In 1944, the U.S. Army and Allied forces plan a stupendous invasion landing in Normandy, France. Despite bad sick, General Eisenhower gives the okay and the Allies capture at Normandy. Mixed Norma Cota (Robert Mitchum) travels with his men onto Omaha Strand. With much effort, and lost life, they get off the strand, traveling the sea into French territory. The German military, due to arrogance, ignorance and a sleeping Adolf Hitler, delay their response to the Allied landing, with crippling results.