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Actors Donnie Wahlberg and David McCallum to Narrate 75th Anniversary of D-Day Film

David F. Alfonso

David McCallum

Donnie Wahlberg

Executive Producer David F. Alfonso will once again team up with Tim Gray Media and the World War II Foundation on the film The Rangers at Pointe-du-Hoc

David F. Alfonso is first and foremost, an historian when it comes to World War II.”
— Tim Gray

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- January 6, 2018-Washington, DC-Actors Donnie Wahlberg (Band of Brothers, Blue Bloods) and veteran actor David McCallum (Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Great Escape) will lend their voice to a 75th anniversary of D-Day film focused on the 2nd Ranger Battalion’s critical mission of climbing the 100-foot cliffs of Pointe-du-Hoc on D-Day and knocking out German gun positions.

The Rangers at Pointe-du-Hoc will mark the 22nd film focused on the personal stories of World War II produced by Tim Gray Media and the World War II Foundation and also the fifth collaboration with Executive Producer David F. Alfonso and TGM/WWII Foundation.

Previously, David F. Alfonso has served as Executive Producer on the films Dick Winters: Hang Tough, Above and Beyond, Remember Pearl Harbor narrated by Tom Selleck and D-Day: Over Normandy narrated by Bill Belichick. Alfonso was also a key contributor to the building and dedication of the Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument in Normandy, France, which was dedicated on June 6, 2012 behind Utah Beach.

When he is not backing the efforts of the World War II Foundation, David is the Executive Chairman at Empire, a private investment firm focused on acquiring business units from public and private corporations. In the past twenty years he has acquired a diversified group of 60 global companies, which in aggregate generated revenues over $5 billion annually, and employed over 15,000 people throughout the world.

“David is first and foremost, an historian when it comes to World War II,” said Tim Gray, Founder of the World War II Foundation. “He has been a key supporter of our efforts because he believes, as we all do, that these stories need to be preserved for a global television audience so people don’t forget what the World War II generation accomplished. They saved the world, “Gray continued.

“I am happy to be a part of this special film recognizing the 75th anniversary of D-Day and especially, the contributions and bravery of the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Pointe-du-Hoc,” David F. Alfonso said. “It is one of the most incredible stories of the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion and we have two great narrators to bring the story to life,” said Alfonso. “The veterans interviewed for this film are now all gone, but their stories will live on in history.”

The Quick Overview:

The incredible story of the U.S. Army Rangers who assaulted the 100-foot-high cliffs of Pointe-du-Hoc on June 6, 1944, where 6 German cannons were supposed to be located and taken out.

Documentary to include:
-Interviews with D-Day and Pointe-du-Hoc survivors.
-Exclusive Drone footage of the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc and rare archival video.
-Exclusive Drone footage of the English Channel approach to Pointe du Hoc and of the seaward side of the cliffs themselves.


Tim Gray
The World War II Foundation
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