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image for Film PG item typeThe Longest Day Film Screening at Redoubt Fortress

Film PG, Sat 22 Jun 2019

The Longest Day

The Longest Day

Contact

Redoubt Fortress

Address

Royal Parade,
Eastbourne,
East Sussex,
BN22 7AQ

Details

Widely acclaimed as one of Hollywood’s greatest war films, The Longest Day is a spectacular account of the events leading up to and through the Allied Forces’ invasion of Normandy, France on D-Day (June 6), 1944 to fight the occupying Germans. Producer Darryl F. Zanuck spared no expense in recreating this heroic, extremely complex and massive invasion, which consisted of more than 3.5 million Allied soldiers, two-thirds of them American. Featuring a huge and talented cast headed by John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Sean Connery and Robert Mitchum, The Longest Day tells the story of D-Day from the viewpoint of all of its participants, German and French included. In order to make the film as authentic as possible, Zanuck employed the actual locations called for in Cornelius Ryan’s screenplay, such as the command posts occupied by the Germans, the French underground network, Omaha Beach, Utah Beach and sites in England. The film is a sobering examination of D-Day, particularly from the perspective of the Germans, who are overwhelmed by the forces brought against them. It is in fact a German officer, at the start of the day, who gives the story its title, as he looks at the approaching armada and says, “This will be the longest day.” All the characters speak in their own languages with subtitles, which adds to the documentary feeling of this gigantic and fascinating war epic. THE LONGEST DAY won Academy Awards® for Best Cinematography and Best Special Effects, and earned Oscar® nominations for Best Picture, Editing and Art Direction.

Doors and bar open 6pm
WW2 artefacts on display before the film screening at 7.30pm

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Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 22 Jun 2019 19:30

Prices

£10

Tickets available from the Seafront Office, Tourist Information Centre or online.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: OA 623967  Lat: 50.77393 Long: 0.30050

Situated on Royal Parade 15 minutes walk east of the pier

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups