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The True Glory

The True Glory
Directed by Garson Kanin
Carol Reed (uncredited)
Produced by Office of War Information, Ministry of Information
Starring Dwight D. Eisenhower
Release dates

27 August 1945 (UK)

4 October 1945 (USA)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English

The True Glory (1945) is a co-production of the US Office of War Information and the British Ministry of Information, documenting the victory on the Western Front, from Normandy to the collapse of the Third Reich.

Although many individuals, including screenwriter and director Garson Kanin, contributed to the film, British director Carol Reed is normally credited as the director. The film was promoted with the tagline, "The story of your victory...told by the guys who won it!" The film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

The George S. Patton.

The title is taken from a letter of Sir Francis Drake, which is quoted in a final caption: "There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the True Glory."

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