"The Wereth Eleven" Movie to Be Presented at PSC

The Werenth Eleven

“The Wereth Eleven” movie is scheduled to be shown at the Church-McKee Arts Center at Potomac State College of West Virginia University on Friday, September 9th at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The movie details the experiences of eleven men of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion from Normandy to the Ardennes and leading up to the historical Battle of the Bulge. Included in those, now known as The Wereth Eleven, is former Piedmont, W.Va. resident Aubrey Stewart.

Though Stewart was 36 years old when World War II broke out, he believed it was his patriotic duty to serve his country.

The movie, directed by Rob Child, depicts how eleven soldiers were separated from their battalion during the Battle of the Bulge. The group eventually found their way to the farmhouse of Mathias Langer in the hamlet of Wereth, Belgium. Langer, who served as mayor of the town, took them in and gave them bread. However, someone in the area alerted the German army and the remainder of the movie follows the fate of the eleven and the valor with which they accepted their destiny.  

For more information about the movie, contact TJ Coleman at 304-790-4203.