Guy Martin’s D-Day Landing (More 4, Saturday, 1 June 2024)

Channel 4

Guy Martin commemorates the anniversary of D-Day by exploring the story of the paratroopers who played a crucial role in the historic military operation. In this documentary, he pays tribute to the bravery of those who took part in the mission.

The film, airing on More 4 on Saturday 1 June focuses on the restoration of a World War II Douglas C-47 ‘Dakota’, the plane trusted by paratroopers during the war. Martin also investigates an intriguing concept by dropping a paratrooper’s motorcycle from an RAF Hercules transporter plane. Additionally, he undergoes rigorous training with both the Red Devils parachute display team and the modern Parachute Regiment to prepare for his own jump into the Normandy countryside.

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Through this hands-on approach, Martin explores the challenges faced by paratroopers during World War II. The documentary includes moving contributions from veterans, such as a flying nurse, a special forces pathfinder, and even a German soldier who confronted the Allied invasion on the frontline. Their firsthand accounts provide a deeper understanding of the sacrifices made and the impact of the operation.

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Guy Martin’s D-Day Landing airs on Saturday, 1 June 2024, at 9.00 pm on More 4.

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