The Longest Day 1962 ★★★

Personally I don't find D-day films that fascinating, but this must be the definitive one, for sure. There's good things here. Worth noting in particular, is a brilliantly shot scene in which French forces occupy a small town just inland. It was filmed from helicopters, lasted a minute or two, and does everything right.

And, btw, when the Americans had Henry Fonda in charge at one beach, Robert Mitchum at another and John Wayne somewhere in between - it's no wonder they won.

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