What I am watching–Surviving D-Day

Surviving D-Day Trailer – YouTube

I watch military documentaries (and every other kind) with some regularity. Some are terrible. This one is one of the best I’ve seen. Its analysis of the factors that contributed to survival in combat is excellent. I was impressed by the commentary and the eyewitness accounts. I wish they had been able to do a more thorough examination of the role of close naval bombardment in aiding the assault on Omaha beach but that is essentially a quibble considering the theme of the documentary, survival. D-Day naval support deserves its own film.

James Pilant

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