Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between Showtime and the Smithsonian Institution, is commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day with the documentary The Battle of Normandy: 85 Days in Hell.
The hour-long doc tells the story of the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944, ultimately liberating France from Nazi rule in the last leg of World War Two.
The film makes use of over 100 hours of previously unseen archival footage, including 20 hours from the battle itself, uncovered by WWII archival expert Dominique Forget.
The Battle of Normandy: 85 Days in Hell is directed by Guilain Depardieu and produced by Thibaut Martin and Dominique Forget for T2MP. Joy Galane and David Royle serve as executive producers for Smithsonian Channel. Beyond Distribution will handle international distribution.
The film premieres June 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Smithsonian Channel.
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