National POW Museum 20th Anniversary Special Film Series

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Date: March 30, 2018
Contact: Jake Koch, 229-924-0343 ext. 201

Release Date: 3/30/18
Contacts:    Jake Koch, daniel_koch@nps.gov, 229 924-0343, ext. 201

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National POW Museum 20th Anniversary Special Film Series
First film, about the Revolutionary War, to be shown on Saturday, April 7, 2018

ANDERSONVILLE, Georgia The iconic scene of Washington crossing the Delaware is familiar to most Americans. But few of us today can understand what those who rose up to create this country experienced, particularly those who suffered as prisoners of war. More men died while prisoners of war during the American Revolution than in battle. Their sacrifice and the strength of resolve helped win the revolution that forged a new nation.

Andersonville National Historic Site invites you to learn more about these patriots who suffered as prisoners of war in the American Revolution during our inaugural film series offered at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7th. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the National Prisoner of War Museum, the park is offering special showings of films related to prisoners of war throughout American history. At the end of the 70-minute film, park staff will be present to answer any questions.

This film series will continue with a program in May on Confederate POWs in the Civil War, a program in July on Americans held by the Germans in WWII, a program in September on Americans held by the Japanese, and a program in October focusing on POWs from the Vietnam War. Due to copyright requirements we cannot publicize the specific titles. Please check with the museum for specific start times. These programs are free to the public. All films will be shown in the National Prisoner of War Museum Theatre.

Andersonville National Historic Site is located 10 miles south of Oglethorpe, GA and 10 miles northeast of Americus, GA on Georgia Highway 49. The national park features the National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville National Cemetery and the site of the historic Civil War prison, Camp Sumter. ­Andersonville National Historic Site is the only national park within the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war. Park grounds are open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The National Prisoner of War Museum is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily. Admission is free. For more information on the park, call 229 924-0343, or visit at www.nps.gov/ande/ Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AndersonvilleNPS, Twitter www.twitter.com/andeNHS

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Last updated: April 2, 2018

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