The period term was "area bombing. In fact, appointing supreme commanders for the various theaters was seen as a given as it had proved beneficial in the last days of World War I with the appointment of Ferdinand Foch in over the Allied forces in Western Europe. The reason Eisenhower's appointment took some negotiation was the fact that the original supreme commander for the European Theater of OperationsFrank Maxwell Andrewswas killed in an airplane crash.
Eisenhower - Tom Selleck Gen. Omar Bradley - James Remar Gen. It seems history will judge our biggest icons not by their actions alone, but by the quality of the TV movies about their lives. Eisenhower as dynamic as they come. Add to that a straightforward and respectable performance by Tom Selleck and you have an entertaining and worthy tribute come Memorial Day weekend.
More Reviews TV Review: Churchill, reluctant to give that much control to anyone, reminds Ike that he is the first in history to hold such power, and the pic goes on to detail the problems associated with such power as much as it outlines the plans themselves.
Montgomery Bruce Phillipswho wanted the job himself. In addition to an increasingly nervous Churchill, Ike has to deal with maverick Gen.
Patton Gerald McRaneyand imperious Gen. Between the decisions, he feels the burden and isolation of his leadership. He writes to wife Mamie unseen here of the horrors of war. He discharges a military friend for talking too freely in a bar.
Ike is advised to keep his inspirational speech impersonal, but instead, the old-fashioned Kansas boy approaches them as one of their own, lighting cigarettes and chatting intimately with boys he knows may not be coming back.
Although clearly a favorable tribute, the movie restrains itself from manufactured patriotism or pointed parallels to current events. Supporting cast tends to be overshadowed by such an imposing character, although Phillips as Montgomery provides the best contrast as reluctant ally and eventual friend.
Director Harmon keeps camera antics to a minimum, relying on the nuanced performances of his actors, but also swaths the film in a near constant haze of smoke amid the olive drab.
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Watch Ike: . The D-Day invasion - the largest military operation of World War II and the beginning of the end - marked Dwight Ike Eisenhower as one of America's most powerful military leaders. IKE: COUNTDOWN TOD-DAY follows the 90 terrifying days leading up to the invasion as Eisenhower decides the fates of thousands.
Ike: Countdown to D-Day Selleck does a good job of portraying Dwight D., the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in WW II. I like this version because it delves into the decisions Ike had to make that had little to do with strategy or tactics and much to do with keeping the wheels turning in a shaky coalition with the British.
Product Description. June 6, , soldiers, 5, ships and 11, airplanes. One man's decision. The D-Day invasion - the largest military operation of World War II and the beginning of the end - marked Dwight Ike Eisenhower as one of America's most powerful military leaders.
It does not attempt to re-create the horrors of D-Day, but as the title suggests, it concentrates on the decision making process, the personalities and opinions Ike had to consider and manage, and the ultimate burden he shouldered in commiting to the cross channel invasion/5().
Tom Selleck stars as General Dwight D. Eisenhower in the television film Ike: Countdown to D-Day. The film follows the General in the three months leading up to the decisive invasion that would.