D-Day: 100 Days to Beat the Third Reich: The Battle of the Beaches (Sky History, 6 June 2024)

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Marking the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, Sky History presents the documentary series D-Day: 100 Days to Beat the Third Reich. The first episode, titled “The Battle of the Beaches,” airs on June 6, 2024, and recounts the pivotal 100-day campaign that led to the Allies’ liberation of Normandy and their breakthrough of German defences.

The episode explores the heroic and tragic moments of this decisive period, starting with the D-Day landings and culminating in the Liberation of Paris. Through a combination of moving testimonies and spectacular colorised archival footage, the series brings to life the key moments of World War II, offering a unique perspective on both the collective and intimate experiences of those involved.

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“The Battle of the Beaches” sets the stage for the broader narrative arc of the series, which will continue to retrace the critical days following the D-Day landings and the Allied push towards victory over Nazi Germany. The series is a timely tribute to the courage and sacrifice of those who fought and a valuable historical perspective on the events that shaped the world as we know it today.

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D-Day: 100 Days to Beat the Third Reich: The Battle of the Beaches airs on Sky History on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.

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