6th June 1944. The beaches of Normandy are the scene of the most spectacular military operation of all time: the Normandy Landings, a key moment that will alter the course of the Second World War. They owe their success, though, to a gigantic lie: a phantom army, armed with inflatable tanks and wooden rifles; but also to a whole network of double agents, most of them entirely fictitious. And leading this campaign of disinformation - the most sophisticated ever dreamt up – is one man: Winston Churchill.

A film by Sonia Gonzalez
Produced by Anne Labro
Presented by Fabrice D'Almeida
Historical advisor and narration: Fabrice d'Almeida
Original music: Nicolas Neidhardt
Image: Yoan Cart
Editing: Frédéric Charcot
Graphic design and packaging: Guiom & Pikto
Credits and computer graphics: Jérôme Letué
Studio shooting by Luc David

A Compagnie des Phares et Balises production
With the support of the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée
And the support of the European Union's Creative Europe programme
With the participation of RMC Découverte and AB Thématique for Toute l'histoire

© Cie des Phares & Balises – Coup d’Oeil – 2017