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From D-Day to the Liberation of Paris
A film by Isabelle Clarke, Daniel Costelle and Frederic Lumiere
Produced by CC&C Louis Vaudeville
Length: 2x45 minutes (international) et 90 minutes (France)
International distribution: Zed
First broadcast on French TV: TF1, 5th June 2014
Comprised entirely of re-mastered and colorized archive footage from WW2, much of it never before seen, “Sacrifice" recounts the story of D-Day through the testimonies of those who lived it. These important historical days are seen through the eyes of French civilians and members of the military fighting on both sides. The testimonies of famous individuals like Dwight D. Eisenhower and Erwin Rommel are intertwined with those of anonymous soldiers and citizens, such as film director Samuel Fuller and Eisenhower's chauffeur, Kay Summersby. From the preparations for D-Day all the way through to the liberation of Paris, the accounts of these men and women provide a moving and invaluable retelling of this pivotal time in history.