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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

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