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This film was shot entirely at the Gettysburg National Military Park, where the decisive battle of the American Civil War was fought. Leslie Nielsen narrates the story while contemporary songs and the sounds of battle are heard in the background. The sites of the various engagements, the statues of the leaders of the Northern and Southern troops, and the battlefield cemetery are featured. President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is read at the end. Written by
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A marvelous look at one of the most important turning points in American history
Shot on location at the battlesite, this short, which was nominated for two Academy Awards, uses visuals from what is now a national landmark and monument to tell the story of a critical moment in American history. Visually arresting and impressive, the cinematography is incredible for a short. The narration doesn't always flow, but it doesn't have to. This shows periodically on Turner Classic Movies and almost certainly will be run in March for the "31 Days of Oscar" festival they run each year. Most recommended.
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