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s opening sequence of US paratroopers preparing to descend into enemy territory.
Bullets scythe through the plane’s fuselage, an engine explodes, young soldiers are sucked into a fiery inferno as the lucky few with parachutes manage to leap into darkness thick with artillery fire and hot twisted metal.
It’s a virtuoso sequence of handheld camerawork and dizzying special effects that leaves us breathless.
The Allies are poised to send in boats laden with troops to the beaches of France but first they must destroy a German radio tower, which has been erected on the roof of a church on the outskirts of occupied Normandy.
Explosives expert Corporal Ford (Wyatt Russell) will lead the daredevil mission.
“If you keep worrying about dead bodies, you’re going to be one,” he growls at privates Boyce (Jovan Adepo), Chase (Iain De Caestecker), Grady (Jacob Anderson), Rosenfeld (Dominic Applewhite) and Tibbet (John Magano).
After the parachute drop from hell, the men head