The True glory

United Kingdom, 1945

Film
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A joint British-American documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from footage shot by nearly 1400 cameramen. Introduced by General Eisenhower it covers all the major events of the war in Europe from the Normandy landings to the fall of Berlin. Cast includes Dwight D. Eisenhower (as himself), Robert Harris (commentator) and Peter Ustinov (as himself). (Award: Best Documentary, Features 1946 Academy Awards)

Credits

co-director

Garson Kanin

Carol Reed

production company

United States. Office of War Information

Great Britain. Ministry of Information

Duration

01:23:45:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1945

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29770

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Journalists

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Archival resources

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War - Historical perspectives

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War - History

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War photographers

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Europe

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - History

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - United States

Crafts & Visual Arts → War photographers

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Historical films

History → History

History → War - Historical perspectives

History → War - History

History → World War, 1939-1945 - History

People → Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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