April 10, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gillis Theater
Center for Leadership and Ethics, VMI
500 Anderson Dr.
Lexington, GA 24450

(540) 464-1058

FREE. The third screening of Rockbridge Historical Society's WWI Film Series, presents the dramatic, gritty representation of the United States' Meuse-Argonne Campaign, in THE LOST BATTALION.

"500 U.S. Soldiers, Trapped 5 Days Behind Enemy Lines. The Germans Gave Them Two Options: Surrender. Or Die. They chose a Third."

Facing extraordinary odds, and in the terror of a mechanized, crushing, unforgiving Great War, 'The Lost Battalion' survived the incinerating thickets of France's Argonne Forest. And their courage turned the tide to help win World War I.

The 90-minute film (Rated TV-14) will be preceded by a half hour's remarks from Director for VMI Center of Leadership and Ethics, Col. David Gray, and VMI Museum System Executive Director Keith Gibson.

In supporting RHS' commitments to local histories, no less than the Institute's long and distinct legacy, their expertise will highlight the service and sacrifice of VMI alumni, staff, and soldiers on the Western Front. They're also uniquely prepared to address all those sustaining if often overlooked logistical challenges in engineering the stateside training sites and systems, and war effort at large.

Before and after the film, you can browse artifacts brought to the event from RHS’ WWI exhibit, including research profiles prepared by current VMI cadets.

Plenty of accessible parking behind Gillis Theater, in the Center for Leadership and Ethics, on the southern end of the VMI Parade Ground.

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