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Discussion in 'The Battle of the Bulge' started by Shadow War44, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. Shadow War44

    Shadow War44 New Member

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    During the Battle of the Bulge, some American soldiers were taken prisoner by the Germans. What followed in the months ahead was nothing less than torture. The German captors forced their Allied Prisoners on a march across Germany during one of the coldest winters on record. These men were rarely given food, in fact if they were caught attempting to forage for food, they were often shot.
    My wife and I are adapting the memoirs of a man who was one of the prisoners who survived this ordeal, into a screenplay.
     
  2. Dave War44

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    Interesting Shadow, please keep us posted !
     
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    Yes please do Shadow, also its good to know your Wife has the same interests.. :wink:
     
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    The way people had to treat POW's then and now are so much different. For that time period there was nothing wrong with treating men like this. I am so glad things have changed.
     
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    Maybe a little snippet every now and then....whet the appetite, so to speak:wink:
     
  6. Shadow War44

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    What I can tell you is that the gentlemen who wrote the memoirs is still with us, is 94 on his last birthday, and celebrated that birthday by skydiving. The book we are adapting also covers a raid set in place by none other than George S. Patton. It seems that one of the POW's was his son in law. The raid took place, and what happened was a mess. The allied raiders thought they would be rescuing about 300 prisoners. There were over 1500. They had neither the transportation, fuel, or manpower to pull off that kind of a rescue. The POWs were left with a terrible dilemma. Attempt to make it to the Allied line some 50 miles north, or go back to their captors.

    How's that? Appetite whetted a bit now?
     
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    OMG how he skydive at that age
     
  8. Dave War44

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    Yes indeed, but we're an impatient bunch, when's the next installment?:happy:

    Seriously, good luck with it, here's hoping you find some interested producers.:thumb:
     
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    come on come on shadow!

    Tell us, cant wait! Its gonna be one hell of a story when you adapt it.
     
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    Shadow,

    that is really interesting. And I must say I am impressed with your Veteran, going skydiving at that age, never would have thought it possible.

    Treatment of POWs have never been nice, I mean look at the Japanese, and Russians. Back then I think it was not the same framework in place as today, even today you see horrible treatment of POWs, just depends on where you are and who caught you.
     

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