Providence Journal Coverage of Bill Belichick Announcement

Bill Belichick, head coach of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, will narrate a one-hour documentary about the D-Day invasion of Normandy from the World War II Foundation and Tim Gray Media, the production company announced Thursday.

The movie, “D-Day: Over Normandy,” will feature drone footage depicting many of the important Allied objectives from the June 6, 1944, invasion that began the liberation of Europe from Nazi control. It will include interviews of World War II veterans who fought at the sites shown by the drones along with archival footage of the invasion.

Belichick has supported the World War II Fountain since it made its first documentary in 2006, Tim Gray said in a statement. “Coach Belichick understands our mission because he is a student of military history and is very proud of the service of his own father, Steve, who served in both Europe and the Pacific in World War II.”

“Every day of my childhood, I was immersed in the tradition of the United States Navy,” Belichick said in a statement from the production company. “I was, and remain, inspired by their discipline, teamwork and courage. The Navy, Army, (United States Army Air Forces) and Marines made one heck of a team in World War II.”

The documentary will air this spring on public television stations around the country. Rhode Island PBS is the presenting station for the movie.

Past narrators of documentaries by the foundation include actors Dan Aykroyd, Tom Selleck, Kyle Chandler, Matthew Broderick, Dale Dye and Damian Lewis, plus sports figures Curt Schilling and Tim McCarver and former homeland security Secretary Tom Ridge.

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