In honour of Remembrance Day, here are a couple of great scenes from The Longest Day:
The fellow cursing the pigeons with "Damned traitors!" was Canadian journalist Charles Lynch, according to Cornelius Ryan's book. But I think Lynch was actually with the Canadians at Juno, rather than with the English at Sword.
And if you have ever wondered about why we have two minutes of silence, listen to Nova Scotia songwriter Terry Kelly: