Watching the Longest Day on DVD this week reminded me of something that has always puzzled me. Why on earth are groups of Americans shown running up Omaha beach carrying large rubber dinghies? What were they planning to do with them? Incidentally one of the 'extras' on the DVD, where Darryl F. Zanuck, the film's producer returns to Normandy for the 25th Anniversary of D-Day, is both interesting and in places unintentionally hilarious. His phoney interview with a French waitress at the Cafe Gondree and his pronunciation of 'Per-gace-us Bridge' have to be seen and heard to be believed. On the other hand, his final piece to camera at the American cemetery is extremely moving.