Normandy Revisited Documentary

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Normandy Revisited is an upcoming documentary film by the WWII Veterans History Project. Discover the stories of veterans who took part in the invasion of France on June 6, 1944, and the Battle of Normandy. The true story of this historic battle is told through firsthand accounts and experiences, artifacts from the war, and an intricate exploration of the hallowed battlefield as it sits today.

The invasion will be brought to life through firsthand accounts from veterans describing the conditions of the landing, and how they survived the battle which killed more than 5,000 Americans. Their stories of combat, heroism, and sacrifice will ensure that their memories live on forever. The film will also follow the footsteps of a WWII veteran back to where he was wounded over 75 years ago.

37087896_1551282687240780_r.jpegLearning about the conditions on Utah Beach on June 6, 1944, from WWII veteran Irving Locker. Staff Sergeant Locker was attached to the 4th Infantry Division on the 2nd wave of the D-Day invasion and fought all the way to Germany without being wounded.

Dozens of historic artifacts will be examined including photographs, medals, helmets, and uniforms to deliver a unique experience for the viewer. Artifacts provide an exciting way for children to learn about the war and gain a better understanding and appreciation for our D-Day veterans and history in general. Stories which have never been told before will come to life in the film.

The film will explore the Normandy battlefield as it is today, and how the beaches remain a sacred and respected area in France. Viewers will also take a journey to the cemeteries of Normandy where thousands of young men are buried. Stories of soldiers who never returned from France and lost their lives in the struggle for freedom and democracy will be brought to life once again.

37087896_1551282935231086_r.jpegCaptain Jonathan H. Harwood Jr. was killed in action on the first wave of D-Day, at Pointe Du Hoc. For conspicuous gallantry on D-Day, he was posthumously awarded the prestigous Silver Star Medal.

This hour-long film will preserve the stories of D-Day veterans, and educate future generations about WWII, veterans, and the importance of history and remembering the past.

37087896_1551282555806862_r.jpegBill McDonald served in the 1st Infantry Division during WWII and was on the first wave of the D-Day invasion. His powerful testimony of surviving Omaha Beach will be featured in the film.

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Any size contribution or support will help us create this documentary. All donations are tax-deductible. 

Some veterans have already been interviewed, artifacts have been acquired, and the trip to France has been planned thanks to Footsteps Researchers . Thank you to everyone who has helped and donated already; this project would not be possible without you!


Want to partner with us? Corporate sponsorships are available. Please contact us  for more information. 


How Will The Funding Be Used?

• Travel to interview D-Day and Battle of Normandy veterans across the United States. Time is of the essence, and with more than 400 WWII veterans passing each day, it is crucial that we capture their stories for the film as soon as possible.
 
• Travel to Normandy, France, in June of 2019 for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion to film to return of a WWII veteran and explore the locations where the battle was fought. The 75th will be one of the last major anniversaries with WWII veterans in attendance, making our trip and film extremely important.
 
• Post-Production editing of the veteran interviews, footage from visits with veterans and their family, priceless scenes from the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, as well as videos of the exploration of the beaches and battlefields in Normandy as they sit today.
 
• Marketing, promotional materials, and distribution of the film to schools, libraries, and more.

• Cameras, microphones, and accessories to ensure professional video quality.
 
• Acquire rights for the soundtrack of the film and historic footage, including WWII newsreels.

• Every donation is greatly appreciated and is tax-deductible. Please join us and be a part of this important project.

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For more information visit NormandyRevisited.com
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$10,000 goal

Campaign created 1 month ago
Funds raised will benefit:
Wwii Veterans History Project Inc
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Clermont, FL
EIN: 815321043
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