6th Fallschirmjager DVD
(German Paratroopers at Normandy)
This documentary tells the story of the 6th Fallschirmjäger regiment, one that was more like a pocket division than a regiment, and its six day battle around the base of the Cotentin Peninsula to prevent the effective link up between Omaha and Utah Beaches. Using the established and popular style of expert interviews, pieces filmed on the ground where the battle happened, illustrated with contemporary re-enactment footage and numerous maps, the story of the part played by the 6th Fallschirmjäger in the key engagements against the 101st Airborne Division around Saint-Come-du-Mont, the flooded marshes and the key town of Carentan are told in graphic and controversial detail. United Kingdom, 2015, Color/B&W, 105 minutes.