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Title:
The lost battalion
Author:
Reeve, Tom.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Distributed by New Video, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In the closing days of World War I, the men of the U.S. Army's 77th Division, 308th Battalion were surrounded by German troups in the Argonne Forest. Without food, water or reserve ammunition, cut off from supply and communication lines, and subjected to constant assaults and bombardments, they managed to hold off the enemy until they were finally rescued after five days of desperate action.
General Note:
Originally produced for television broadcast.

Special features: Bonus program from the History Channel: Dear home : letters from WWI; Rick Schroeder bio and filmography.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
ISBN:
9780767043878
UPC:
733961703993
Format :
DVD

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Based on a true story, the made-for-cable feature The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 during the final months of WWI. Assigned to capture an enemy stronghold in Charlvaux at the height of the Argonne campaign, the men of the AEF 308th Battalion, 77th Division, are led by young American major Charles Whittlesey (Rick Schroder), an inexperienced but dedicated "citizen soldier." Totally cut off from the other allied troops, unaware of their vulnerability, and barraged by "friendly fire," the 500-plus men of the 308th bravely hold their position, suffering incredible losses and unspeakable deprivations in the process -- while the battalion's superior officers, far from the firing line, callously prepare to write off the men as expendable casualties. Fairly graphic and horrifying by basic-cable standards, The Lost Battalion was filmed on-location in Luxembourg, and made its American TV debut courtesy of the A&E Channel on December 2, 2001. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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