Breakout from Normandy
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 3/13/2012
July 1944 - for six long weeks since D-Day, Allied forces have been caught in a murderous battle trying to break out of the invasion beachhead. Crammed into a 70-mile wide cauldron, nowhere more than twenty miles deep, the Allies need a breakthrough; and fast. In the East, the British and Canadian armies have suffered over 26,000 casualties. In the West, the U.S. forces lose over 10,000 troops in a mere 12 days. In a final throw of the dice, the Allied commanders come up with an audacious plan. If successful, they will split the German forces and sweep into France. In this fast-paced program, the Lost Evidence provides a never-before-seen perspective on this historic conflict. Both British and German aerial reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now been layered over a three-dimensional contour map to create a CGI model of the battle. For over 60 years, these photographs have remained lost or forgotten... until now. Featuring cutting-edge technology, archive footage, dramatic re-enactments, and extraordinary interviews with the men who were there, the Breakout from Normandy provides a unique bird's-eye view through which to witness this momentous battle.