Voices of a Never Ending Dawn
Told in the haunting words of the young soldiers themselves, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson is forced to select 5,500 American soldiers to fight an unknown enemy called “Bolsheviks” (an early name for Communists). Stripped of everything American and placed under British command, they find themselves quartered in a frozen hell, fighting in sixty degree below zero weather, eight long months after WWI had ended. They named themselves The Polar Bears. And now, for the first time in history, America will come to know that the Cold War did not begin without fire.
Award-winning filmmaker Pamela Peak takes us on an emotional journey inside these young men's hearts and minds as they struggle not only with the hardships of war but also with the thought that their country had forgotten them. Their mission became known as “the acid test of loyalty to country”. Wondering if their sons are dead or alive, the film also documents the actions taken by the parents back home as they petitioned Washington D.C. to bring their sons home.