December 1944. A civilian victim of the Battle of Bastonge scrounges through the garbage to find a scrap of food. A gripping tale of the 101st Airborne troops resisting Hitler's fierce, final counteroffensive. Directed by William A Wellman (The Story of G.I. Joe), the superb cast includes James Whitmore as a bantam rooster or a sarge and Van Johnson as a wisecracking PFC. Rugged and unsparing, Battleground makes sure we all remember.