Harlems Hell Fighters: The African-American 369th Infantry in World War I by Stephen L. Harris of Weybridge may soon be turned into a major motion picture. Harriss book, the second in his trilogy about New York Citys National Guard World War I, has been optioned to Robert A. Walker Entertainment of New York, N.Y. Published in 2003, Harlems Hell Fighters is the story of how blacks fought in the Great Warthe war to end all wars. Among the heroes of Harriss book is First Lt. James Reese Europe, an early giant of jazz and the first black to conduct a major African-American orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The story of James Reese Europe and the Hell Fighters is a story of bravery and courage, creativity and controversy, tragedy and transcendence. Harris, a former political reporter for the Burlington Free Press and news editor for WCAX-TV, has lived in Weybridge since 1999.