The National D-Day Memorial presents the American premiere of They Won’t Die Twice, a documentary telling the harrowing stories of three heroes of D-Day who would make the ultimate sacrifice during the summer of 1944.
Produced by Florent Plana and Jenny Post, They Won’t Die Twice follows the lives of three Americans – Sergeant Walter Geldon, Captain Ned Elder, and Private First Class Leo Balon – from before the war to landing on Omaha Beach and introduces the families they would leave behind. The three featured soldiers are emblematic of the thousands who lost their lives in the quest to liberate Europe from Nazi tyranny.
As we approach the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings at Normandy, the catalyst for freedom in western Europe during WWII, sadly the veterans who participated and French civilians who witnessed this pivotal moment in world history will soon be gone.
Through interviews with loved ones and historians chronicling the stories of these three brave men, the legacies of all will endure.