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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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For the D-Day landing, director Henry Koster used only eighty soldiers and two LCVPs (Higgins Boats aka Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel landing craft).
This is one of few American movies that present a specifically British viewpoint. Major characters are British whilst military forces shown in action are Canadian.
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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