Bill Belichick is often a man of few words. But the New England Patriots coach will lend his voice as narrator for an upcoming documentary about World War II.
The World War II foundation made the announcement and also gave some detail as to what the documentary will look like.
“The one-hour film titled D-Day: Over Normandy is a unique production in that it utilizes only drone and helicopter aerial shots of many of the important Allied objectives on June 6, 1944 as the liberation of Western Europe got underway,” the announcement said. “The modern day aerial footage is accompanied by interviews with World War II veterans who fought in the specific areas where the drone and helicopter filmed, mixed with archival footage of the D-Day invasion and newly created maps and photo animations.”
That certainly sounds like it’s worth watching. For history buffs, this project sounds much different than the many other WWII films that have been made. For those looking to learn more, it sounds like a very informative piece.
Despite Belichick’s often quiet nature, he’s a strong option for a show like this. Prior to becoming a football coach, Steve Belichick, Bill’s father, served in World War II.
While his military service was long over by the time Bill was born, the Belichick’s spent a great deal of time in Annapolis, Maryland, the home of the United States Naval Academy where Steve was a coach. That’s where the younger Belichick got an understanding of what military life was like.
“Every day of my childhood, I was immersed in the tradition of the United States Navy,” Belichick said, in the release. I was, and remain, inspired by their discipline, teamwork and courage, especially the sailors who fought on D-Day and in the Pacific theater, where the U.S. Pacific Fleet sacrificed so much for ultimate victory. The Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines made one heck of a team in World War II.”
Another release added that the documentary “will air this spring on American Public Television (PBS) stations around the country.”
It’s certainly something to look out for.