Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

A New Look at Normandy Beach 

D-Day, the 1944 Allied invasion of occupied France, was one of the most important battles of Western history. It has been analyzed, fictionalized and re-created in a number of media, so why attempt to do so again? French filmmaker Pascal Vuong wanted to look not just at what happened on June 6, 1944, but what occurred from the earliest planning stages in '43 right through the fateful day, with an emphasis on the engineering and new technology that was needed to achieve success. Vuong's documentary, D-Day: Normandy 1944, uses impressive CGI and extensive live-action re-creations to depict key battle sequences, and features narration by Tom Brokaw. D-Day: Normandy 1944 screens daily at the St. Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater (5050 Oakland Avenue, 314-289-4400 or www.slsc.org). Admission is $8 to $9.
April 26-Dec. 19, 1 p.m., 2014

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations

Speaking of Highlights, Saint Louis Science Center-OMNIMAX

Latest in Night & Day

More by Nicole Beckert

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 15th, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation