Overview

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

    Creator

  2. Isabelle Clarke

    Creator

  3. Daniel Costelle

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Jay O. Sanders

    Jay O. Sanders

    Himself - Host

    2 Episodes

  2. Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill

    Himself (archive footage)

    2 Episodes

  3. Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Himself (archive footage)

    2 Episodes

  4. Bernard Montgomery

    Himself (archive footage)

    2 Episodes

  5. Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler

    Himself (archive footage)

    2 Episodes

  6. Erwin Rommel

    Erwin Rommel

    Himself (archive footage)

    2 Episodes

  7. Kristin Scott Thomas

    Kristin Scott Thomas

    Voice of Kay Summersby

    2 Episodes

  8. Lambert Wilson

    Lambert Wilson

    Narrator

    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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D-Day Sacrifice
D-Day Sacrifice

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Status Ended

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

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