The True Glory (DVD)
The Oscar-winning documentary, known as one of the best war films ever created, directed by Carol Reed.
"The story of your victory...told by the guys who won it!"
Co-directed by the legendary Oscar winner Carol Reed, this feature length film was produced by the Allied military during 1944 and 1945 as a permanent’ on-screen’ record of the war campaign in Europe, and covers all the major engagements from D-Day to the fall of Berlin, including Omaha Beach, the Falaise Gap, Caen, Arnhem, the liberation of Paris and the Battle of the Bulge.
Compiled from the selection of over six and a half million feet of film, it includes some of the most devastating and memorable images of war ever captured on camera.
Over 700 frontline cameramen supplied material for the film. 32 were killed, 101
wounded and a further 16 reported as ’†‚¹’‚missing in action during its making.
Complete with an introduction by General Eisenhower, who was personally involved with the making of this auspicious film, The True Glory won a well deserved Oscar for ’†‚¹’‚Best Documentary in 1946.
In addition to THE TRUE GLORY, this DVD also includes four further full length
wartime documentaries covering the campaign in Europe:
FROM ITALY TO D-DAY
FROM D-DAY TO PARIS
FROM PARIS TO THE RHINE
FROM THE RHINE TO VICTORY... all of which were produced by British
Paramount News for the Ministry of Information. Also featured is the never
before seen ‚alternative ending to THE TRUE GLORY covering the progress
of the war up to VJ Day.
'The True Glory is a fascinating slice of contemporary reportage which attempted to sum up the tumultuous events of 1944-1945 in just under ninety minutes. This was obviously going to be a tall order, but the ‘now’ feel of the film helps to give it a great impact. Warmly recommended.' - Archive Television Musing
Release Date: 15th October 2018
Run Time: 271 mins‚