|Fire on the Mountain
A film by Beth Gage & George Gage
72 minutes, documentary, color & b/w, English, 1995
The goal was clear: defeat the Nazis who were entrenched high in the snowy mountains of Italy. Drawing together an elite group of champion skiers, mountain climbers and European mountaineers, the U.S. Army created the 10th Mountain Division, America's only mountain and winter warfare fighting unit. From the intensive training atop the Colorado Rockies to the spectacular night climb of Italy's Riva Ridge - where the 10th scored their biggest victory against Hitler's troops - Fire on the Mountain tells the thrilling story of these rugged, courageous men in all their glory.
"Bracing exploits, hearty outdoorsmen powerfully captured on film!" - The New York Times
"You've never seen a war flick like this!" - Village Voice
"Among the best documentaries about skiing ever filmed!" - Snow Country