D Day: Down to Earth - Return of the 507th [VHS]
Top Customer Reviews
The real life band of brothers telling their stories in their own words when brought together for the first time in 60 years to the small town in the South of France into which they all jumped out of perfectly good aircrafts to liberate. WHEW!
I'm 28 and loved this documentary. It is especially important and relevent for people of my generation to look back on the history, which the men in this film helped to create, in order to gather perspective on the current liberation going on in Iraq.
A wise man once told me it is very easy to sit in the back of a coffee shop and preach "war is not the answer"- but when the question centers around a Hilter storming in, hell bent on genocide- how else will he be stopped? With a Mochachino Latte.
This film captures in a vivid, beautiful way the determination, courage and deep belief in freedom and liberty that each of these soldiers carried with them into battle- and for many it was this strong belief which got them through the hardest times and delivered them back home to a grateful nation.
I am proud to say my Grandfather whose name I was given shared those common beliefs with the men in this film- and as a result was alive years later to try and share them with me. For this I am forever blessed.
Wonderfully entertaining, this film is truly a historical treasure. Check it out.
This documentary not only does a great job in bringing some much needed attention to the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment and it's accomplishments during WWII, it also makes an excellent companion to the book No Better Place To Die by Robert M. Murphy. If you want to understand the battle for the La Fiere bridge and causeway, these two resources are an excellent place to start.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic DVD in relation to the 507th during World War Two. Strongly recommended even if, I,m not American. What they did in relation to self sacrifice can never be repayed. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by christopher warren
Having purchased this DVD, I have been asked to write a review, OK, but the reader should know that I was on this trip back to Normandy along with the 507, with out question, the... Read morePublished on October 11, 2011 by RC
This is really the only WWII documentary that reminds you what these men did for us. Instead of old b/w footage of some soldiers you can't relate to, some of these men are still... Read morePublished on June 6, 2010 by Brad Byers
Legends of the 507th PIR, the men, the stories... a heritage of liberty (at an ultimate price).
We are losing these legendary men fast...
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