Discovery’s Military Channel Kicks Off “Black History Month” with Janson’s “Wereth Eleven” Docudrama

by Mike Mcdonnough on February 1, 2013

in Miscellaneous News

Janson Media’s The Wereth Eleven (1 x 60′) will be among the many notable programs airing in February in celebration of Black History Month 2013. The award-winning film will air on Discovery’s Military Channel this Thursday, February 7th at 10 PM eastern. Written and directed by the award-winning Robert Child, The Wereth Eleven is a true docudrama about eleven black G.I.s of the 333rd Field Artillary Battalion who were murdered by German SS after they had surrendered during the first days of the Battle of the Bulge.

During World War II, 1.2 million African-Americans served in America’s Armed Forces. Fully 125,000 served overseas. 708 were killed. Among these were The Wereth Eleven. Their story was lost to history. Until now.

The Wereth Eleven is an ambitious docudrama based on the true story of eleven African-American soldiers who were ruthlessly murdered by the Nazi SS during the Battle of the Bulge. The film weaves exciting visual effects, never before seen archival footage, and compelling interviews to detail one of the least known atrocities committed during World War II.

The Wereth Eleven stars Ken Arnold (Abduction), and is narrated by actor Corey Reynolds (TNT’s The Closer and Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal). It was written and directed by award winner Robert Child (Silent Wings), and edited by Frederic Lumiere (director of the award winning World War II in HD). For more information on The Wereth Eleven, please visit the official webpage.