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The Lost Battalion (1919)

 -  Drama | War  -  2 July 1919 (USA)
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A battalion of the U.S. Army's 77th Division penetrates deep into the Argonne Forest of France during the First World War. The battalion becomes surrounded and holds out for six long days, ... See full summary »

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Robert Alexander ...
Himself (as Major General Robert Alexander)
George G. McMurtry ...
Himself (as Major George G. McMurtry)
Charles W. Whittlesey ...
Himself (as Lt. Col. Charles W. Whittlesey)
William J. Cullen ...
Himself (as Capt. William J. Cullen)
Arthur F. McKeogh ...
Himself - Adjutant to Lt. Col. Whittlesey (as Lieutenant Arthur F. McKeogh)
Augustus Kaiser ...
Himself (as Lieut. Augustus Kaiser)
Jack Hershkowitz ...
Himself (as Private Jack Hershkowitz)
Philip Cepaglia ...
Himself (as Corporal Philip Cepaglia)
Herman J. Bergasse ...
Himself (as Sergeant Herman J. Bergasse)
J.J. Munson ...
Himself (as Private J.J. Munson)
Abraham Krotoshinisky ...
Himself (as Private Abraham Krotoshinisky)
Jack McLean ...
The Kicker
Gaston Glass ...
Richard Merwin's Son
Marion Coakley ...
Nancy Brystal - Richard Merwin's Ward
Lieutenant Jordan ...
Himself - An Officer Friend
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A battalion of the U.S. Army's 77th Division penetrates deep into the Argonne Forest of France during the First World War. The battalion becomes surrounded and holds out for six long days, awaiting reinforcement and rescue. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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As much as possible, the enactment of the events were made with the original people who survived. Actual maps and documents were used in the film, which was authorized by the U.S. Government. Some footage by the U.S. Signal Corps was also used in the film. See more »

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Even Signal Corp documentary of patriotic WW1 actions
11 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

This Signal Corp documentary and re-enactment presents a patriotic portrayal of the heros of the "Lost Battalion" of the 77th division. They were out of contact and relieved after 6 days of heavy fighting in the Argonne Forest during October 1918. The real hero is Bon Ami who received a Distinguished Service Cross for her heroism as a carrier pigeon.


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