The Longest Day
Winner of two 1962 Oscars® (Special Effects and Cinematography)
The Longest Day is a vivid, hour-by-hour recreation of the historic landing of Allied troops on the Normandy beaches in June 1944. Featuring a stellar international cast, and told from the perspectives of both sides, it is a fascinating look at the massive preparations, mistakes, and random events that determined the outcome of one of the biggest battles in history. The D-Day troops had a mission which motivated them through TOUGH times. It is a war movie, but within the reach of children. Let it introduce discussions on goals, sacrifices, and persistance with the kids.