A truly awesome movie! The film is one of the last great WWII epics, depicting the famed Normandy invasion. An all-star cast (Robert Mitchum, John Wayne, Henry Fonda), great cinematography and a brilliant recreation of the events of D-Day. The best performances come from Mitchum as a gung-ho soldier and Richard Burton as a British flyer. One of the better war movies of the era, it's neither anti nor pro war. It's just war. Plain and simple.