By Mark Shanahan-Globe Staff-We’ve often thought that Bill Belichick would make a good narrator, using his no-nonsense monotone to tell a serious story.
We’ll find out when the new documentary “D-Day: Over Normandy” premieres May 27 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. The Patriots coach, whose dad, Steve Belichick, served in the US Navy during WWII, narrates the film.
Due to air over the Memorial Day weekend on public television stations around the country, “D-Day: Over Normandy,” produced by the World War II Foundation, features aerial shots of some of the most iconic locations in Normandy.
“Like millions of other men of his generation, my father, who passed away in 2005, served his country in World War II. Dad was in the United States Navy. He spent time in both Europe and the Pacific. The men and women of the World War II generation, such as my father, are responsible for all we have today, including my own opportunity to be a professional football coach,” Belichick says in the trailer.
Though the Pats coach will not be at the event in Providence, the film’s director, Tim Gray, as well as three Rhode Island D-Day veterans of Omaha Beach, will be. All veterans get in free with proof of military service. Tickets for the public are $15 and benefit the World War II Foundation.