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{A&E} Watch This: Saints and Soldiers Opens Another Chapter of WWII

Jenny Spencer - August 16, 2012

Sixty-eight years ago in the South of France, the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team of the Allied Forces in WWII jumped out of an airplane and landed in the history books.

After the paratroopers found themselves in enemy territory, they were caught in an immediate attack. As some tried to rendezvous with their unit, they met members of the French Résistance. Little did they know that their sacrifices for the Résistance would write their legacy on American and French hearts alike.

Adam Abel, producer of the highly acclaimed film Saints and Soldiers, has brought the story of three of these paratroopers to the big screen in his new film, Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed. Because the original Saints and Soldiers film was such a success, Abel decided to tell a new story from one of the world’s most brutal wars, World War II. 

“It’s an exploration of the humanity that exists within war, and it’s celebrating and honoring those who fought for our freedoms,” Abel says.

Based on true accounts of the paratroopers and made with authentic WWII artifacts, this latest addition to the Saints and Soldiers legacy is not a sequel nor a prequel. It’s simply another story of soldiers who sacrificed all they had to the cause of freedom—no matter how high the cost. With beautiful cinematography and action-packed battle scenes, Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed delivers another riveting chapter from just one of the many untold WWII stories. 

“We had been approached by many international distributors to do something again that related to Saints and Soldiers because it was such a success,” says Abel. “So we found another story that fits in that. As long as it’s received well and the audience enjoys it, we will continue to do Saints and Soldiers branded films.”

If there’s one thing that Abel hopes the audience will gain from this new film, it’s an appreciation of the veterans’ stories and how they apply to our world and our circumstances.

“It’s something to inspire all of us to be heroes in our own right within our own values and families,” says Abel. 

Don’t miss this film when it opens this Friday, August 17, in select theaters in Utah. Visit airbornecreed.com to learn more, and be sure to check out the movie trailer below.


© LDS Living, 2012.
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