Eagles of Mercy

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Eagles of Mercy


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What these two American medics did on D-Day may surprise you. Hear their story in this film from the World War II Foundation.
Disk Count: 1
Video Format: Standard
Run Time: Approx. 50 minutes


D-Day: June 6, 1944. American medics Robert Wright and Kenneth Moore from the 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles) set up an aid station inside a small 12th-Century church in Normandy, France. They’re there to treat wounded American soldiers. Outside, battle rages. All that protects the two medics is a flag with a red cross on the door of the church and armbands identifying them as healers.

Over the next 36 hours, Wright and Moore help anyone brought into the church—wounded American and German soldiers are placed together on pews to be treated. Seven decades later, the blood of the injured remains visible on the original pews as a reminder of the compassion, courage and humanity shown there.

Hear from the heroes themselves as they recount their experience in this moving documentary film from the World War II Foundation.

Product Features:

• Hear an incredible story from D-Day: June 6, 1944

• See photographs from the church where two American medics put hate aside and became heroes 

• Hear from the heroes themselves as they share their World War II story

• Go to the 12th-Century church in Normandy, France, where it all happened

• A film from the World War II Foundation