Normandy ’44 TV Series on Amazon
I’m very excited to announce our new take on WWII documentaries.
The new three-part TV series based very heavily on the book is available now. It’s a journey around Southern England and then the invasion beaches and deep inland across much of Normandy.
Accompanying me on this trip was Mike Simpson, former US Army Ranger and Special Forces physician. He’d not been to Normandy before so it was brilliant to see and hear his perspectives, which were always pertinent and borne from his extensive front-line experience over thirty years of serving in multiple theatres with the US Army.
Moving away from the usual documentaries that use old, cheap and overused archive as wallpaper, repeat what had already happened every fifteen minutes, we wanted to create something different, and which, instead, bore right down into the nitty-gritty. With more chat, more covering of the ground on which the fighting took place, more explanation of the wider context of the war and yes, more on the operational level – that aspect of the war that was so vital, which explains how it was fought and managed by the various combatant nations, and yet which is invariably totally ignored in documentaries on the subject.
You can find out more about our thinking here. Or of course, judge for yourself by watching though Amazon below.