Fort Worth Museum Commemorates D-Day With Film Screening


Photo from National Archives

As the world pauses to remember the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is hosting a special screening of a D-Day documentary at its OMNI Theater.

“D-Day: Normandy 1944” will play at the museum’s Mid-Week Movie Night on Wednesday, followed by special showings on Thursday (June 6, D-Day itself). The film blends both live-action images and CGI animation to tell the story of the Allied forces’ historic invasion of Normandy, France — an event that became the turning point of World War II, shifting momentum from Axis to Allied power and becoming the first assault in a massive operation that eventually liberated Western Europe from Nazi Germany. 

According to the National Archives, “D-Day is remembered by many as the beginning of the end of World War II, but in the predawn hours of that pivotal day, success was not assured. After years of fighting and strategic planning, the stakes were enormous for the supreme command of the Allied Expeditionary Force and the more than 160,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen who crossed the English Channel that day.”

Fort Worth was heavily invested in the war effort, not only sending soldiers to fight but also producing military uniforms at the Williamson-Dickie plant. Over 3,000 B-24 Liberators and 124 B-32 bombers were also assembled here.

Ticket information for “D-Day: Normandy 1944” is available on the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s website.