The story of the demise of Alvira, PA during World War 2 is one of much heartbreak. The village was destroyed not by enemy bombs, but by bulldozers controlled by the US government. The producers of this film tell the story of Alvira just before the war and provide interviews with former residents that were evicted from their homes. What did the US federal government want to do in the middle of rural Pennsylvania? A large munitions factory, the Pennsylvania Ordnance Works, was born. 

"SURRENDER! The Sudden Death of Alvira, PA"