SimplyMedia remembers D-Day with a series of DVDs before partnering with the IWM for three classic documentaries.
If you haven’t had your fill of D-Day yet, then cast your gaze over these four titles: British Campaigns: D-Day and Normandy, D-Day Heroes, D-Day: The Secret Battle, and The Nazi War Machine. D-Day and Normandy is the definite film history of British forces in action from D-Day to the Normandy breakout and features rare from the IWM archives, newsreel material and expert analysis from Colonel John Hughes Wilson. He also provides a battlefield tour of 21 significant D-Day locations.
D-Day Heroes tells the story of D-Day’s fiercest battles at Pegasus Bridge, the Merville battery and the beach landings, with the pick of combat footage from worldwide archives and chilling first hand accounts by D-Day vets themselves.
D-Day: The Secret Battle goes behind the scenes with the subterfuge and secret weapons that helped make D-Day a success. This includes Operation Fortitude, the PLUTO undersea pipeline and the floating Mulberry Harbours, plus the Churchill Crocodile flamethrower and Sherman mine clearing tank.
Finally, the Nazi War Machine looks at the films shown to Allied troops to familiarise themselves with the enemy. These films, some of which are in colour, provide a guide to German uniforms, insignia, weapons and field tactics. There’s also a recreation of German squad level tactics, a look at infantry weapons and German artillery.
Then, SimplyMedia has partnered with the IWM to release Royal Marines at War, British Home Front at War and The True Glory. The Royal Marines at War contains four wartime films focussing on the Royal Marines. The Home Front at War is a five DVD collection from the IWM archives showing life at home in WWII. The True Glory is a feature length, Oscar winning documentary from 1946, produced as an on screen record of the war in Europe. It was compiled from over six million feel of film from 700 frontline cameramen, of whom 32 were killed and 16 were MIA.
All the DVDs have an RRP of £9.99 but you will probably find them cheaper than that.
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