D-Day: Minute By Minute (2021): Part 01 – Invasion


Critically acclaimed two part stripped special, celebrating the bravery and heroism of 06 June 1944, during World War II.

The first 24 crucial hours of D-Day is told – minute by minute- by the last surviving men who witnessed horrors and victory unfold. Diaries and stories, told by those left behind, recount the personal experience of the men who were there.


The events of 06 June 1944, when more than 150,000 troops took part in the largest amphibious invasion in history with the aim of liberating Europe from Germany. The programme begins with veterans and the family of soldiers involved describe their experiences from midnight until 7.30am, with expert commentary from historians Max Hastings and Onyeka Nubia.

Part 02 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s):
    • Tim McInnerny
  • Director(s):
    • Graham Cooper
  • Producer(s):
    • Oliver Wright … executive producer
    • Graham Cooper … producer
    • Fran Jarvis … assistance producer
    • Lisa Clayton-Jones … archive producer
  • Writer(s):
  • Music:
  • Cinematography:
  • Editor(s):
    • Jonnie Case … offline editor
  • Production:
  • Distributor(s):
  • Release Date: 27 September 2021.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: 18.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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