The Last Reunion of the Blue & Gray
This DVD contains recently discovered newsreel and radio broadcasts that were recorded live during the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, June 30-July 4, 1938. Almost 2,000 surviving veterans gathered for that final reunion on the famous battlefield. Sharing memories, mixed with laughter and tears, the old veterans prayed for "Peace Eternal in a Nation United." Includes the FREE bonus program, Twilight of the Blue and Gray. 1 hr. 35 min.
Directed by Lew Ayres, who starred in 1930's All Quiet on the Western Front, this 1936 film dramatizes the building of the ironclad warships USS Monitor by the U.S. Navy and CSS Virginia (which was constructed using the remains of the scuttled USS Merrimack) by the Confederate States Navy and their epic Civil War clash in the 1862 Battle of Hampton Roads - the first-ever battle fought between two ironclads. B&W, 1 hr. 12 min.