Tag: Brothers in Arms

“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade”: The D-Day Landings in Video Games

The seas are rough, the landing craft crash through the waves, and the ramps lower to meet a wall of German machine gun fire that scythes through the soldiers packed into the small boats. As corpses fall into the water, dying it red, the player advances, trying to seek some sort of protection. So begins a typical level in many video games whose focus is the Second World War—the invasion of Normandy, France. D-Day: June 6, 1944.… Read the rest