Wednesday, April 4, 2012

THE AMERICAN ROAD TO VICTORY: National Infantry Foundation Joins Forces with Livingbattlefield on DVD Set & PBS Broadcasts

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new cinematic/academic partnership.
The National Infantry Foundation is excited to announce our partnership with Livingbattlefield, the production team behind the gruondbreaking World War II film series, The American Road to Victory. (read the official press release here)

The series has already been seen on over 1,200 broadcasts through PBS affiliates nationwide, as well as numerous screenings in public libraries across the country. On Veterans Day 2011, we presented the third film in the series, The Americans in the Bulge, on our IMAX screen and hosted a Q&A session with a panel of WWII veterans and the film director Richard Lanni.

The American Road to Victory trilogy chronicles the decisive actions that made victory in Europe possible – D-Day, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge – through a combination of striking visuals and detailed historical research. The films are presented by colorful historian Ellwood von Seibold, one of Europe’s leading battlefield guides and an honorary officer in the U.S. Army. To bring history alive, each film features rare archive footage and powerful interviews with combat veterans, seamlessly integrated with computer-generated imagery and historical reenactment.
“We knew, after screening one of the films in our theater on Veterans Day, that we wanted to be a part of this," says National Infantry Foundation president Ben Williams. "The films represent a great example of everything we stand for – real history for families. "

Standing outside the gates of the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is a testament to the courage and sacrifice of the American Soldier, educating the public and preserving the Army’s legacy while also offering unique opportunities for entertainment to the military and civilian communities, including the region’s only IMAX 3D Theatre. The museum is operated by the non-profit organization, the National Infantry Foundation.
The museum operates solely through your contributions, inluding online donations and IMAX ticket purchases!

"This is such an honor for us," said Livingbattlefield CEO Heidi Lanni. "Receiving support from such an important national institution tells us that our decision to work outside the box of traditional war documentaries – to look at war from the foxhole level – was the right one to make.”

As home of the Army’s most rigorous training and indoctrination programs since the early 20th century ­– including the Infantry, Armor, Ranger, and Officer Candidate Schools – Fort Benning has been responsible for the training of millions of American heroes, including many of the WWII veterans featured in the American Road to Victory series.

Currently, the films are available for private screenings as part of a National Infantry Museum tour package; stay tuned for additional information about special public screenings, PBS broadcast schedules and a special Collector’s Edition box set.


The National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center

1775 Legacy Way | Columbus, GA 31903 | 706.685.5800

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