The OSS Society
presents THE FILM

OPERATION OVERLORD:

OSS AND THE BATTLE FOR FRANCE

This is the story of an elite force of Allied men and women whose daring exploits behind enemy lines changed the course of World War II.

narrated by

edward gero

directed by

carl colby

executive producer

charles pinck

produced by

pierce mill media

“[The battle for France] showed as never before the extent of the assistance that an oppressed people, given supplies and leadership, can render its allies in the course of its liberation.”

~ General William "Wild Bill" Donovan

"[The film is a] testimonial to the valor of the men and women who had fought in Europe and the Pacific during World War II. [It celebrates] the 75th anniversary of D-Day, recognizing those brave Americans and allies who sacrificed so much to fight Nazism and fascism. We were reminded that the Greatest Generation went to war because it believed that we were the good guys — that wherever there was oppression, tyranny or despotism, America would be there. We would be there because freedom mattered. We would be there because the world needed us and if not us, then who?"

~ Admiral William H. McRaven, USN (Ret.)

About director carl colby

Carl Colby is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and President of Carl Colby Films, LLC. His production credits include films about Franz Kline, Willem De Kooning, Bob Marley, Frank Gehry, George Hurrell and Franco Zeffirelli (an Emmy Award winner), among many other productions.

He produced a series of HDTV films for Sony to introduce all-digital HD video to audiences wordwide. The Astronomer’s DreamVenus UnveiledJupiter the Giant and Destination Mars were produced in collaboration with JPL/NASA/Caltech.

He produced and directed THE MAN NOBODY KNEW: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby, a feature-length documentary film on his late father, William E. Colby, former Director of the CIA, and the evolution of the CIA from OSS in World War II to today.

About the oss society

The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Society is a nonprofit organization that honors the historic accomplishments of the OSS during World War II, the first organized effort by the United States to implement a centralized system of strategic intelligence and the predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Special Operations Command, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research.

 

It educates the American public regarding the continuing importance of strategic intelligence and special operations to the preservation of freedom.

 

The OSS Society led a successful effort to have a Congressional Gold Medal - Congress’s highest civilian honor - awarded to OSS. The OSS Congressional Gold Medal Act was signed into law by President Obama on December 14, 2016. It led another successful effort to have the OSS and original CIA headquarters on Navy Hill in Washington, D.C., added to the National Register of Historic Places. It hosts the William J. Donovan Award®, the preeminent annual gathering of the U.S. Intelligence and Special Operations communities. The OSS Society is planning to build the National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations® that will honor Americans who have served at the “tip of the spear” and inspire future generations to serve their country.