Battle of the bulge 2017 film
Battle: The Story of the Bulge by John TolandThe perspective of 15 years, painstaking research, thousands of interviews, extensive analysis and evaluation, and the creative talent of John Toland [paint] the epic struggle on an immense canvas. . . . Toland writes with the authority of a man who was there. . . . He tastes the bitterness of defeat of those who surrendered and writes as if he had the benefit of the eyes and ears of soldiers and generals on the other side of the line. . . . If you could read only one book to understand generals and GIs and what their different wars were like this is the book.-Chicago Sunday Tribune John Toland has written numerous books on World War II, including Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath. Carlo DEste is the author of Patton: A Genius for War and other works.
The Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the Bulge Trailer
Now, the series was meticulously researched, and not only were military experts consulted on everything from uniforms to hatches to bullets, but the men of Easy Company were there virtually every step of the way. When Major Dick Winters died a few years ago, Tom Hanks did an interview about him after his service. He related how when initially talking to Winters, Hanks told him that in the best of movies you can hope for maybe twelve percent accuracy. In this case, we were going for seventeen, Hanks said he told the veteran officer. When the film finally came out, most of the veterans were satisfied, but a number of them pointed out some glaring errors in memoirs they wrote after the series had been out for a time. Still, virtually all of them were satisfied that the overall result depicted their personalities, the events and the sight and sounds accurately enough.
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Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. As seating is limited, pre-registration is required. The premiere showing of Battle of the Bulge will include displays of World War II uniforms, letters, equipment, flags and other items. There will be a light reception following the film. Parking is limited at the Memorial due to construction expansion but additional free parking will be available in the VHDA lot next door at South Belvidere Street.