Battleground (1949)

Film details


The story of a group of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944.

The following statement regarding the story appears after the opening credits: ' "Bastogne must be taken. Otherwise it will remain an abscess on our lines of communication. We must clean out Bastogne and then march on." General Heinrich von Lüttwitz 47 Panzer Corps This story is about, and dedicated to, those Americans who met General Lüttwitz and his 47 Panzer Corps and won for themselves the honored and immortal name - - "The Battered Bastards of Bastogne" '

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top