10 Days to D Day
Follow 10 characters, including Dacre Smyth, a 21-year-old Australian Gunnery Control Officer, through the dramatic 10-day countdown to D-Day and the beginning of the end of World War II. D-Day on June 6, 1944 is the day of the most ambitious military operation in history. The aim: to liberate Europe from Nazi rule. However it is the dramatic 10 days leading up to the Allied invasion of Europe that have been described as the 10 most important days of the 20th century. And it's a too rarely recognised fact that 60 years ago more than 3,000 Australian servicemen participated in the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy in France.
With a subtle combination of dramatic content and archival documentary footage, this is a commemoration of ordinary people whose actions shaped extraordinary events.
Year of Production: 2004
Production note: © ABC TV and Carlton Productions LLC
Duration: 98 mins