June 6th at Dawn (Le Six juin à l’aube)
Dir. Jean Grémillon. 1945, 43 mins. 35mm. In the aftermath of Operation Overlord, Grémillon returned to his native Normandy to retell the story of D-Day through the words of eyewitnesses and experts—the calm before the storm, the fury of battle, and the hard, unsung work of providing humanitarian aid in its aftermath. Preceded by Les Charmes de l’existence (1950, 22 mins, 16mm) and Les désastres de la guerre (1951, 20 mins).
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