320th on Omaha Beach

320th on Omaha Beach

Did you know that balloons were a crucial part of the Allies’ D-Day strategy? The 320th Very Low Altitude (VLA) barrage balloon battalion was responsible for deploying the blimps on Utah and Omaha Beaches. It was the only African-American balloon battalion that took...
Forgotten Letters Under A Floorboard, pt. 2

Forgotten Letters Under A Floorboard, pt. 2

This is part 2 of 2, told from the perspective of Christian Taylor, director of The Girl Who Wore Freedom. If you haven’t heard Jean-Marie’s story, go back and read part 1 first. In September of 2017, I traveled to Normandy, France on a pre-production...
Forgotten Letters Under A Floorboard, pt. 1

Forgotten Letters Under A Floorboard, pt. 1

Jean-Marie Caillard is cast member, friend of the film and native son of Normandy, France. He embodies the spirit of the Normandy people, continually sharing their history to ensure the memories and stories of the liberation are not lost. This is his story. This is...