Aired 2005-06. Presented by the Southern Baptist Broadcast Communications Group On June 6, 1944, the greatest military operation in the history of the world succeeded in landing over 150,000 Allied troops on the beaches of northern France. Before the battle of Normandy was won in late August, these troops endured some of the most costly fighting of World War II. Overlord: A Mighty Host looked back sixty years on this awesome military event from the point of view of soldiers, sailors, and paratroopers who were involved in the invasion. The documentary examined the role of faith in the lives of these men — on that day in 1944 and today.