Today marks 68 years since the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, one of — if not the — most vital turning points during the Second World War. No other conflict has been portrayed in film and other media as often as World War II, and today, we at the Festival of Films Blog remember the sacrifice of those who gave their lives so that the world might be free of the tyranny of Nazism.
Perhaps the greatest recreation of the invasion, commonly known as D-Day, is 1962′s The Longest Day. The nearly three-hour epic boasted 42 stars, from the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Paul Anka, Henry Fonda and John Wayne were just a few of those in the ensemble cast.
What are your favourite World War II films? Does any of you have family who served in the conflict? Sound off in the comments below!