Animated Film on one of WWII’s Great Survival Stories

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This 2021 Oscar-qualifying animated short film is a true story of survival. In 1945, at 21 years of age, Lieutenant Edward Field was a navigator in the 8th Air Force during WWll. On a mission over Nazi Germany, his B-17 was shot down and crashed in the North Sea in the dead of winter. Hanging on to one of the two rafts in the freezing cold water, a decision was made that to this day has affected 96-year-old Field. A team of award-winning filmmakers (not associated with The World War II Foundation) came together from the U.S. and Poland to create this extraordinary short we are pleased to showcase on this website.