The Longest Day

Dir: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki
Cast: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton
178mins   1962   US   PG   English | German | French   

A D-Day screening introduced by Depot's Chair of Trustees Robert Senior

In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a huge invasion landing in Normandy, France. Despite bad weather, General Eisenhower gives the okay and the Allies land at Normandy.

General Norma Cota travels with his men onto Omaha Beach. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the beach, traveling deep into French territory.

The German military, due to arrogance, ignorance and a sleeping Adolf Hitler, delay their response to the Allied landing, with crippling results.

'A solid and stunning war epic' - Variety

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Thu 6 June