BIG POOL -- Historical Entertainment LLC of Cascade, in cooperation with Rob Child & Associates, will film a PBS show titled "The Wereth Massacre" July 10 to 13 at Fort Frederick State Park near Big Pool.
The film retraces the steps that 11 black GI's from the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion took when their unit was overrun by Germans at the start of the Battle of the Bulge, according to a news release from Historical Entertainment. Their 10-mile trek from their battery position to Wereth, Belgium, was the last journey of their lives, as a local resident turned them in to an SS scouting party. Subsequently, all 11 were killed in one of the least understood war crimes of WWII, according to the release.
Historical Entertainment is still looking to fill the roles of approximately 10 black U.S. soldiers. Individuals interested in participating should be between the ages of 18 and 30, and in good physical condition.