The Lost Battalion

The Lost Battalion

DVD - 2002
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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.


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Nov 04, 2015

Dick "Ricky" Schroder heads an outstanding cast of performances in this historical depiction of the U.S. 77th Division's 308th infantry battalion's role in the final offensive of WWI. Well-acted, well-directed, and well-filmed, this movie is replete with high war drama, tension between the high command and the troops in the trenches, and the heroic stand of ordinary doughboys from the big cities to the sticks, to the immigrants and farm boys who united as friends as only battle can unite men. The movie avoids the politics of the times, focusing instead of the drama of the battalion as a whole, its impact within the bigger picture of the final offensive, and the interaction of the individuals who fought and died for one another and the nation. Ranks high as one of my favorite modern era war films.

kevfarley Mar 23, 2012

This great documentary plays like a feature film !! ,..and could be considered as one of the "10 Best Reality War Movies".( Such as "Zulu", etc )


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