R. Morris | Idaho Falls, ID USA | 05/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The BBC did a nice job with this 90-minute program about D-Day, interspersing eye-witness interviews with realistic recreations and actual footage. The story is told from the points-of-view of German, British, American and French participants, and is done fairly seamlessly. As someone who's done a bit of study about D-Day, I found much of the information to be common knowledge; however, the presentation was well-done and the historical reenactments were believable. The DVD is cinematic in its approach, with great color and attention to details, and most was obviously shot on location. If you are looking for a short overview, this one fits the bill nicely. It would be a good introduction for anyone interested in learning more about D-Day.
Also recommended: 'The Longest Day'."