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The Battle of Gettysburg (1955)

Approved  |   |  Documentary, Short, History  |  1955 (USA)
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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 David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
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Who needs actors when you've got statues!
25 October 2000 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

This bizarre little educational short attempts to tell the story of the battle of Gettysburg without a single live actor appearing on screen. Leslie Nielsen narrates as we are treated to footage of empty fields, cannons, and statues of Civil War Heroes. Some sequences are quite informative, though a long way from being entertaining. This is probably a film better suited to Civil War enthusiasts than the average viewer.


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