D-Day – As it Happens: Peter Snow and Arthur Williams host this 24 hour interactive event in which viewers can follow the fate of seven people involved in the D-Day invasion of 1944
Channel 4 presents D-Day: As It Happens, a 24 hour history event to be broadcast across TV, web, mobile device and social media, telling the story of this pivotal in 20th century history in a complete unique way.
With the use of newly-analysed archive footage, audiences can follow the progress of seven real-lie participants in the 1944 invasion. They can experience this in real time, encountering the twists and turns of fighting at exactly the same moment as the D-Day seven did, and can learn their fate as the action unfolds in parallel with the present.
New, unpublished research has been used to gather film, photographs, radio reports and other records of D-Day, work out when and where each was shot, and assemble them on a 24-hour timeline. This timeline is being played out today and tomorrow, with each element released at the minute when it happened on the 5th and 6th June 1944.
Tonight’s instalment will tell the back stories of the D-Day Seven and sets out their missions over the 24 hours to come. Viewers can then keep up with their progress online, via Twitter and through regular short-form TV updates on Channel 4, before tomorrow’s show reveals exactly what happened to each of the seven.
The TV coverage is presented by Peter Snow and Paralympics Presenter and former marine Arthur Williams while drawing on new and unpublished research by British historian Colin Henderson.
D-Day – As it Happens airs tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm
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