Live Poll: D-Day: The 6th of June

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June 6th, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the final day of Operation Overlord, the biggest secret/not so secret invasion of Europe by The Allied Forces in conjunction with The French Resistance against Adolf Hitler's "Third Reich". The German Army knew it was coming, but not where or when. The U.S. Army's most daring General, George S. Patton who was temporarily relieved of command by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, was deftly used as a decoy by The U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps to fool the The German High Command into believing that Patton would lead the Invasion. A fake Army Division and corresponding fake communication dispatches that was part of Operation Fortitude led to the ruse being successful.

This Poll has Movies and TV Series that had in them as a part of their story line, a reference to or a re-creation of the invasion on June 6th, 1944. "D-Day"

Which is your favorite?

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/97RCl66DUFw/
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls044812473/
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Without any doubt (this time) The Dirty Dozen!
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IMHO,
There are easily fifty to a hundred movies whose plot resolves only around D-Day. I think the poll would be better, if you limit it to movies just about D-Day: The 6th of June and the period just after. Movies whose main focus is the entire war should not be included. Movies like the the Big Red One should get bumped for these Operation Overlord and Operation Neptune exclusive movies. It might require a little extra work to check the plots though and not rely on a blind keyword search..

FYI
Interesting D-Day leak story, if you haven't heard it about a crossword puzzle leak, D-Day Daily Telegraph crossword security alarm - Wikipedia
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FYC (includes some lower vote, lesser seen movies)
Female Agents (2008)
We Stand Alone Together (2001 TV Movie)
D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)
Overlord (1975)
Up from the Beach (1965)
Screaming Eagles (1956)
Breakthrough (1950)
The Blockhouse (1973)
36 Hours (1964) remake Breaking Point (1989 TV Movie)
Testa di sbarco per otto implacabili (1968) aka Hell in Normandy
D-Day 360 (2014 TV Movie)
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
The Last Rescue (2015)
 A Matter of Resistance (1966)
Atlantic Wall (1970)
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???

I always try to have movies that give an alternate take on an event, I think you got the straight-up, I landed on the beach, I moved inland version covered. How about these?

The Blockhouse (1973) Interesting D-Day Spin plus Peter Sellers,
During D-day several people become trapped while hiding in a bunker, when heavy shelling collapses it. They have plenty of food and water so they decide to wait for rescuers. And so they wait year, after year, after year.

Female Agents (2008) Female D-Day whole fully underrepresented plus Sophie Marceau
French SOE's section parachute 4 women commandos into France to extricate a British agent (Conrad Cecil) who has fallen into German hands while preparing the invasion of Normandy.

We Stand Alone Together (2001 TV Movie) Real-life Band of Brothers doc
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Having Band of Brothers and a documentary also about Band of Brothers is redundant.
The Blockhouse has only 343 votes. Horrendous numbers for a 1973 release.
A closer look at Female Agents makes me want to include it. So it is in.
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B-Day
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Hi Ed, 'good poll. My vote will probably go to Band of Brothers. 

I noticed a typo. The suggested edit is is in bold:

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the biggest secret/not so secret invasion of Europe by The Allied Forces against Adolf Hitler's "Third Reich."
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Added the missing comma.
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apostrophe.
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Removed the invisible bold comma and added the apostrophe!
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Ed,

Please complete any changes to your list by 5-June-2019 5:00 pm Pacific.
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OK
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List is ready Dan
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Thanks for information.
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The Longest Day
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My #1 Choice too
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Dan re-did the description with multiple links for people that might want to know a little more about each person , etc.

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the biggest secret/not so secret invasion of Europe by The Allied Forces in conjunction with The French Resistance against Adolf Hitler's "Third Reich". The German Army knew it was coming, but not where or when. The U.S. Army's most daring General, George S. Patton who was temporarily relieved of command by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, was deftly used as a decoy by The U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps to fool the The German High Command into believing that Patton would lead the Invasion. A fake Army Division and corresponding fake communication dispatches that was part of Operation Fortitude led to the ruse being successful.

This Poll has Movies and TV Series that had in them as a part of their story line, a reference to or a re-creation of the invasion on June 6th, 1944. "D-Day"

Which is your favorite?
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Ed,

I updated your original post accordingly.
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Oops
Refined it again
Sorry.
Added one more item and fixed some poor grammar, etc.

June 6th, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the final day of Operation Overlord, the biggest secret/not so secret invasion of Europe by The Allied Forces in conjunction with The French Resistance against Adolf Hitler's "Third Reich". The German Army knew it was coming, but not where or when. The U.S. Army's most daring General, George S. Patton who was temporarily relieved of command by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, was deftly used as a decoy by The U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps to fool the The German High Command into believing that Patton would lead the Invasion. A fake Army Division and corresponding fake communication dispatches that was part of Operation Fortitude led to the ruse being successful.

This Poll has Movies and TV Series that had in them as a part of their story line, a reference to or a re-creation of the invasion on June 6th, 1944. "D-Day"

Which is your favorite?
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Ed,

I updated your original post accordingly.
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Thanks Dan
Now, will I still be around to do it for the 100th?
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Congrats, on your D-Day poll going live.

I really want see this story Female Agents (2008), especially since it is biographical. The Blockhouse (1973) seems very intriguing too, I would watch it just to see Peter Sellers though. I can't see anything breaking the stranglehold, The Longest Day (1962) and Saving Private Ryan (1998) are going to have on the top spots. Third, might be interesting battle between Band of Brothers (2001), Patton (1970) and The Dirty Dozen (1967).
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I agree on the poll positions. And agree also on F.A. I want to see that also.
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URB the numbers!!!!!!

Looks like less people realize that The Longest Day is the only popular movie devoted to the 6th of June

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I saw that, I was thinking the same thing. Although, Band of Brothers deserves the love, even though only two episodes are really dedicated to D-Day and Normandy.

FYI, I was noticing TCM is featuring allied WW2 war movies this month. If you are a subscriber you can watch them each Thursday in June or watch on demand or stream later in the week. TCM Presents WWII in the Movies: Allied Powers - Thursdays in June. A fair amount of the titles in your poll are being featured.
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Yeah I got TCM
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Congratulations Ed_Jones_XLIX on your 63rd live poll! As of 6-Jun-2019 5:14 AM Pacific your polls have 21,238 or more votes, for an average of 337 votes per poll.

D-Day: The 6th of June
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Thanks Dan