- The mayor of Colleville (Bourvil) greeting the British on Sword Beach with champagne. "Welcome! Welcome to you all!"
- The French admiral tells his crews that they will have to open fire on their homeland.
"That is the price of liberty. Vive la France!"
- Basically, everything the Free French and French resistants do in this movie: they're fighting to free their homeland, and you feel it every second they're on screen.