D-Day. 6th June 1944: the launch of Operation Overlord; the battle that began the liberation of Europe; the last moment the German Army might have saved Hitler from annihilation; the beginning of the end of the Second World War. D-Day is a date permanently etched in our nation's memory. From the makers of Britain at War in colour; D-Day In Colour takes an in-depth look at the events and experiences of the greatest seaborne invasion in history, focusing on the personal stories of those involved. Narrated by John Hurt, D-Day In Colour re-lives the events of those decisive yet perilous days and reflects on the private triumphs and personal tragedies that proved crucial to the outcome of the Second World War. It provides an intimate, first hand account of the arduous months and crucial hours that shaped the future peace of the civilised world. Vivid colour film and personal witness is woven with original sound archive to illustrate the reality of battle, the complexity of human emotions and the sacrifices that were made in that fateful summer of 1944.