WORLD WAR II: HOW IT ALL BEGAN
THE BATTLE of THE ATLANTIC
THE MEN WHO WERE THERE! They tell their personal experiences.
THE U-BOATS in action in the Atlantic Ocean. (German under-sea boats; submarines.)
THE E-BOATS in action on the North Sea. (German Schnell-boats) Captured German footage…and it’s scary.
GERMANY invades The Netherlands. The Dutch Rescue Tugs ESCAPE!
NORMANDY INVASION (OPERATION OVERLORD)
The German defense forces wake up on June 6, 1944 to see the largest invasion fleet ever assembled. They run to their bunkers. It’s on!
German soldiers know the SS will shoot them if they do not fight off the invasion force. The SS men are right there with them in the bunkers.
The American soldiers cross the channel and run for cover on the deadliest landing zone of them all…OMAHA BEACH. For a while the Americans didn’t stand a chance. They either drowned immediately or were shot without mercy by expert German snipers. “Step off the landing craft and run like hell and fight for your life!” The 29th Division took 90% casualties.
C-47 is the military version of the DC-3 and each plane carried 16 troopers to Normandy.
JACK PRINCE: A C-47 pilot drops his troopers just before the Germans knocked out both of his engines. We learn how he ditched his plane in a field without injury to himself or his crew and was able to hide from the Germans for 18 days. Jack lives today in Sioux City, Iowa.
The GLIDER catastrophe. 300 men lost in glider crashes. These boys were tough beyond imagine. The Germans capture Canadian soldiers; The NORTH NOVA SCOTIA HIGHLANDERS. Their faces show their despair.
Richard Tunnicliff, B-17 bombardier, tells us what it was like on board the Flying Fortresses in battle with German fighter planes. We see what he experienced with our own eyes!
THE INCREDIBLE MULBERRY HARBORS towed from England to Normandy by the British, Dutch and American Tugmen. We see how they did it!
BATTLES at SEA. Germans capture the survivors and sink their ships.
Suspenseful action at sea was all filmed …while it happened. Where are these men? We found them in Canada, United Kingdom, Europe and United States and one of them could be seated right next to you in the theatre.
Filmed in the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea, Canada, Great Britain, France, Normandy, The Netherlands and The United States in High Definition. Archival footage from The National Archives, The Imperial War Museum, The Tugboat Museum-- Maassluis—the Netherlands, The National WWII Glider Pilots Association, the Deep Sea Rescue Tug Association, U.K., The National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors and captured German films. A must see for all Veterans.