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17th Airborne The Bulge to the Rhine DVD

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  • Format: DVD
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  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 48 minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Language: English
This is the story of an obscure battalion — the 681st Glider Field Artillery of the 17th Airborne. It chronicles five green, young soldiers who thought the war might end before they would see action. Instead, they enter combat on Christmas Day 1944 at the Battle of the Bulge and four months later glide over the Rhine to push forward the inevitable Allied advance. Hear Jack Fisher and four of his buddies as they describe first combat, the bone-chilling cold of a European winter, the constant fear, and the ferocious enemy. These truly were a Band of Brothers.

“What results is totally unlike the routine “I was there” documentary. The veterans provide human insights as they recall the intensity of battle, bristle at the memories of enemy ruthlessness, but crack emotionally when telling how their buddies fell in battle.” – St. Paul Pioneer Press

17th Airborne: The Bulge to the Rhine is the second film in the American Hero Series, the critically acclaimed winner of over 10 prestigious awards. The Star Tribune calls the interviews “powerful” and says, “there is nothing sanitized about these documentaries.” The Pioneer Press says, “Impressively produced and edited. ”

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