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June 6, 2014 marks 70 years since the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy, the largest air, land and sea operation in history, with more than 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes and 150,000 service men.
The American Forces Network (AFN) will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day with special programming on their television and radio services.
AFN|movie will air 70th anniversary reports from locations in Normandy during special airings of "Ike-Countdown to D-Day," "The Longest Day" and "Saving Private Ryan" starting at 10:30 am CET/JKT June 6.
AFN|prime will premiere the Nova special, "D-Day's Sunken Secrets," a vivid account of D-Day from the perspective of one of the world's largest underwater wreck sites beginning at 7 pm CET/JKT June 6.
AFN Europe will air two radio broadcasts live from Normandy on June 5 and 6.
5 Jun 14 - Eagle Midday Show from St. Mere Eglise, France.
Army Specialist Monique Moore from AFN Bavaria will broadcast from the Airborne Museum in St. Mere Eglise. The show will feature interviews with veterans and others involved with the official D-Day Commemoration.
6 Jun 14 - Official American D-Day Commemoration Ceremony.
Army Staff Sgt. Nick Kibbey and Specialist Monique Moore will co-anchor a live broadcast leading up to President Barack Obama's speech, as well as interview veterans and other important guests.
The Pentagon Channel (TPC) will host a number of special commemorative and news programs:
6 Jun 14 - 4:30 a.m. ET, DoD News will carry live the D-Day Commemoration Ceremony from France on TPC. At 9 a.m. ET, DoD News will bring you a special report to highlight D-Day events that honor the importance of the historic event. This special report, leading into the encore airing of the D-Day Commemoration will include reports from the D-Day Memorial in Bedford Virginia, the nation's World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., and the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
D-Day Convoy - An historic film originally produced in 1948 and narrated by Lorne Green that depicts activities just prior to and including D-Day.
Airs 3 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET on Friday, June 6.
D-Day Anniversary - An historic film originally produced in 1969 on the drama and battle action of the period of the landing at Normandy and the fierce combat to overcome the wall of "Fortress Europe."
Airs 7 a.m., 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET Friday, June 6th.
RETURN TO NORMANDY
He jumped with the 101st Airborne Division into Normandy, fought in Operation Market Garden, and held on to the city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. Ninety-three-year-old Jim "Pee Wee" Martin tells his story of being an airborne Soldier during World War II.
Tuesday June 3; airs 2:30 a.m, 6:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET .
Friday, June 6; airs 3:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET.
Monday, June 9; airs 2:30 a.m., 6:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET.
Wednesday, June 11; airs 1:30 a.m., 5:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET.
Thursday, June 12; airs 3:30 am, 7:30 am, 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm ET.
BEACHES OF RED
A documentary showing the development of American landing operations that culminated in Operation Overlord. It's the story of the Landing Craft Vehicle and the people connected to the early Higgins boats.
Tuesday June 3; airs 3 a.m., 7 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.
Friday, June 6; airs 1 a.m., 5 a.m., 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m..
For a complete listing of shows airing on AFN TV, go to www.myafn.net