History Film / TheLongestDay

12th Dec '17 5:42:21 PM TinMan
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* AllForNothing: The Ranger assault on Pointe du Hoc ends with the Rangers finding out the guns they were tasked to find and destroy were never there and the assault was unnecessary. In real life, however, the Rangers succeeded in locating and destroying the guns further inland.
22nd Oct '17 3:52:22 PM Bissek
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich: Upon hearing "John has a long mustache" on the radio, one Frenchman immediately rushes off to join his resistance cell in cutting the local phone lines, leaving his barely touched dinner behind.

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Upon hearing "John has a long mustache" on the radio, one Frenchman immediately rushes off to join his resistance cell in cutting the local phone lines, leaving his barely touched dinner behind.behind.
** Colonel Vandervoort is nursing a cup of coffee in a mess hall when a messenger informs him that General Eisenhower just gave the go order for the invasion. The Colonel promptly throws his coffee mug away as he rushes out to assemble his men.
15th Sep '17 6:44:48 AM madorosh
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* OldSoldier: General Hans von Salmuth may not have the age, but certainly has the attitude fit for an old hand at war. When intelligence officer Meyer delivers his assessment of the code poem signifying the imminence of the invasion (even committing a faux pas in his urgency by bypassing the officer implied to be von Salmuth's own staff intelligence officer, whose duties would have involved handling and screening all intel passed on to his commander), the general calmly orders his army to be put on alert, and resumes playing cards with his fellow officers. Though even he is caught somewhat off-guard when British paratroopers are dropped (in error) into his headquarters.

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* OldSoldier: General Hans von Salmuth may not have the age, but certainly has the attitude fit for an old hand at war. When intelligence officer Meyer delivers his assessment of the code poem signifying the imminence of the invasion (even committing a faux pas in his urgency by bypassing the officer implied to be von Salmuth's own staff intelligence officer, whose duties would have involved handling and screening all intel passed on to his commander), the general calmly orders his army to be put on alert, and resumes playing cards with his fellow officers.officers, remarking "I'm too old a bunny to get excited about this." (Ich bin zu alte Hase...). Though even he is caught somewhat off-guard when British paratroopers are dropped (in error) into his headquarters.
25th Aug '17 12:16:37 PM Kooshmeister
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* StartToCorpse: The movie begins with a member of LaResistance running from the SS, who shoot him in the back.



** The only time the phrase "Sieg Heil!" appears in the movie is graffiti on a bunker wall in Ouistreham.

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** The only time the phrase "Sieg Heil!" appears in the movie is graffiti on a bunker wall in Ouistreham. And the only time any SS personnel appear is at the very beginning, when they gun down a fleeing man.
10th Jul '17 6:05:09 PM maxwellsilver
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Many men are tired and weary, many men are here to stay. Many men won't see the sunset when it ends [[TitleDrop The Longest Day]]."''

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Many men are tired and weary, many men are here to stay. Many men won't see the sunset when it ends [[TitleDrop The Longest Day]].Day."''
23rd Jun '17 9:11:28 AM Mdumas43073
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Because the film was made just 18 years after the events it depicts, many of the older actors had actually fought in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and some had even taken part in the landings. Richard Todd even played his own commanding officer from 1944.[[note]]Todd had participated in the Pegasus Bridge operation as a young soldier, and is even shown in the film interacting with "himself", although this is never mentioned in the film. Supposedly, he was offered the chance to play himself, but he picked his CO instead because he felt his own role in the landings was too small. [[/note]]

Actors appearing as part of the huge AllStarCast in this film include Creator/RichardBurton, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/RobertMitchum, and Creator/JohnWayne.

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Actors appearing as part of the huge AllStarCast include Creator/RichardBurton, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/RobertMitchum, and Creator/JohnWayne. Because the film was made just 18 years after the events it depicts, many of the older actors had actually fought in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and some had even taken part in the landings. Richard Todd even played his own commanding officer from 1944.[[note]]Todd had participated in the Pegasus Bridge operation as a young soldier, and is even shown in the film interacting with "himself", although this is never mentioned in the film. Supposedly, he was offered the chance to play himself, but he picked his CO instead because he felt his own role in the landings was too small. [[/note]]

Actors appearing as part of the huge AllStarCast in this film include Creator/RichardBurton, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/RobertMitchum, and Creator/JohnWayne.
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23rd Jun '17 9:10:26 AM Mdumas43073
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Because the film was made just 18 years after the events it depicts, many of the older actors had actually fought in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and some had even taken part in the landings -- Richard Todd even played his own commanding officer from 1944.[[note]]Todd had participated in the Pegasus Bridge operation as a young soldier, and is even shown in the film interacting with "himself", although this is never mentioned in the film. Supposedly, he was offered the chance to play himself, but he picked his CO instead because he felt his own role in the landings was too small. [[/note]]

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Because the film was made just 18 years after the events it depicts, many of the older actors had actually fought in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and some had even taken part in the landings -- landings. Richard Todd even played his own commanding officer from 1944.[[note]]Todd had participated in the Pegasus Bridge operation as a young soldier, and is even shown in the film interacting with "himself", although this is never mentioned in the film. Supposedly, he was offered the chance to play himself, but he picked his CO instead because he felt his own role in the landings was too small. [[/note]]
23rd Jun '17 8:54:31 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Longest Day'' is a 1959 book by Cornelius Ryan describing the events of D-Day as seen through the eyes of as many of the participants -- Allied, German and local inhabitants -- as he could find and interview.

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''The Longest Day'' is a 1959 book by Cornelius Ryan describing the events of D-Day as seen through the eyes of as many of the participants -- Allied, German participants--Allied, German, and local inhabitants -- as inhabitants--as he could find and interview.
23rd Jun '17 8:51:02 AM Mdumas43073
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->''Many men came here as soldiers, many men will pass this way. Many men will count the hours as they live The Longest Day.\\
Many men are tired and weary, many men are here to stay. Many men won't see the sunset when it ends [[TitleDrop The Longest Day]].''

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->''Many ->''"Many men came here as soldiers, many men will pass this way. Many men will count the hours as they live The Longest Day.\\
Many men are tired and weary, many men are here to stay. Many men won't see the sunset when it ends [[TitleDrop The Longest Day]].''"''
23rd Jun '17 8:50:45 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Longest Day'' is the title of a 1959 book by Cornelius Ryan describing the events of D-Day through the eyes of as many of the participants -- Allied, German and local inhabitants -- as he could find and interview.

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''The Longest Day'' is the title of a 1959 book by Cornelius Ryan describing the events of D-Day as seen through the eyes of as many of the participants -- Allied, German and local inhabitants -- as he could find and interview.
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