Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2009
Filming to start in September for Part 2 of The Battlefield Tour Series The Americans on D-Day to VE Day. The Americans D-Day to VE Day and will feature popular Battle Tour Guide Host Ellwood von Seibold
"I feel privileged to have this opportunity to present these tours,which help people understand just what these valiant soldiers went through," said Ellwood von Seibold, who has been hired by WW2 Reflections to present the whole series. Filming for Part 2 of the Battlefield Tour Series The Americans on D-Day to VE Day begins in September and is epxected to be completed just in time for the 66th Anniversary of D-Day in June.
The Film will include: The Americans at Hells Highway (Operation Market Garden) with Presenter Ellwood von Seibold guiding viewers through the U.S paratroopers actions in Holland, WW2 Reflections recently filmed the entire St. Mere Eglise ceremonies on the 65th Annivesary of D-Day, where the French Government handed out medal of valors and recognized soldiers for one of the worst battles in War history.
Addtional , the battle tour film will include the daylight drop zones, the bridges that were taken and held and the famous Waal river crossing of the 504 p.i.r are some of the actions that will be featured . Veterans of the campaign will add to excitement of the battlefield tour,which continues to chart the American forces advance from D-Day to VE day.
Earlier this year the premiere of The Americans on D-Day was shown at the American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood, CA, where all the military dignitaries involved in the film and who provided testimony in the first film series provided more stories of valor.
The American Legion has posted exclusive footage Online filmed by WW2 Reflections, Dublin, Ireland, of the 65th anniversary ceremonies of D-Day in St. Mere Eglise, Normandy, France.
At the epicenter of D-Day anniversary activities each year is the small town of Ste. Mere Eglise, made famous by the 1962 hit movie "The Longest Day." Each year, even today, veterans, historians, tourists and re-enactors swarm to the Normandy town to see history come alive. Active-duty paratroopers jump from C-130s in the countryside surrounding the town. Parades, wreath-laying ceremonies and activities at the town's Airborne Museum.
"2,000 D-Day Soldiers are dying at an alarming rate each month," explained Film Director Richard Lanni, who is shooting a European military events pro bono for the American Legion.
The stars of the world's largest production - a film on the invasion of Normandy, "The Americans on D-Day," premiered in the French language earlier this year. (May 07, 2007.) Several hundred local officials, visiting military dignitaries and stars of the film attended.
"We decided to show it in St. Mere Eglise, Normandy, because it was the first town to be liberated," explained Richard D. Lanni, film director, WW2 Reflections, Dublin, Ireland. "We are thrilled with The American Legion's support, endorsement and now posting of our historical recordings of the French government ceremonies honoring veterans for those heroic days."
In April, about 100 people saw the film in Hollywood at the American Legion Post #43, Hollywood, CA. "It was well done, and the reproduction of the Normandy scenes were pretty darn powerful, and the overlays of graphics were very good," said Adj. Finance Officer Terry Duddy, American Legion Hollywood Post 43. "It was well received by our members attending here. We have posted a link for DVD sales, and five dollars goes to paralyzed veterans on each film sale on our website (http://tinyurl.com/mcnh9v).
Film Director Lanni, who appeared on the Joey Reynolds Show, WOR AM, New York, said, "It was an honor to be in America to salute U.S. soldiers on this 65th anniversary and to show our film that captures an accurate and powerful illustration of D-Day."
Also attending the French premiere was battle film Star Ellwood von Seibold, who has spent the last five years giving tours in Normandy. "D-Day became a focus point of my interest in life, and I decided to live a dream and move to France and take people all around these areas," explained Seibold.
"The Americans On D-Day provides an exciting insight into one of the most pivotal events of the 20th century," said Captain Dye, who was a drilled sergeant in Vietnam and told the Hollywood crowd "I'm really proud to have a hand in this effort and film that provides a foxhole-level view of what happened in Normandy on June 6, 1944."
"I've seen a lot of tour videos that purport to give viewers an insight into what gallant Americans endured and accomplished on D-Day, but this one really hits the mark. The Americans on D-Day provides a stirring, GI-level look at one of the most momentous battles of World War II," explained Dye.
It was WW2-Reflections' first tour film for its parent company, Labyrinth Media & Publishing Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland. Labyrinth specializes in WW II battlefield tour DVDS for the U.S. Market. The film is now available on DVD at the official website: http://www.TheAmericansOnDDay.com. Lanni is currently preparing to film the second part of the series in September.