NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL RELIVES HISTORIC BATTLE AT NORMANDY TO COMMEMORATE THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY
Two-Hour Special, D-Day Sacrifice, Premieres Wednesday, June 4, at 9 PM ET/PT
The day is June 6, 1944, and World War II has entered its fifth year of combat. Thousands of allied paratroopers storm the northern coast of France in what became the largest military invasion fleet in history, striking the unsuspecting German defenses by land, sea and air.
In an epic battle stretching across five heavily guarded beaches, the allied troops are besieged by enemy fire, bracketed by artillery and facing almost certain death. Years of meticulous planning and countless casualties have come down to this historic moment. This is D-Day … and it’s only day one.
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