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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: 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: 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 section of the Boeing Aviation Hanger to see the Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning and Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8/R1. Both aircrafts are featured in D-Day: Normandy 1944.
D-Day: Normandy 1944 is also showing in 3D in the Lockheed Martin IMAX theater at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Click here for showtimes.
Travel with Smithsonian through England and France to trace the events of World War II's pivotal battle of Normandy.