THE LAST RIDGE - The Inspiring Story of the 10th Mountain Division, A Compelling PBS Documentary Based on the Book by McKay Jenkins
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10th History, Letters, Diaries & Poems
Behind the Scenes

Sadly, many young people today have not just forgotten the brave deeds of World War II, they were never taught in the first place. Read on to better understand the times, the terrain, and what the 10th faced under the most difficult circumstances.

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For the ultimate 10th Mountain history, start with this Chronicle of the 10th during World War II. It's compiled by John Imbrie, a 10th Vet, a noted scholar, and the Vice President for Data Acquisition and Research for the 10th Association to boot.

Letters form an epic record of wartime events, capturing the war's horror and revealing the deep emotions of people in the midst of a unique -- and terrible -- experience. Here are excerpts from some of the letters and diaries in the film, in addition to other text materials.

Behind the Scenes

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Go behind the scenes of The Last Ridge documentary production here. Italy Battle re-enactments included our fearless 10th soldier Sgt Cain Claxton, who summed it up best. Our 10th advisor/veteran with boots on the ground was the esteemed Bob Parker.

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We couldn't have filmed the Colorado training re-enactments without the 10th Living History Group. They'll tell you that the only idea worse than fighting in winter in mountains is filming in winter in mountains.

Battle Re-enactors

In Italy, we recruited the incredible band of Italian battle re-enactors, superbly led by our prop and master vintage military collector Giovanni Sulla. They literally hung in there when we filmed on Riva Ridge.

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Outreach, Promotion and Development for The Last Ridge have been made possible by the R.C. Baker Foundation, honoring the extraordinary legacy of World War II veterans.