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In honour of this year’s 75 anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in the US will air 24 hours of World War II films every Thursday in June.

tora 23 may 2019Never Surrender: WWII in the Movies begins on 6 June, the 75 anniversary of D-Day itself. Primetime programming will include introductions from Ben Mankiewicz joined by an expert co-host each week, shot on location at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

"For us, this is a spotlight unlike any other. Whereas our focus is typically on the movies – we’re not Turner Classic Movies by accident – in this case we have an opportunity to have these World War II pictures curated by some of the top World War II historians in the world,” said Mankiewicz. “During this process, I learned quickly that my best move was to ask a thoughtful question and then get out of the way. And when you experience Seth Paridon, a staff historian at the National World War II Museum, setting the stage for Sands of Iwo Jima by taking us through precisely what US Marines faced during the landings at Tarawa and Iwo Jima, you’ll understand what I mean. All of our experts added uncommon depth and context to these movies. I was lucky to be a part of it – and now, so are all of you."

TCM’s primetime look at ‘WWII in the Movies’ will include: The Longest Day (1962), Overlord (1975), Sands of Iwo Jima (1950), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), The Great Escape (1963), Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), To Hell and Back (1955), and The Story of GI Joe (1945).