"My job was to kill Japanese, and that's what I did."
"Bill Jones and Andy Petrus are the two
toughest 85-year-olds you've ever met.
Together, these life-long friends fought 3,000 Japanese in a
secret Alaskan invasion during World War II. Now, 60 years
later, these two forgotten heroes embark on an intense and
emotional journey back to the remote Aleutian island of
Attu, where they relive the brutal 19-day battle that the
American government kept secret.
As Bill and Andy retrace their steps over this desolate,
untouched battlefield -- a living museum littered with
crashed airplanes, collapsing buildings, and unexploded
bombs -- the line between past and present begins to blur
and long-forgotten memories resurface with moving force.
Red White Black & Blue isn’t just one soldier’s story
-- it is the story of every solider who faces an enemy he
does not understand and returns home with scars that are
slow to heal." Tom Putnam
“RED WHITE BLACK & BLUE” WILL HAVE ITS
BROADCAST PREMIERE ON THE EMMY AWARD-WINNING PBS SERIES "INDEPENDENT
ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2007 AT 10PM EST,
IN CONJUNCTION WITH VETERAN’S DAY
"In 1942, 3,000
Japanese troops invaded the Aleutian Island of Attu in
Alaska, the only invasion of American soil since the War of
1812. Sixty years later, two U.S. soldiers who fought on the
remote island journey back to one of the worst battles of
World War II, where they relive the 19-day combat that the
American government kept secret. This WWII Documentary Tells
the Forgotten Story of the Japanese Invasion of the Aleutian
Island of Attu, Through the Eyes of Two Veterans Who Lived
Through the Deadly Battle." PBS
"With unerring visual acumen, Red White
Black & Blue rescues the battle from oblivion while
asking how 4,000 dead soldiers became an obscure footnote in
The PBS presentation will show only 53 minutes
of the original documentary in order to fit their timeframe.
To view the full 86 minutes, along with 40 minutes of extra
bonus material, order the DVD version now!