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Film showcases West Point stained-glass windows PDF Print E-mail

he stained-glass windows, all 178 of them, are the subject of a new documentary by Norman Shaifer.

West Point is known for molding the Army's top brass, not necessarily for its collection of stained glass.

But the stained-glass windows at its landmark Cadet Chapel are widely considered to be among the finest examples of the art form in the United States.

The windows, all 178 of them, are the subject of a new documentary by Norman Shaifer, a Tappan publisher who specializes in church congregation histories. The documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at one of West Point's most hallowed and unheralded sights.

"I have never seen anything like it myself," Shaifer, 83, said during a recent interview at his cluttered office on Main Street. "Nothing comes close they're so unusual."

The film project took six months. Shaifer said he based much of his research on a 1987 book written by West Point graduates.

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