- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: June 3, 2001
Follow the fate of paratroopers, demolition units and others whose D-Day assignments were virtual death sentences.
It was an all-or-nothing assault with the potential to become a suicide mission for everyone involved. That it didn't is due, at least in part, to the incredible risks taken by specialized squads charged with unimaginably dangerous tasks.
SUICIDE MISSIONS tells the stirring stories of three teams who were crucial to the success of the largest amphibious assault of all time. Drop behind enemy lines with the Airborne Pathfinders, who set up radar beacons and lights to guide the main force of paratroopers to their drop zones. Follow the mission of the British 9th Parachute Battalion, charged with taking out the supposedly impregnable German gun battery at Melville, despite being badly outgunned and outmanned. Finally, see how Navy Combat Demolition Units performed the critical task of clearing obstacles so that the invasion ships could land.
On one of the deadliest days in history, they had the riskiest assignments of all.