D-Day 360 airs on Tuesday, May 27th at 8 pm

May 15, 2014

D-Day was a logistical effort on a scale never seen before or since. On the day itself, 3,000 planes dropped 23,000 airborne troops behind German lines, and 7,000 ships delivered around 20,000 military vehicles and 130,000 soldiers onto the beaches. Once on the shore, the troops had to negotiate two million mines buried in the sand, 46,000 fearsome beach obstacles and hundreds of miles of barbed wire, while dodging the shells and bullets fired by 40,000 German defenders. This film takes advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape and allow viewers to switch effortlessly between the macro and the micro — pulling back for the big picture and zooming in to a close-up of a single soldier on the battlefield.

D-Day 360 airs on Tuesday, May 27th at 8:00 pm on channels 3 and 3-1.

Reconstruction of scene with Ray Stevens on his way to Omaha beach on a landing craft.