D-Day In Colour [DVD]
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An in-depth look at the events and experiences of the greatest seaborne invasion in history, focusing on the personal stories of those involved. Narrated by John Hurt, it re-lives the events of those decisive, yet perilous days and reflects on the private triumphs and personal tragedies that proved crucial to the outcome of the Second World War.
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Maybe it would appeal to somebody with absolutely no understanding of D-Day & who merely wanted a nice series of pictures, but I doubt it.
A severe constraining factor must have been the paucity of colour film, especially from a British perspective. At this stage the Americans were using colour extensively but not the British. Even using black & white leaves gaps in the commentary, but by confining oneself only to using colour means that whole aspects of the battle are absent from this production. This results in no shots of the German armour desperately moving up after its eventual release by Hitler in the afternoon of the 6th June, no aerial footage of the attacks on hapless columns of German infantry & more importantly huge gaps in the story of D-Day.
What made this format especially appealing initially were the evocative interviews with combatants. None of these aspects was included in this DVD. Rather it is an attempt to string together the limited footage whilst ignoring the huge gaps in missing visuals. Even the poignant quotes by the combatants lacked their previous heart-felt pathos.
All in all this is not a worthy successor to its initial progenitor.
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excellent information of the way of life and suffering of our great servicemen and womenPublished 14 months ago by Jim Delderfield