The film draws on the story of an actual soldier named Fritz Niland and a U.S. War Department 'sole-survivor' directive designed to keep families from losing every one of their sons.
Both leaders knew the Allies must invade Normandy, but faced many obstacles before carrying out Operation Overlord.
The D-Day military invasion that helped to end World War II was one the most ambitious and consequential military campaigns in human history.
The fiasco was initially covered up to ensure the D-Day mission remained secret.
Newly declassified files have revealed how one of Britain’s greatest double agent’s marital troubles threatened his cover and could have altered the course of World War II.
What did Allied troops storming the beaches at Normandy carry in their knapsacks for sustenance?
Get the facts on the five D-Day beaches—code-named Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword—that the Allies invaded.
Find out more about the sophisticated hoax that fooled the Nazis and laid the groundwork for the Normandy invasion.