via press release:
DISCOVERY CHANNEL REVISTS WORLD WAR II THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH “D-DAY IN 3D”
— “D-Day in 3D” Premieres Sunday, May 26th at 10 PM ET/PT —
(NEW YORK) – Discovery Channel reveals new secrets behind “D-Day” – the day that changed the course of the 20th Century. On June 6, 1944, the Allies’ invasion of the Nazi-occupied France transformed the outcome of World War II; however, did you know “3D” photography was the key to “D-Day’s” success? This futuristic technology mapped every inch of the Nazi defenses, allowing the Allies to execute the greatest invasion in history. The hour-long special, “D-Day in 3D,” premieres Sunday, May 26th at 10 PM ET/PT.
The U.S., along with its British and Canadian allies, faced a major challenge – the Nazis heavily fortified the entire Northern European coastline with numerous trenches, bunkers and high-powered weapons. The Allies had to find a weakness. They came up with a creative solution — 3D aerial photography. Spy planes carried two synchronized cameras, taking side-by-side photographs, which were then combined to create a three-dimensional map of the Nazi defenses. After two years of collecting data, these 3D photos showed the Allies Normandy was the best place to take down the Nazis. The 3D photos helped the Allies create daring missions and overcome the “devil’s garden” – full of landmines, blockades and steel fences – on the beaches of Normandy. Watch as World War II veterans recall that unforgettable day and military experts discuss how “3D” photography was the vital tool that brought the Allies to victory.
“D-Day in 3D” premieres Sunday, May 26th at 10 PM ET/PT.
“D-Day in 3D” is a Discovery Channel/BBC co-production. For BBC, Eamon Hardy is executive producer; Jeremy Hall is series producer. For Discovery Channel, John Cavanagh is executive producer with Katy Jones-Garrity as coordinating producer. Christine Weber is vice president of production and Andrew Jackson is executive vice president of production.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.7 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 147 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.