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D-Day: The Price of Freedom Previous Broadcasts

KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 8, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

This program pays tribute to the courageous men who began the liberation of France more than 60 years ago. Throughout this moving documentary, former paratroopers, gunners, landing craft operators and others representing the US Army and US Navy share their harrowing tales of survival. Five veterans - some of whom were returning to Normandy for the first time since 1944 - make an emotional journey to the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, the final resting place of 9,000 of their fallen comrades. There, each speaks candidly about the unimaginable horror, despair and fear of the day. The program also explores why these aging men remain heroes to the French people. During their visit, young and old alike honor their liberators with toasts, ceremonies and other tokens of gratitude.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Apr 9, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
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