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D-Day: As It Happens

Wed Jun 5, 9-10pm, C4

D-Day: As It Happens
By Phil Harrison |
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Episode one
Here’s a concept that could go either way: this 24-hour event will chronicle the Normandy landings in real time across TV, mobile devices and the web. The idea is to bring to life the experiences of seven people who were at the heart of the invasion via the magic of twenty-first-century technology.

Tonight’s first programme will tell the backstories of the participants, among them a paratrooper, a submariner, a nurse and a cameraman. The cringe potential is obvious – ‘Germans fell for Operation Bodyguard, ROFL!!’, perhaps – but C4 should probably be applauded for trying something slightly more adventurous than a simple documentary. Twitter lover and professional enthusiast Peter Snow presents this enterprise which will conclude this time tomorrow.

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