we have chosen for this film and its nine screens are exceptional. English, Canadian, German, American and French archives.
A film of pure historical intensity.
Duration : 19 minutes