Navy at ‘D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944’ IMAX experience

This article has photo gallery Published on LCDR Helen Ward (author), Bree Gaudette - Love Bree Photography (photographer)

Location(s): Melbourne, VIC

Topic(s): Naval Heritage and History

A screening of the documentary film 'D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944' at IMAX Melbourne. (photo: )
A screening of the documentary film 'D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944' at IMAX Melbourne.

A small group of Navy personnel recently attended the Australian premiere of the IMAX documentary film ‘D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944’ in Melbourne.

Commodore Greg Yorke, Senior Naval Officer Victoria attended as Navy’s senior representative and was joined by Lieutenant Commander Helen Ward, Lieutenants Mark Schramm and Ben Willee and Leading Seaman Alison Graham.

“I thought the film was a great tribute to the many who gave their lives for our freedom,” Commodore Yorke said.

“The D-Day landings in 1944 remain the largest invasion fleet in history, with over 6900 vessels drawn from eight different navies and merchant fleets.

“The lessons from those landings are just as applicable today, to be able to generate and deploy scalable, responsive, adaptive, self-supported and sustainable maritime task groups in a co-ordinated manner.”

The documentary film ‘D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944’ blends animation, CGI and live-action images, bringing the event to an IMAX screen for the first time.

Military personnel will get free entry to the film commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings for two weeks from 1 June in Melbourne.

Tickets are complimentary for all current and former ADF members with a limit of one per person.

They are available from 13 May from the box office upon presentation of an ADF or DVA card.

For more information, head to https://imaxmelbourne.com.au/.