“Rangers, Lead The Way!” (Television Series)
On the 70th anniversary of D-Day today, PBS’s D-DAY 360 presents: D-DAY 360: After two years on the drawing board, D-Day was the most meticulously planned operation in military history, a logistical effort on a scale never seen before or since. On June 6, 1944, 3,000 planes dropped 23,000 airborne troops behind German lines, and 7,000 ships delivered around 20,000 military vehicles and 130,000 allied soldiers, who stormed five heavily defended French beaches in an all-or-nothing assault on Nazi occupied Europe. Once on the shore, the troops had to negotiate two million mines buried in the sand, 46,000 fearsome beach obstacles and hundreds of miles of barbed wire, while dodging the shells and bullets fired by 40,000 German defenders. PBS’s D-DAY uses cutting-edge technology and with details never before available. With new found raw data D-DAY 360 reveals how the odds of victory, in the greatest gamble of World War II, swung on what happened over a five-hour period on a five mile stretch of French coastline. One-to-watch! Watch here. Order here. Produced by Windfall Films.