A film by Peter Miller

Narrated by John Lithgow

Based on an idea by Antje Boehmert & Christian Popp  Written by Peter Miller  Director of Photography Antonio Rossi  Editor Amy Linton  Sound Recordists Rodolphe Begard, Dan Mazur, Andreas Schlueter, Andy Turret Sound Designer Brit Warner  Sound Mixer Christian Riegel  Color Grader Knut Schmitz  Online Editor Reinaldo Almeida  Original Music by Eike Hosenfeld, Moritz Denis, Tim Stanzel  Archival Research Elisabeth M. Hartjens, Michelle Gordon, David Stumpp  Senior Adviser and Story Consultant Ian Scott  Historical Adviser Marja Roholl  Associate Producers Jonas Schilling, Amy Linton  Commissioning Editors ZDF/ARTE Martin Pieper, Türkân Schirmer  Producers Antje Boehmert, Peter Miller, Christian Popp

Special Thanks:

Spencer Alcorn, Thierry Barreau, Alessandro Carroli, Carmen Cobos, Ned Comstock, Thomas Doherty, EDN, Uta Eberhardt, Andrea Ernst, Sandra Garcia-Myers, Kay Hoffmann, Katja Jaeckel & Giorgos Christonakis, Martine Labonde, Madeleine Le Borgne, Valerie Marcus, Frank Mehring, Ouest France, Miranda Parry, Stephanie Pasternak, Wolfgang Pinkl, Judy Preminger, Victoria Riskin, Kim Rojas, Marja Roholl, Heiner Ross, Christian Schwalbe, Ian Scott, Steven Wapen


Victoria Riskin; National Archives, USA; Allison Collection, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History; BFI National Archive; Bundesarchiv; Conseil Général de la Manche arch. Dép.; Conseil Régional de Basse-Normandie; The Cummington Historical Commission; Deutsche Kinemathek; Philip and Amanda Dunne Photographs Collection of the Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Getty Images; The Huntington Library; Oren Jacoby; Library of Congress; Heinz Meder; MoMA Film Study Center; New York City Municipal Archives; Michel Ollivier; Miranda Parry; Photofest; Klaus Riemer, Margaret Siebner; SPPN Images; Stadtarchiv Erlangen; Cecile Starr and Aram Boyajian; Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz; UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library, Dept. of Special Collections; L.A. Times Photographic Archives; USC Cinematic Arts Library, Fay Wray Collection ; UN Photo Library; United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Willard van Dyke Papers, University of Arizona; Yad Vashem Photo Archive

A co-production of DOCDAYS Productions, Willow Pond Films, ZDF in collaboration with ARTE

Distributed by PBS International – Developed with the support of MEDIA