Guy Martin’s D-Day Landing DVD.
Guy is on a mission to bring the past to life.
2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day – the Allied fightback against Nazi Germany in the Second World War.
Codenamed Operation Overlord, it remains the most complicated military action in history. Motorcycle racer and engineering enthusiast Guy Martin pays tribute to this crucial turning point in the war by recreating one of its most daring missions – in the most hands-on way possible.
Just hours before the Normandy beach landings that have become synonymous with D-Day, thousands of Allied troops covertly parachuted behind enemy lines to the clear the way. Guy becomes one of those troops – first leading a team of experts to restore an original Douglas C-47 Dakota cargo plane, then flying to Normandy before completing the mission by jumping out of the plane.
This two-hour special is a unique, first-hand insight into the meticulous training, planning and execution of the Second World War’s key action and brings the history of D-Day to life in an unprecedented way.