Los Angeles, CA, February 17, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- MAYO Communications, a full service entertainment and public relations agency based in Los Angeles, has been retained to promote “The Americans on D-Day,” the first battlefield tour film of WW2-Reflections, a division of Labyrinth Media & Publishing Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland. Labyrinth specializes in WW2 battlefield tour DVDs for the U.S. market. "The Americans on D-Day" coincides with the 65th anniversary of D-Day and the Normandy invasion.
The film's presenter, Ellwood von Seibold, tells the story with smart graphics and extensive use of veterans' recollections, as well as invaluable assistance from Dale Dye, a retired U.S. Marine captain who founded Warriors, Inc. – which specializes in training actors for war-themed film and television productions.
Dye was in France preparing for his forthcoming production, "No Better Place to Die." "We are thrilled that he has supported this tour film," Producer Richard Lanni said.
"We wanted to show a snapshot of that 'Day of Days' through the individual soldier's eye," Lanni said. "Ellwood, who is an incredible 62-years-old, put on all the different uniforms, allowed himself to be suspended on a rope ladder over a cliff, ran out of the freezing water on Omaha Beach at 6.30 a.m., crawled through hedgerows and shinned up trees."
The production shot its first interviews in 2007 with Howard Manoian, a veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne who landed in Normandy on D-Day and returned many years later to live in the country that he helped liberate.
"With the addition of archive footage and stills we have turned this interview into a short biographical documentary under the title of 'A Soldier's Journey,' which we also hope to launch for the 65th anniversary, " Lanni said.
(Clips available at ww2-reflections.com) (EPK at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJIjD-MaRJw&feature=channel_page)
Manoian was recently named a recipient of the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French government. He will be presented with the award in June at St. Mere Eglise, where U.S. paratroopers suffered heavy losses during the Normandy invasion.
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