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Senate Passes Resolution on the Wereth Eleven

On October 16, 2017 the US Senate passed Resolution S.99 honoring after 73 years the sacrifice and service of The Wereth Eleven. The Resolution now moves onto the House where full passage is expected. Needless to say this has been quite a long time in coming. I am very proud of our entire Wereth team and the small part we played in helping to shed light on this terrible war crime.

The book I coauthored, The Lost Eleven, was optioned in August for a major motion picture. This will bring this story to an even wider audience and remind Americans of the sacrifices made in the name of freedom by African Americans during WWII.

This is the text from the Congressional Record, Oct. 16, 2017:
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []


  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate Armed Services Committee be discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 99 and the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration.

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The clerk will report the resolution by title.
  The senior assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

       A resolution (S. Res. 99) recognizing the 11 African-
     American soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion who 
     were massacred in Wereth, Belgium, during the Battle of the 
     Bulge in December 1944.

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the 
  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I further ask unanimous consent that the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, and the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate.

  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The resolution (S. Res. 99) was agreed to.
  The preamble was agreed to.
  (The resolution, with its preamble, is printed in the Record of March 
27, 2017, under ``Submitted Resolutions.''

You can read more about the Senate passage and Joe Manchin's part in the bill at this link CLICK.
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Support Dale Dye in Funding His WWII Movie on IndieGoGo

Robert Child, Cpt. Dale Dye outside his home in CA
I just learned that Dale Dye has a funding campaign right now on IndieGogo for his WWII movie, No Better Place to Die. The campaign has little more than a week left so you can still contribute and get some great perks!

I worked closely with Dale on USS Franklin: Honor Restored. He was our outstanding narrator. It was a true pleasure and an honor to spend so much time with him. He even gave me a "challenge coin" which I carry with me and people in the military will know what that means.

Dale has been working on No Better Place to Die for several years and Joe Small was his original Executive Producer on the film. Joe is currently credited as the "only listed" EP on the film on IMdB Pro. I invite you to check out Dale's message below and contribute to the film if you can. Although he has many powerful friends in the film business he told me when we worked together that he wanted to do this on his own, which I greatly admire and respect.

Here is the link to the funding page for No Better Place to Die.

Below is a featurette I produced with Dale when I worked with him in the studio in Hollywood.

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Lost Eleven Book Secures Feature Film Option

Colorado Springs, CO – August 30. 2017. In a deal which was signed today Colorado-based, Black Rabbit Entertainment Group, LLC has secured the movie rights to literary property, The Lost Eleven (Penguin/Random House) written by Denise George and Robert Child

The book, which is based on the story of the “Wereth Eleven”, retraces the steps eleven black GI's from the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion took when Germans at the start of the Battle of the Bulge overran their unit. Their 10-mile trek from their battery position to Wereth, Belgium would be the last journey of their lives as a local resident turned them in to an SS scouting party. Subsequently all eleven were butchered and killed in one of the least understood, as well as unknown, war crimes of WWII.

Colorado Company has ties to Major Hollywood Studios

Black Rabbit Entertainment Group, principal, Kenneth Labossiere initiated the deal, which was negotiated by literary agent, Greg Johnson at WordServe Literary. Mr. Labossiere says, “We were looking for strong stories that showed the courage and patriotism of the African-American soldier, and The Lost Eleven had every element for a breakout theatrical production.”

Robert Child stated, “When Denise and I dove into the writing we agreed that it should have a feel very much like the film, Glory, which featured Denzel Washington. Washington won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in his role as Pvt. Trip. Essentially, The Lost Eleven, is Glory set in WWII. A band of African American soldiers become brothers and meet a tragic fate while fighting for their freedom.”
"The action-packed and suspenseful true story of these courageous African-American soldiers," Denise George added, "will touch deeply the hearts of all Americans and show heroism at its finest."

Child continued, “A movie version of the story was also the desire of my fellow producer on The Wereth Eleven, documentary, Joseph Small. Joe who passed away in 2016 was adamant that the widest audience possible should see this story. In the early days of putting the Wereth documentary together Joe even brought the story to attention of executives at DreamWorks. A Lost Eleven movie would truly be the fulfillment of his dream.”

 For more information, contact Black Rabbit Entertainment or Greg Johnson at WordServe Literary (

Watch the Wereth Eleven filmmaking team in a "making of" panel discussion at the National WWII Museum.

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Summer Reading - Travel Back in Time on Ghost Carrier

For a very limited time I am offering my latest thriller, Ghost Carrier at just .99 cents. Consider this an offer to take the book for a test drive. The story is quite a departure from my past works in that I mix time travel, the paranormal and WWII alternative history all together for a compelling read.

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The Story:

Frank Rusk hasn’t been sleeping well lately. He’s approaching his milestone 70th birthday. Each night for the past two weeks indescribable scenes of horror have awakened him. He is on an exploding ship in WWII, which is sinking fast. Men are burning alive all around him. He hears sailors cry out, “A Japanese torpedo hit the bomb bay! We are all going to die!”

In these nightmarish visions Frank realizes he is not a spectator watching but a sailor living them. Everywhere he turns he sees buddies he knows taking their last breaths. Frank decides this horrifying scene must be what his father Joe Rusk experienced in his last moments alive before perishing on an aircraft carrier in November 1943. The sinking occurred just two months after Frank was born.

At his 70th birthday party before blowing the candles out on his cake Frank makes a wish he has kept secret his entire life; an impossible wish that defies time and the laws of the Universe. Frank yearns to rewrite history and have his Dad in his life. As Frank blows out the candles his father Joe's face materializes in the flames. Joe Rusk looks terrified and screams to Frank for help.

Unbeknown to Frank his father did not die in 1943 but entered a parallel dimension when his ship sank. Joe Rusk and the crew of the carrier are trapped in time on a parallel earth fighting a far superior Japanese naval force and America is losing the war. Outnumbered and out gunned the crew’s only hope is the unbroken soul connection Joe and Frank share. But will the father and son bond be strong enough to bring the doomed crew home?
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New 13-Part Amazon Prime Series on Gettysburg - History Storytellers

I am proud to announce a new 13-part series on the Battle of Gettysburg, History Storytellers that has debuted on Amazon Prime Video across the world. The now streaming series features some of America's preeminent scholars and storytellers discussing the epic Civil War battle.

Check out the series out HERE.

I have had the opportunity to interview hundreds of people for my films and the folks who always kept me on the edge of my seat were the historians. Why? Historians are among the most gifted storytellers in the world. They have to be and their passion transports you to distant places in time bringing history back to life in vivid detail. This series features some of the best History Storytellers on the planet. Below is the trailer for the series which features, Allen Guelzo, telling a GREAT story about the Battle of Gettysburg that perhaps you have never heard.

This is a new concept. You could call it a documentary series but it is much deeper than that. In essence it is sitting down with a person who is an expert on the subject and allowing them to "tell you a riveting story" without distractions. By distractions I mean a music sound track, narrator and sound effects. The story speaks for itself. Of course there are visual enhancements such as still images and footage but these elements complement the story. I had considered calling it "Naked History" to attract attention but opted for the more conservative "History Storytellers" which is more descriptive of what the series truly is about. Plus, combined, the terms 'naked' and 'historian' are perhaps something folks don't want to visualize.

For this first "season" much of the material has come from my work on the commemorative film, Gettysburg: The Final Measure of Devotion. The historian and scholar interviews were SO good that I knew someday I wanted people to see them. I could only use a very small portion of these interviews within Gettysburg: The Final Measure of Devotion as it was a film about the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg featuring the largest Civil War Reenactment ever staged. That audience wanted to see the epic Civil War staged battles.

This series is for people who want to learn more about the battle but also be entertained by a great story. Follow up "seasons" on other subjects in history are planned based on the response to this first season about Gettysburg. So if you want to see more of this type of program - tell your friends about it and share on social media.

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Award Winning Social Media Series

I'm proud  to announce the social media NBA themed series I directed, The Warmup, along with director, Jason Story, for Turner Sports has won a coveted national award.

The series sponsored by State Farm and broadcast on Twitter was awarded the Silver in the category Social Media Series or Live Video Content at the prestigious 2017 ProMaxBDA North American Promotion, Marketing and Design Awards announced June 8, 2017 in Los Angeles. See Award List.

The awards competition celebrates outstanding achievement in entertainment marketing across every screen, on-air, online, and on-the-go. The PromaxBDA Awards competition stands for excellence in media marketing and speaks to every part of the business from promotion and design to branding and interactive.

Congratulations to the entire Warm Up team at Turner Sports! Way to go in your first season!
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Memorial Day Weekend - Free Book Blowout

Hey folks for reading pleasure this weekend in honor of all our servicemen and women on this Memorial Day Weekend 2017 I am making almost all my military history titles FREE. This is a limited time offer of this weekend only. Honor our military and take time to learn their stories. I have books and stories from the American Revolution through WWII. And perhaps best of all my, Big War Box Set, is also FREE but for one day only - Memorial Day. In this compilation you will find five of my history titles at no cost!

I hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to check out my work as you enjoy this patriotic weekend with your friends and family. Links to all the books are below.

The Lost Eleven

The Lost Eleven
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