The Lost Battalion

Synopsis: In 1918 in World War I, in the Meuse-Argonne Sector in France, the former New York lawyer and Major Charles White Whittlesey is assigned by Gen. Robert Alexander to a massive suicidal attack against the German forces in the Argonne Forest with his five-hundred-man battalion. However, the forces supposed to be giving support through the flanks retreat and the communications with the headquarter of the 77th American Division are cut. Major Wittlesey holds his position with his men, mostly Irish, Polish, Italian and Jewish immigrants from New York, surrounded by the German army. Without food, water, ammunition and medical supplies, only two hundred men survive after five days of siege.
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Director(s): Russell Mulcahy
Production: A&E Television Networks
  Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
92 min

The film is based on a true

history from the First World War.

Americans went with the British

and the French against the Germans.

They felt they were fighting

to ensure democracy.

Button jackets.

Commandment People...

Patrol on the way in! Guy!

Running... Come on.


Get him covered.

- Good morning, Captain.

- General Alexander will speak to you.

- What's happening?

- The planning something big.


Gentlemen... Colonel.

Three divisions,

two American and one French--

attacker Argonnesektoren.

Argonne Forest.

Whittlesey. Their division occupies

and defend Charlevaux mill.

May I speak freely, sir?

I lost a division in the morning.

- We have to live with acceptable losses.

- Artillery report, sir.

Acceptable losses?

It's suicide

attacking unprepared.

Why does no one else is?

- Studied the tactics of law?

- We need to be supplied.

We need food,

ammunition, medicines...

Whose fault is it? I know

Their political position, Major.

They belong Wilson

anti-war faction...

...who made sure

we were unprepared for war.

- Is there anything else?

- I'm looking batallionen into the Argonne.

But I doubt you see me

or my people again.

Now we get to see

what our New York lawyer can.

Captain, make sure substitutes,

we need all hands.

These birds do not seem to

fly around the neighborhood.

"To our brave young men,

from the Ladies bird association."

We will not send you, friend,

you look too small out.

Do not worry, Cher Ami.

You're gonna be okay.

- Lieutenant Leak?

- Yes, sir!

I'm Captain McMurtry.

Welcome to the 308th

There must have been a mistake, I should

to a Texas unit, these are from NY

- I do not understand their bysprog.

- It is not necessary.

They have to understand you.

Shout names up and get them in the car.

Athan... Athenasikos.

- Yodder?

- Yoder.

- Le... Lepasta? Lepasti!

- Lipasti.

- Krodo .. sha...

- Krotoshinsky.

Why do they call New Yorkers

all" friend"?

- You're not from the city.

- I'm from Big Fork, Montana.

- Think that the military takes rednecks.

- What do you mean?

Save it for the Germans!

- What's he saying?

- That you might want to buy a bridge.

Brooklyn Bridge! Are there others?

What kind of an army?

Do I have flown all the way to France

and surrounded by hicks.

Oh god...


- Rosen, Cepaglia! Jump up, we are running now.

- Not us, we must be in jail.

Major will have all the.

Is it OK MP'ere?

We took them on their way into a brothel,

they are deloused,.. they smell better than the rest

in the trenches.

- What's up, Sergeant?

- We're in a parade in Paris.

Remember to take the medals on.

Find a hole to live in.

And do not do anything.

You, here answers turkeys fire.

Look, the Germans attacking

rarely at night.

They send a maximum of patrols out,

them I take care of.

Try to rest and get some hot food,

so I learn you something tomorrow.

It's not so bad,

we just doll heads.

Thank you.

- Are the boys in place?

- Yes.

It is an appropriate expression.

- What do you think of the general's plan?

- I am a professional soldier.

- I do not think.

- That I do not want to hear.

You need to consider how we take

mill, without killing all the boys.

I look to the new.

- Lieutenant.

- Good morning, sir.

- Here we do not salute.

- I'm sorry, sir.

- My officers shave every day.

- I'm sorry, sir.

- You say too often apology.

- We came quite late yesterday...

I'm not interested

in excuses or explanations.

Lndtag your positions and make sure

all supplies and ammunition.

Right uniforms and remove dry

socks on, if you guys have any.

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