History GCSE: D-Day - The Last Heroes

In these short films made especially for schools, historian Dan Snow examines how two years of meticulous planning shaped D-Day, the Allied assault on Nazi-occupied Europe that would eventually lead to Hitler being overthrown.

  • He recounts the events at Sword Beach and Omaha, using the memories of those who were there.

  • We hear extraordinary stories of heroism, self-sacrifice and determination from those who took part.

  • Using state of the art graphics and dramatic reconstruction, these three short films bring that day in June to life for a new generation.

These short films are suitable for teaching history at GCSE and above in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 and above in Scotland.

PLEASE NOTE: These short films contain scenes which some viewers may find upsetting. Teacher review is recommended prior to use in class.

Planning D-Day
video
The Battle for Omaha
video
Winning D-Day - The Sword Beach landings
video