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Hallowed Grounds
Hallowed Grounds
Actor: Peter Thomas
Director: Robert Uth
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2009     1hr 0min

This hour-long visits America s overseas military cemeteries. Few Americans know there are twenty-three American World War I and World War II military cemeteries in eight different countries. Each of these commemorative pl...  more »


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Actor: Peter Thomas
Director: Robert Uth
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Travel, Television, Educational, Military & War
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 06/23/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Between the crosses row on row
wogan | Indiana&Maryland- U.S.A. | 11/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"`Hallowed Grounds' tells the story of the American cemeteries overseas that serve as the final resting place for those killed since 1917, WWI and the years after. There are 24 cemeteries that are a reminder to those on whose soil Americans fought.
This documentary is a splendid example of how these cemeteries not only honor the dead but are also for the living. The narration and filming capture the heart of the hallowed grounds. If you have never walked through one of them, you have missed one of the most moving experiences in the world. They are indeed a symbol of peace and the price of war.
The film gives short narrations of battles and the nearby cemeteries from France and Belgium to the Pacific; of course not all can be covered in this one DVD. Some examples of the men and women who are buried there are given. It would be hard not to be moved watching this. The surrounding countrymen's impressions and visits as well as those of visiting Americans are shown. Students of history and veterans would be well served by viewing this.
This is the next best thing to visiting where these men and women died far from home. These are some of the most peaceful places on earth and the film serves this spirit well. It is almost impossible not to shed a tear."
Well Done PBS
N. Douglas | Hamilton, OH | 11/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a well done video. Unlike the constant reports of how everyone in Europe and the world hates Americans, this progarm shows how we are not hated by all but actually revered by many. There are the same holiday ceremonies in foreign lands which recognize our men and women who died for (their) freedom. Classes of school children are taken on field trips to the American Memorial Cemeteries they have built to honor our dead military heroes. Very much worth watching and owning. Interesting things I never knew."
Hallelujahs for Hallowed Grounds documentary
Paul N. Rumery | Jacksonville, N.C. USA | 10/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Hallowed Grounds film, superbly done by PBS, is a wonderful walk through the cemetaries on foriegn soil of those who gave the last full measure to our country while serving in the uniform of our nation. It is respectfully and tastefully produced and sends chills down the spine when one sees the enormity of the monuments and the markers that represent the best and the bravest our society had to offer. This DVD should be in every American home!"
Touching, Somber
M. Thomas | PTC, GA | 08/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a well documented review of the (ABMC)American Battles Monument Commision's role in honoring the war dead of WW1 and WW2. The video begins with an overview of the worldwide locations of the various cemeteries then focuses on each particular location. There are several personal interest stories embedded within the narrative as well as interviews with veterans, locals, and ABMC administrators. There is no shock and awe here just a somber, well done story about America's war dead."