Episode 11: Dogs and Deer. In this program, retired game warden Stan Holmquist tells a story about two dogs that attacked and killed deer, and what his responsibilities as a game warden required him to do. He also describes his own personal journey from being a hunter to a protector of deer. For more information on Deer Stories, including transcripts and information about the hunters featured, see here.
In December of 1944 with the Allies closing in on the German heartland, Hitler had a desperate plan to save the Third Reich. He believed a massive assault on Canadian, British and American forces advancing from the west would prove so demoralizing the Allies would seek a separate peace, leaving only the Russian army on the eastern front. On December 16 the Germans unleashed an offensive that would become the most brutal battle of the European war, known then and ever after as the Battle of the Bulge. This is the story of four men—Cliff Austin, Harrison Burney, Bill Busier and Robert Norton—who survived that terrible battle and were captured and imprisoned for the remainder of the war.
Prisoners of War: A Story of Four American Soldiers will be available for free online streaming from December 16, 2010 through January 25, 2011.
Prisoners of War was produced in 2004 by Erica Heilman and Gregory Sharrow for Vermont Folklife Center Media. For additional information on the program, including a transcript, photographs, and biographical information the four men featured, please visit the Prisoners of War website: http://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/multimedia/radio/pow/
To commemorate the 66th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the Vermont Folklife Center will stream our audio documentary, Prisoners of War: A Story of Four American Soldiers online from December 16, 2010 – January 25, 2011. The audio stream will be available at no cost.
Recorded and produced in 2004 by the Folklife Center as a part of the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress, Prisoners of War presents the stories of four Vermont veterans, Cliff Austin, Harrison Burney, Bill Busier and Robert Norton who survived the initial days of that terrible battle and were captured and held in German prisoner of war camps for the remainder of the war. These men, whose average age was twenty-two at the time of capture, describe their experiences in battle, lives as prisoners of war, memories of being liberated, and the lasting impact of their imprisonment on their lives.
Prisoners of War will be available for free online streaming beginning at 10:00am EST December 16, 2010 at the VFC Prisoners of War site, our Facebook page and here on our Tumblr blog, and will remain available through 10:00pm EST January 25, 2011.