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D-Day the Sixth of June (1956) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Henry Koster and produced by Charles Brackett.

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This film's opening prologue states: "1944. Half a million men awaited the signal to cross the English Channel. For many it was to be the last day of their lives. It was D-DAY THE SIXTH OF JUNE."
The naval scenes were shot at the former Long Beach Naval Shipyard at Terminal Island (between the San Pedro district of Los Angeles and the city of Long Beach) whilst the beach landing was filmed at California's Point Dume, a promontory on the Malibu Coast of the Pacific Ocean.
This movie is based on the fictional 1955 romantic war novel, 'The Sixth of June' by Lionel Shapiro. Shapiro had been a World War II Canadian war correspondent for 'The Montreal Gazette'. He actually landed with the Canadian armed forces on D-Day for the the Allied invasion of Sicily, Salerno and Juno Beach. 'The Sixth of June' novel won the Governor General's Award for English Language Fiction.
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