Maggie’s War: A True Story of Courage, Leadership and Valour in World War II (2012)


Introduction

We follow 94 year old 82nd Airborne veteran James Maggie Megellas from Wisconsin to Europe where he fought in some of the most savage battles of World War II. Maggie is the most decorated officer in the history of the famed 82nd Airborne Division.

Outline

James Megellas, affectionately known as “Maggie,” led H-Company of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment through some of the most horrific battles and deadliest missions of World War II, including the Battle of Anzio, Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. Maggie’s War chronicles the evolution of a citizen into a fearless platoon leader, and the transformation of a young man into the most highly decorated officer in the history of the famed 82nd Airborne Division. Seven decades later, cameras follow Megellas, now a retired Lieutenant Colonel, on an emotional return to Europe with a small group of family, friends and 82nd Airborne veterans. Together they visit old battlefields and war memorials and encounter Dutch citizens still grateful for their sacrifice.

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s):
  • Director(s):
  • Producer(s):
    • Tim Grey … producer.
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  • Production:
    • TMW Media Group.
  • Distributor(s):
    • American Public Television.
  • Release Date: 2012.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 58 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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