For authenticity of uniforms, equipment and action, World War I reenactors staged battle scenes in deep Michigan snow for "memory flashback" moments in the film.

These dedicated reenactors braved blizard weather to stay true to our production schedule, and to allow us to film in below-zero conditions with snow and terrain like what the original Polar Bears experienced.

The Bolos (Sepia) The Bolos (Sepia)
A Group of "Polar Bears" A Group of "Bolos"
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Photos © 2009 by Dale R. Niesen