Fire on the Mountain (1996)

Fire on the Mountain
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 12mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Steve Kanaly Narrator Narration 120790 1000001
Beth Gage Director n/a 2 2000001
George Gage Director n/a 2 2000002
Beth Gage Producer n/a 3 3000001
George Gage Producer n/a 3 3000002
Beth Gage Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Kenneth Lehn Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Scott Conrad Editor n/a 172 7000001
Krysia Carter Editor n/a 172 7000002
Todd Barton Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Synopsis
During World War II, some of the earliest American ski enthusiasts convinced the U.S. War Department of the importance of creating a military division capable of scaling the high peaks of the Alps, and of fighting the Nazis in the harsh conditions of winter mountain terrains. These men eventually became the legendary 10th Mountain Division, and lured championship skiers, mountain climbers and European mountaineers fleeing Hitler into their ranks. The "10th" entered the war late, and in February of 1945, made a spectacular night climb up Italy's Riva Ridge, ambushing the heavily entrenched Germans on top. Over the next two months, the "10th" chased the Germans all the way to the Alps before the Third Reich surrendered. "Fire on the Mountain" covers the creation, grueling training, and daring war exploits of America's only mountain and winter warfare division, and when these heroes returned in peace, they used this courage and self-reliance to propel themselves to the top of their professions.