Normandy The Great Crusade (PC, CD-ROM) Discovery Communications (743252238929) - 1994 USA, Canada Release

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Normandy The Great Crusade
Product ID 43252-23892
Product UPC 743252238929
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1994
Publisher(s) Discovery Communications
Category(s) Reference, Historical Reference, Military History, World War II History
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Embark on the greatest military invasion in human history.

June 6, 1944. D-Day.

Embark on "The Great Crusade" that starts on the stormy beaches of Normandy and leads to the streets of liberated Paris.

Dawn. June 6, 1944. D-Day. The greatest military invasion force in history hits the beaches of Normandy. Objective: Liberate Europe and crush the Third Reich. Allied Commander General Eisenhower calls it "the Great Crusade." It will prove to be the decisive turning point of World War II.

The men and women who live through it- German, British, French, Canadian, and American- will never forget it. This is their story, told in the words, sights and sounds of the era.

Imagine being able to watch a documentary, stop it at any point, and find out more about the segment you are viewing. That's how Normandy is designed.

  • Watch over 40 minutes of compelling video, produced from archival footage. An option is included to view the video on a large screen.
  • Read letters, diaries, first-person accounts, profiles, and articles.
  • Consult maps, including an animated "Big Picture" of the invasion.
  • Listen to actual radio broadcasts that chronicle, sometimes surprisingly, the Allied advance.
  • The "Auto Pilot" feature allows you to sit back and watch the main story unfold chapter by chapter, or take control and investigate deeper- anywhere, anytime!
  • Diaries, letters, and radio broadcasts offer personal perspectives on a story documented in text, photographs, and archival footage.
  • Photographs serve as the backdrop for high-impact storytelling.

"Oh why couldn't history have been like this when I was in school?... Normandy: The Great Crusade proves that learning history can be more interesting and immediate than a prime-time eyewitness news report." (Rating of 4 out of 5 discs). - Ron White, PC Computing.

"[Normandy] is a beautiful piece of work... [It] takes a polished TV documentary and allows the viewer to enter and leave it at any point." - Walter Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal.

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 386
Required RAM 4MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video VGA 256 Color

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