Wed., August 15, 2012 11:02am (EDT)

Movie Honors WWII Regiment
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

COLUMBUS, Ga.  —  
The free showing of "Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed" is Wednesday at 7 p.m. The screening is timed for the 68th anniversary of the day that the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team landed in southern France. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/philman/3081612102/>Phil Dragash via Flickr</a>.)
The free showing of "Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed" is Wednesday at 7 p.m. The screening is timed for the 68th anniversary of the day that the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team landed in southern France. (Photo Courtesy of Phil Dragash via Flickr.)
The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is screening a movie honoring soldiers from an airborne regiment who freed French resisters during World War II.

The free showing of "Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed" is Wednesday at 7 p.m. The screening is timed for the 68th anniversary of the day that the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team landed in southern France.

While trying to reach their unit, three of those U.S. paratroopers ran into French partisans trying to free their comrades. The airborne soldiers assisted in the rescue effort.

The film will play nationally starting Friday.