Cyclonic BombHow an Irish weather forecast won WWII

53 min
Available from 07/06/2019 to 27/06/2019

June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the epic D Day landings. This documentary tells the extraordinary true story of the most significant weather report of modern times. Through dramatised reconstructions, archive footage and contemporary interviews, the documentary uncovers the incredible story of Ireland’s unknown but critical role in WWII and how – in the summer of 1944 - the timing of the D-Day landings came to hinge on readings taken by a 21-year-old girl in a tiny remote weather station on Europe’s most westerly headland.

  • Director :
    • Gerry Gregg
  • Country :
    • Ireland
    • France
  • Year :
    • 2019