War Movie : The Longest Day 1962

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D-Day

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.
Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton | 3 more credits »
Writers: Cornelius Ryan (screenplay), Cornelius Ryan (book) | 4 more credits »
Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton

 
Storyline
In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion landing in Normandy, France. Despite bad weather, General Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the okay and the Allies land at Normandy. General Norma Cota travels with his men onto Omaha Beach. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the beach, traveling deep into French territory. The German military, due to arrogance, ignorance and a sleeping Adolf Hitler, delay their response to the Allied landing, with crippling results.
 
Credit to : Darryl F. Zanuck Productions