DOMESTIC MOVIE Tuesday, June 11th, 1:30 to 4:00pm Lawrence Public Library, Room “B” “IKE: Countdown to D-Day” (Drama, History, War) 2004 1hr 29min A dramatization of the 90 days leading up to Operation Overload this is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s (Tom Selleck) appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film recounts many of the trials and tribulations Ike had to face, not the least of which were the many prima donnas surrounded him (Patton, Montgomery and especially, de Gaulle) and the need for tact and diplomacy to bring all sides together for what would be the largest amphibious assault ever attempted. Ike brilliantly orchestrated the most important military maneuver in modern history. Directed by Robert Harmon and written by Lionel Chetwynd this TV movie was nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys with 10 nominations total.