‘Fire on the Mountain’ is an inspiring documentary about the mountain worriers who made up the 10th Mountain Division during World War II. After seeing the success of Finnish soldiers who fought against the Russians on skis, Charles Minot Dole, the president of the National Ski Patrol, lobbied the War Department to form a special unit of “mountain” troops. This is their story….
The goal was clear: defeat the Nazis who were entrenched high in the snowy mountains of Italy. Drawing together an elite group of champion skiers, mountain climbers and European mountaineers, the U.S. Army created the 10th Mountain Division, America’s only mountain and winter warfare fighting unit. From the intensive training atop the Colorado Rockies to the spectacular night climb of Italy’s Riva Ridge – where the 10th scored their biggest victory against Hitler’s troops – Fire on the Mountain tells the thrilling story of these rugged, courageous men in all their glory.
Watch this inspiring documentary now on Netflix.com