25 best war movies

The Longest Day‬ (1962)

Producer Darryl F Zanuck saw the aftermath of D-Day as part of a news camera crew, so it's not surprising that his depiction of Operation Overlord was painstakingly accurate. The last blockbuster epic shot in black and white, With three directors and an all-star cast including John Wayne, Richard Burton, Robert Mitchum and Henry Fonda (plus a pre-Bond Sean Connery) tramping around the original locations, The Longest Day was an undertaking on the same scale as the real D-Day landings.

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