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Episode 1

In the first of a two-part series, historian Dan Snow examines how two years of meticulous planning, espionage and the analysis of millions of three-dimensional aerial photographs helped the Allied forces gain a foothold in northern France.

Release date:

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 7 Feb 2017 22:00

Veterans' interviews

Veterans' interviews
By the time D-Day arrived, Commandos Fred Walker and Roy Cadman were already old hands at beach landings having taken part in the Allied invasion of Sicily.

Looking back

Looking back
Bob Sales watched his best friend Captain Dick Wright die, moments after arrival on Omaha beach. Bob was the only man from his boat to survive the landing.

Veterans' profiles

Veterans' profiles

George 'Jimmy' Green led the first wave of Americans in to Omaha beach. Known as the suicide wave due to the high rate of casualties, none of the troops from his landing craft survived.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterDan Snow
ProducerTim Dunn
Series ProducerJeremy Hall
Executive ProducerEamon Hardy

Free interactive ebook

Free interactive ebook

Featuring interviews with remaining survivors alongside radio and film archive of D-Day.