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The Longest Day

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The Longest Day (1962, 20th Century Fox) International Cast John Wayne plays Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort, Eddie Albert is Col. Tom Newton, Richard Burton portrays Flight Officer David Campbell, Sean Connery is Pvt. Flanagan, Mel Ferrer is Maj. General Robert Haines, Henry Fonda plays Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Peter Lawford is Lord Lovat, and Paul Anka plays a U.S. Ranger. In short, there are 48 international stars in this movie by Darryl F. Zanuck -- The events of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, (6 June 1944) and the planning that went before it. There are many English sub-titles as actors/actresses speak German and/or French.

(Did ya know ? ... Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort's compound fractured ankle would have been accompanied by bleeding and no weight could have put on it. German general Max Pemsel says: "Wir haben starke RADAR-störungen" or We have strong radar interference. The word "radar" could not have been used as it is possible that it was not even known in Germany in 1944.)


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