Guns of Hollywood 004 – The Longest Day (1962)

Guns of Hollywood commemorates the 70th anniversary of D-Day with a look at the 1962 film The Longest Day.

In this episode we look at the guns and weapons this classic World War II epic film. With over 42 stars and a three hour running time the movie based on Cornelius Ryan’s book, covers the D-Day invasion from the paratroopers landing in France to the securing of Omaha beach.

Cornelius Ryan’s book, The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day
 – “…the book is a “must read” for anyone interested in the D-day invasion. –Robert McNamara”

If you want more World War II both Band of Brothers and The Pacific is streaming at Amazon – free for Prime members.

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans is amazing. Make time to visit soon.

As always check out all the great information on guns and your favorite movies or better yet contribute to the encyclopedia of knowledge stored at the:

Internet Movie Firearms Database

Upcoming episodes:

005 – White House Down/Olympus Has Fallen – a double feature with special guest Jared Auchter, senior editor of the Firearms Insider

006 – Sean Connery Bond films – a look at all the cool guns and action in those early James Bond films

007 – Dirty Harry – ‘nough said.

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Your hosts: Samuel Azner and Allie Howe