It was the biggest air and naval fleet in history to take off for France to free Europe from Nazi Germany’s clutches. As World War II entered its fifth year of combat, and despite set-backs in Russia, the power of Germany remained so strong that the Anglo American Allies had to recruit 2 million men all ready to sacrifice their lives. From the Battle of Normandy to the Liberation of Paris, tens of thousands of lives were lost; D-Day Sacrifice recounts the story of the D-Day Landings on 6 June 1944 through the testimonies of those who lived it. Comprised entirely of re-mastered and colourised archive footage, much of it never before seen, the remarkable testimonies of famous individuals like Dwight D. Eisenhower and Erwin Rommel are intertwined with those of anonymous soldiers and citizens, such as film director Samuel Fuller and Eisenhower’s chauffeur, Kay Summersby.

  1. Frederic Lumiere


  2. Isabelle Clarke


  3. Daniel Costelle


Series Cast

  1. Jay O. Sanders as Host

    Jay O. Sanders


    2 Episodes

  2. Winston Churchill as Self (archive footage)

    Winston Churchill

    Self (archive footage)

    2 Episodes

  3. Dwight D. Eisenhower as Self (archive footage)

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Self (archive footage)

    2 Episodes

  4. Bernard Montgomery

    Self (archive footage)

    2 Episodes

  5. Adolf Hitler as Self (archive footage)

    Adolf Hitler

    Self (archive footage)

    2 Episodes

  6. Erwin Rommel as Self (archive footage)

    Erwin Rommel

    Self (archive footage)

    2 Episodes

  7. Lambert Wilson as Narrator (voice)

    Lambert Wilson

    Narrator (voice)

    2 Episodes

  8. Kristin Scott Thomas as Kay Summersby (voice)

    Kristin Scott Thomas

    Kay Summersby (voice)

    2 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1

2014 | 2 Episodes

Season 1 of D-Day Sacrifice premiered on June 4, 2014.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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