VMF Film and Book Recommendations June 2024


Saving Private Ryan


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Saving Private Ryan, starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon, is considered one of the best D-Day movies. During the Normandy invasion, Captain Miller searches for Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in the war. DreamWorks Pictures, Paramount Pictures, FilmFlex, 1998, R.



D-Day: the WWII Invasion that Change History

Author Deborah Hopkins focuses on making history accessible and interesting for students K - 12; D-Day is recommended for ages 8 - 12. Published by Scholastic, 2019, available in hard- and soft-cover, and eBook. Read sample

D-Day Girls

Author Sarah Rose tells the stories of members of the British Special Operations Executive and the undercover operations in preparation for the D-Day landings. The author collected information from interviews, writings, and declassified files. Published by Crown, 2019