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Memorial Day on American History TV - World War I Centennial: U.S. in France, 1918

by NinaShelton

Memorial Day on American History TV on C-SPAN3
World War I Centennial: U.S. in France, 1918  

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Monday, 8am ET – with re-air at 8pm ET
World War I Centennial: U.S. in France, 1918
The U.S. entered World War I in April 1917, but it was a year later when American Army soldiers and Marines saw their first major combat on the Western Front. This Memorial Day on American History TV, we'll look back 100 years to key battles in northeastern France near the town of Chateau-Thierry and at Belleau Wood. More than 10,000 Americans died, were wounded, or went missing in this area.

Our coverage includes:
• 8am - a tour of the battlefield, monuments, and the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France with World War I historian Mitchell Yockelson - CLICK HERE FOR FULL PROGRAM
• 9am - a LIVE program with Edward Lengel, author of "Thunder and Flames: Americans in the Crucible of Combat, 1917-1918" with viewer calls & tweets - CLICK HERE FOR FULL PROGRAM
• 10am - archival film of World War I battles, burials, and memorial dedications

The coverage will re-air at 8pm ET. 

American History TV. All weekend - every weekend and on Memorial Day. Only on C-SPAN3.