World of Warships Frog Fathers

World of Warships Frog Fathers
World of Warships Frog Fathers

New Documentary From World of Warships “Frog Fathers: Lessons From the Normandy Surf” Commemorates the 80th Anniversary of D-Day

The documentary, created in collaboration with FORCE BLUE, honors the unsung heroes of naval special warfare, kicking off a week of activities to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day

World of Warships, the world’s leading naval battle MMO video game, and FORCE BLUE, a marine conservation and NAVY veteran non-profit organization, are pleased to announce their documentary, “Frog Fathers: Lessons From the Normandy Surf.” This documentary, narrated by actor John C. McGinley, delves into the heroic journey of the Naval Combat Demolition Units, known today as the Navy SEALs. The community premiere is scheduled to take place on the World of Warships Twitch channel as part of the Longest Night of Museums stream, while the TV premiere on MagellanTV is scheduled for June 4 for all subscribers. The film will also be available on World of Warships’ YouTube channel. To further commemorate the 80th anniversary of this historic military operation, fans can look forward to additional in-game content, and they can tune into a special D-Day-themed Longest Night of Museums tour scheduled to take place on June 1 on the World of Warships Twitch channel.

Frog Fathers: Lessons From the Normandy Surf

The new documentary follows the story of four Navy SEAL veterans as they visit the beaches of Normandy in France to pay homage to the bravery and valor of their predecessors who participated in the World War II invasion. As this year marks the 80th anniversary of the battle, these veterans explore the sacrifices made by their brethren and its significance as it relates to the modern armed services. The SEAL vets also examine the legacy of the battle, what it means to them, and what they hope to pass down to future generations of veterans.

Developed in collaboration with FORCE BLUE, this project showcases Wargaming’s continued efforts to preserve naval history. The film was screened earlier this month at a special event in New York City. After the showing, a panel moderated by World War II expert Claire Barrett discussed the making of the film with star Steve “Gonzo” Gonzalez, director and editor Bob Whitney, Wargaming’s regional publishing director Artur Plociennik, and narrator John C. McGinley.

“Frog Fathers: Lessons From the Normandy Surf” is available to watch on MagellanTV and World of Warships YouTube channel from June 4, 2024.

Longest Night of Museums 2024

In addition to this documentary premiere event, World of Warships is going to stream the fourth annual Longest Night of Museums on June 1, at 16:00 UTC, on the World of Warships Twitch and YouTube

channels. With tours showcasing the special stories of naval museum ships’ involvement in D-Day, viewers can get a glimpse into the involvement of the HMS Belfast; LST-325; and the only surviving example of a German vessel—torpedo ship S-130—from the Wheatcroft Collection.

Alongside these tours will be specially crafted Twitch Drops, as well as guest appearances and documentary showings, including “Frog Fathers: Lessons From the Normandy Surf” and “Normandy: 0530 Hours” from World of Warships and another film from MagellanTV. Amongst the guests, Tyler Pitrof from the U.S Naval History and Heritage Command will share special anecdotes about the Longest Day.

Relive D-Day Through the Operation Neptune Historical Game Mode

To mark the 80th anniversary of the historic storming of Normandy, three new Operations are sailing into the game alongside the brand-new Normandy Port. Lasting two weeks each, this new event battle type allows up to six players to compete in a Division helming Tier V–VII ships. Players who complete missions in addition to these Operations will receive Stars, which can be used to unlock special progression tracks holding special rewards, including historical Commanders, camouflages, and patches.

The first Operation kicks off on May 29 and tasks players to command an Allied vanguard on its approach to Utah Beach. Enemy forces are ready to defend the location, and it’s up to players to suppress the coastal defenses so that the invasion groups can safely approach the beach.

World of Warships will also be participating in Portsmouth Armed Forces Day in the UK on June 8, offering visitors a photobooth, game stations with a special D-Day mode, and panel discussions to enjoy.

About World of Warships

World of Warships is a free, historical, online combat PC game from Wargaming. With its massive fleet of most iconic war vessels, including five different ship classes and strategically designed environment, World of Warships provides the ultimate naval warfare gaming experience, suitable for everyone. Thanks to its largest collection of historically accurate ships available to play, World of Warships prides itself as a digital ship museum and a focal point for naval history enthusiasts. New thematic content and innovative game modes are being added on a regular basis, providing a diverse and exciting gameplay to its broad player base.

One franchise – multiple platforms

After the successful launch of World of Warships on PC, its unique gameplay and design has been adapted to bring free massive naval battles to other platforms with World of Warships: Legends available on PlayStation, Xbox, iOS, and Android, and World of Warships Blitz available on iOS and Android mobile devices.

About Wargaming

Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Operating since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the gaming industry. Its 16 offices around the world include studios in Chicago, Prague, Shanghai, Tokyo, Vilnius, Belgarde, and Kyiv. Millions of players enjoy Wargaming's titles across all major gaming platforms. Its flagship products include the free-to-play hits World of Tanks, World of Tanks Blitz, World of Warships, World of Warships: Legends, and World of Warships Blitz.


Founded in 2016, FORCE BLUE is the only nonprofit organization in the world that retrains and redeploys former Special Operations veterans and military-trained combat divers to work alongside scientists and environmentalists on marine conservation missions.

Harkening back to the days of Jacques Cousteau and the French frogmen he trained, FORCE BLUE has assembled a cadre of elite military veterans with the aptitude and ability to achieve great things on the conservation front—and the visibility to let the world know about it. Through its composition and commitment, FORCE BLUE is building a model of caring, cooperation, and positive change with the power to restore lives and the planet

Source: Wargaming - World of Warships

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