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4.0 out of 5 stars No Canadians Present?
The Longest Day was a great epic film, but it's hard to believe that no Canadians of influence in Hollywood at the time could have leveraged a small part of the film to depict Canada's contribution on D-Day. Someone should take the film now and insert a Canadian segment using CGI or whatever they did a few years ago to creat those commercials with John Wayne or Bogart in...
Published on June 8 2008 by Cap

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3.0 out of 5 stars Canada's Participation Almost Completely Ignored
Yes, this is one of the finest war movies ever made. However, I have to shake my head at those who talk of the film's accuracy when the Canadian participation is almost completely ignored. Virtually no mention is made of Juno beach. The film certainly doesn't mention that Juno was the second bloodiest Normandy beach, behind only Omaha. In spite of that, the Canadians...
Published on July 23 2003 by Allan W. Goodall


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3.0 out of 5 stars longest day, May 24 1999
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writing this again as i forgot 2 put name of movie....well not 2 happy with this movie as u only seen paul about 2-3 x and for about 4 seconds, he should have had a bigger part in the movie
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3.0 out of 5 stars movie ok, May 24 1999
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i was not 2 happy with is movie because u only seen paul about 2 or 3 times, and only for about 4 seconds, he should have had a bigger part and be shown more
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great war movie based on a great book, May 8 2004
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D. Brown (Springfield, IL USA) - See all my reviews
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This is one of the only movies that acctually use the book. The movie follows the book perfectly. Every detail in the book is in the movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great movie - but my father (early on the beach ..., Sept. 26 2014
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Royston P. Lewis (Mount Carmel, Newfoundland, CA) - See all my reviews
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A great movie - but my father (early on the beach and at Pegasus Bridge) considered it more of a comedy movie.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Where are the Canadians?, May 28 2004
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How can anyone consider this to be an accurate interpretation of D-Day with barely a mention of the Canadian involvement. Juno beach was one of the more well defended beaches and the location a key to the success of D-Day. The Canadians fought against the best the Germans had in Normandy and never get the credit they deserved.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone needs to own this film, April 27 2009
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E. Hall (Ontario, Canada) - See all my reviews
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This film is amazing. I had recently visited the Canadian War Memorials in France and used this film as reference for each battleground I saw. It puts into perspective how huge the D-Day Operation: Overlord was.

Although, it doesn't have the graphic intensity as "Saving Private Ryan" did as they stormed the beaches, Ken Annakin gets his point across, thoroughly.

If you ever want to see 1 war movie in your life, this one is it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This war was the bloodiest of them all., Aug. 20 2002
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Boris Zubry "Boris Zubry" (Princeton, NJ United States) - See all my reviews
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An extremely good movie. Top actors, top everything.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Longest Day., April 18 2013
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I enjoyed it. But it is another movie about how America won the war virtually unaided. The Allies had a token appearance, enough to say they were included. But the Americans were way in the forefront.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's a movie not a historical documentary, Jan. 9 2012
Reading some of the reviews forced me to write my own. It is a movie based on one of the bloodiest battle that ever took place. I have seen this movie many times and I still cannot recall ever this movie claiming to be a precise and accurate historical documentary. It is a movie and if you are into war movies, it is one to own. The cast is incredible and it won the highest awards. If more than 60 years after the end of WWII you are just learning of D-Day from this movie, it is time to head to the history book section.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Longest Day, Feb. 19 2010
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Many big stars. All in bit parts. Movie gives a reasonable portrayal of the battles and who was running the show, from an American angle. Some artistic licence taken. In the end the Wehrmacht does not end up defending fortress Europe all that well, and is overwhelmed by the allies superior fire power...
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