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June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 brings this monumental event to the world’s largest screens for the first time.
Audiences of all ages will discover from a new perspective how this landing changed the world. Exploring history, military strategy, science, technology and human values, the film will educate and appeal to all. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our liberty…a duty of memory, a duty of gratitude.
Visit the World War II Aviation gallery on the 2nd floor of the museum to see the North American P-51D Mustang and Messerschmitt Bf. 109G-6, both aircrafts featured in D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944.
D-Day: Normandy 1944 is also showing in the Airbus IMAX theater at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. Click here for showtimes.
Travel with Smithsonian through England and France to trace the events of World War II’s pivotal battle of Normandy.