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June 3, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Time Details:
1 hr 30 min | PG
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Ike Countdown to D-Day movie flyer, featuring Tom Selleck as General Eisenhower
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D-Day 75th Film Series: "Ike: Countdown to D-Day"

Monday, June 3, 2019

June 6, 1944. 150,000 soldiers, 5,000 ships and 11,000 airplanes. One man's decision. The D-Day invasion, the largest military operation of World War II and the beginning of the end of Nazi tyranny, marked Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower as one of America's most powerful military leaders. Tom Selleck gives a restrained yet powerful performance as General Eisenhower. This 2004 made-for-cable feature focuses on the solemn, brilliant but plain-speaking Ike as he fine-tunes, over 90 days, tactical and political concerns involved with Operation OVERLORD, the Allies' imminent D-Day invasion of Normandy. General Dwight Eisenhower, against all odds, brilliantly orchestrated the most important military maneuver in modern history. The supporting cast includes James Remar, Timothy Bottoms, and Gerald McRaney as Gen. Patton. The script by Lionel Chetwynd captures the unbearable tension of commencing the invasion, and awaiting the results.