June 6th marks the 73rd Anniversary of the D-Day invasion. I used footage from two different versions of this film on D-Day airborne operations to produce the best possible composite restoration.
"DZ Normandy: The Employment of Troop Carrier Forces" was produced during World War 2 to show the strategic and tactical planning that went into the airborne component of the June 6th, 1944 D-Day invasion as well as document the actual proceedings. It was originally only shown to airborne troops as part of their training and was declassified after the end of the War. Of special interest is the detailed depiction of the development of glider troop transport and doctrine. Great footage of 82nd & 101st Division paratroopers too. If you think you've seen all the surviving footage about Normandy operations, this film will be an eye opener. The film is narrated by Academy Award & Golden Globe winning actor Edmond O'Brien.