Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks meet in Normandy for the 80th anniversary of the landing

The leading duo from Saving Private Ryan takes part in the anniversary of this historic event.

June 6, 1944 is a date anchored in History like that of the Landings, this great moment frozen in time when the allied troops (mostly American and Commonwealth) landed on the beaches of Normandy drilling a breach in the Wall of the Atlantic and in the German defenses posted on the coast. A foot placed on French territory in the hope of freeing the country from the yoke of the Nazis of the Third Reich. It was 80 years ago to the day.

To celebrate the anniversary of D-Day, commemorate the memory of fallen soldiers, and pay tribute to veterans, the most influential political figures from countries around the world are gathering today on the beaches of Normandy. Among the prestigious guests seen during the ceremonies, stood out from the crowd Steven Spielberg And Tom Hanks. The American director and actor were seen early this morning at Caen-Carpiquet airport before heading to the Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery located just above Omaha Beach. One of the most famous American cemeteries. It is also at this place that begins We have to save the soldier RyanSpielberg's film with Tom Hanks released in 1998.

Subsequently, they greeted the veterans and will attend the international celebration ceremony in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer during the afternoon. In front of the cameras, the actor wanted to express himself:

“If we add up all these individual stories that are a source of inspiration, the lesson is that this must not happen again.”

On the occasion of this 80th anniversary, Spielberg's historic fresco, We have to save the soldier Ryan released this June 6 in cinemas. Particularly known for its spectacular reconstruction of the Landing, this film is a celebration through fiction. With Tom Hanks, the director has collaborated on several occasions, notably on the HBO series, Band of Brothers, which also depicts the events linked to the Landing.

Saving Private Ryan returns to the cinema for the 80th anniversary of the Landings

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks fulfill their duty of remembrance by going there – an honorable gesture which bridges the gap between fiction and reality.

Note that the duo will be at the heart of the TF1 evening this evening: after the special program entitled D-Day, 100 days for freedom: The Normandy campaignthe first channel will rebroadcast Private Ryan at 10:55 p.m.

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