"The Americans on Hell's Highway" Film and Discussion | Arts & Culture
In honor of Veteran’s Day, the library will present the film, “The Americans on Hell’s Highway” on Tuesday, November 13th. The film and discussion following will be held at the Wood Auditorium at the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden from 6 to 8 PM.
This film, produced by “Living Battlefields” examines the American experience during Operation Market Garden, an attempt in September of 1944 to seize a series of strategic bridges linking the Netherlands with Germany. Members of the 82nd Airborne Division met their objectives, but the campaign ended in failure.
Operation Market Garden was the largest airborne operation up to that time. It achieved initial success with the capture of several bridges; however, the failure to capture the bridge at Arnhem doomed the operation. This event was immortalized in the film “A Bridge to Far”.
The film, part of a trilogy produced by “Living Battlefields” was directed by Richard Lanni and features renowned tour guide and battlefield historian Ellwood Von Seibord, who delivers a powerful reconstruction of this campaign along with testimony of the men who did the fighting.
A discussion will follow the film. Our discussion will be led by Janson Cox, Executive Director of the South Carolina Cotton Museum. After graduating from the Citadel, Mr. Cox has spent this career in museums and public history. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.
This event is free and open to the public.