It's a film that Chase Brandon, a 30 year veteran operative of the CIA, has proclaimed "one of the greatest untold stories of World War II." "An extraordinary film," says U.S. Congressman Michael Bilirakis, who was so moved by the story that he hosted a special preview screening for fellow members of Congress in Washington D.C. It has been acquired for exhibition by America's national World War II museum, The National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, and beginning on September 9, the film will begin a worldwide tour of limited engagements in theaters across America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. And yet its subject is one most Americans have never heard of. "The 11th Day" chronicles the story of the men, women, and children of the Cretan civilian resistance movement and their relentless battle against Nazi occupation forces from 1941-1945-a battle which inspired Churchill to proclaim, "Until now, we knew that Greeks were fighting like heroes; from now on we shall say that the heroes...Written by
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Historically accurate and realistic presentation. A very moving documentary about the Cretan Resistance in the Second World War.
The only documentary that has made any effort to record historically important aspects of how the Greeks of Crete resisted the German invasion and occupation during and after the Battle of Crete.
Key participants and contributors of that resistance from Crete, the UK, the USA as well as participants of the German invasion and occupation force talk about their experiences.
The dedication of the director to recreate history stands out. Some of the sequences were filmed in the exact same location as the original events. Original uniforms, weapons and artifacts were used to make each sequence as real and original as possible.
A very accurate and realistic presentation. For those with any appreciation/understanding of the Cretan Resistance during World War II a very moving recreation.
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