Films and Lesson Plans

  • Survivors of Malmedy: December 1944

    1944 | War in Europe
    THE FILM: The story of the World War II massacre of 84 American soldiers in the Malmedy, Belgium area on December 17, 1944, during the opening days of the famous “Battle of the Bulge.” On December 17, 1944, after a short battle, 150 American GI’s were taken prisoner just outside the Belgian town of Malmedy...
  • The American St. Nick

    1944 | War in Europe
    THE FILM: It was 1944 in the small Luxembourg Town of Wiltz. The war had taken a heavy toll as Wiltz had been a center of resistance and suffered brutal reprisals. People were shot in the town square and men were forced into the German army or sent to concentration camps. The German occupation lasted...
  • World War II: Saving the Reality

    1939 | War in Europe
    THE FILM: From the Holocaust to the dropping of the Atomic bombs, this film tells the story of an individual who owned the largest private collection of World War II artifacts in the world. Over 50 interviews with veterans and survivors of the war help tell the story of the meaning of the over 7,000...
  • Omaha Beach: Honor and Sacrifice

    1944 | War in Europe
    THE FILM: On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the green 29th Infantry Division faced some of the most brutal fighting on Omaha Beach. Perhaps the worst area on the beach was Dog Green, directly in front of strong points guarding the Vierville draw and under heavy flanking fire from emplacements to the west, near Pointe de...
  • Navy Heroes of Normandy

    1944 | War in Europe
    THE FILM: Chronicles the building and dedication of the first-ever United States Navy monument in Normandy, France. Dozens of interviews with Navy D-Day veterans are included. New England region Emmy Awards for writing and photography. Narrated by Dug Joy. CLASSROOM RESOURCES: Each of our documentary films has a corresponding quiz or essay question for use...
  • Maggie’s War

    1942 | War in Europe
    THE FILM: We follow 82nd Airborne veteran James “Maggie” Megellas from Wisconsin to Europe where he fought in some of the most savage battles of World War II. “Maggie” is the most decorated officer in the history of the famed 82nd Airborne Division. Narrated by Tom Kane. CLASSROOM RESOURCES: Each of our documentary films has...
  • Dick Winters: “Hang Tough”

    1944 | War in Europe
    THE FILM: Tells the story of the building and dedication of the Richard D. Winters Leadership monument in Normandy, France in June of 2012. The film focuses on the leader of World War II’s “Band of Brothers” and the leadership skills he possessed. A never before seen interview with the late Major Winters is utilized,...
  • Day of Days : June 6 1944

    1944 | War in Europe
    THE FILM: They were the best the United States had to offer and on June 6, 1944, their nation sent them through the gates of Hell in Normandy, France. The 70th anniversary of which will be recognized this June. They fought inland and on Utah Beach and faced murderous MG-42 machine-gun fire, mortars, and artillery...
  • D-Day: The Price of Freedom

    1944 | War in Europe
    THE FILM: Five D-Day veterans return to France decades after they landed on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Each has his own unique story,, and they take us to the places where they fought and where the memories remain all too vivid, even to this very day. In their journey, they visit the American cemetery in...
  • D-Day Over Normandy

    1944 | War in Europe
    THE FILM: Narrated by the only 6-time Super Bowl-winning head coach in NFL history, the New England Patriots Bill Belichick. The World War II Foundation hired one of France’s top aerial Drone camera companies to film some of the most iconic locations in Normandy from D-Day. The result is some of the most spectacular scenes...
  • D-Day at Pointe-du-Hoc

    1944 | War in Europe
    THE FILM: The incredible story of the U.S. Army’s 2nd Ranger Battalion, led by Lt. Col. James Earl Rudder, who climbed and assaulted the 100-foot-high cliffs of Pointe-du-Hoc on June 6, 1944, where 6 German cannons were supposed to be located. The 155mm guns, situated roughly halfway between Omaha and Utah Beach, had to be...
  • Above and Beyond

    1943 | War in Europe
    THE FILM: The Incredible Escape of Jewish-American B-17 Pilot Bruce Sundlun from Nazi-Occupied Europe in World War II. During overseas active duty beginning in June 1943 Bruce Sundlun, a Jewish-American college student, served as a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot in the England-based 384th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force at Grafton-Underwood Air Base. Sundlun’s...
  • A Promise to My Father

    1939 | The Holocaust
    THE FILM: Re-trace the steps of Holocaust survivor Israel Arbeiter as he returns to Poland and Germany for the final time to look for items buried in 1939 in the basement of his old home in Plock, Poland as the German army advanced. We also travel with “Izzy” to Treblinka death camp where his parents...
  • A Company of Heroes

    1944 | War in Europe
    THE FILM: They were the “other” Band of Brothers. A Company of Heroes features interviews with many of the men not focused on in the book “Band of Brothers” by Stephen Ambrose or in the television mini-series by the same name. Never before seen video and photos are also included in this film. Narrated by...
  • Eagles of Mercy

    1944 | War in Europe
    THE FILM: Two American 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles) medics caught in a church in Normandy, France during the opening hours of D-Day. Outside a savage battle raged all around them. The church changed hands several times with American and German forces over-running the village of Angoville-au-Plain. Inside the small church, the wounded wore both Allied...