VPM Documentaries

The Silent Soldier and the Portrait

11/05/2020 | 55m 26s | Video has closed captioning.

THE SILENT SOLDIER AND THE PORTRAIT documents the story of one of the last living survivors of a major World War II military tragedy, and two secrets that he kept for decades. On Christmas Eve 1944, John Waller was a 19-year-old soldier on his way to join in the Battle of the Bulge. A German U-boat sunk his troop's ship. He revisits the location and reveals his secrets.

Aired: 11/05/20

Rating: TV-G

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