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An Ordinary Lad

 

Ted Eaglen is the last living pathfinder of the 8th Battalion the Parachute regiment. He volunteered for the pathfinders under the command of the legendary Lt Colonel Alistair Pearson (The Monarch Of The Woods). Ted set off for Normandy late on the 5th of June with his fellow pathfinders their job was to mark the drop zone with Very lights which would guide in the main parachute assault.
(running time 40 minutes approx)

 

A Green Devil 

Alexander Uhlig was a highly decorated  member of the famous Fallschirmjaeger Regiment 6…”The Lions of Carentan” (as seen in Band of Brothers)
Having seen action in Narvik and Crete he won his knights Cross in Normandy. He was involved in a rare act of humanity at the battle of St Germain sur Seves and escaped from a British prisoner of war camp, making his way home to Leipzig. He was never re-captured.
(running time 40 minutes approx). Due for release in both Pal and NTSC formats, 2009.
Sadly Alexander Uhlig passed away in January 2009 and all at WW2 Reflections want to express their deepest sympathy to his family.

The Americans on Hell’s Highway

Preliminary shooting for this production will start on September 17th in Holland ,when our crew will capture some of the 65th anniversary commemorations including veterans dropping in by parachute at Groesbeek , veterans making the Waal river crossing at Nijmegen and celebrations and parades in both Eindhovenand Nijmegen.

Filming of the battlefield tour will commence on October 5th ,it will feature action on the Drop Zones , the taking of the Grave bridge , British XXX Corps advance from Belgium to link up with the 101st at Eindhoven ,the blowing of the bridge at Son in the face of the 506th p.i.r ,actions on Hell?s Highway and the final dramatic seizure of the Bridge at Nijmegen by the 82nd airborne and British Armored units.

Ellwood will be traveling in his famed Dodge command car ?Deadly Di?, he will takes us on a ride in a Sherman tank ,cross the Waal river by boat , cross streets and rooftops in Nijmegen and explain in his inimitable action packed way, how all the American objectives were achieved ,but how the any jubilation was short lived, as the British advance stalled on the north side of the Nijmegen bridge and the courageous paratroopers of the British Ist airborne division ,who had held out against 2 mighty SS panzer divisions for 10 days , were never relieved.

Failures of intelligence , tactical blunders and a complete underestimation of theenemies will to fight all feature heavily in this production. We will be joined by veterans of the campaign , whose first hand on the ground experiences will bring a sobering reality to the film.

With unseen archive footage , re-enactment ,special effects and music from John Addison (A Bridge too Far), The Americans on Hell?s Highway will be anotherunmissable tour on The American road to VE Day.

Posted in other films 5 months, 1 week ago at 11:19 am.

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