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    On the Firing Line with the Germans

    Two World War I film scholars and two Library of Congress preservationists described how this film was rediscovered and restored by the Library of Congress. The entire film was then shown…

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    World War I 100th Anniversary Ceremony

    The United States World War I Centennial Commission hosted a program from the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, marking the 100th anniversary of America’s…

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    100th Anniversary of U.S. Entry into World War I

    American History TV presented live coverage from the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City to mark the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I. Guests talked about about the memorial built to…

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    First Over There

    Matthew Davenport talked about his book First Over There: The Attack on Cantigny, America’s First Battle of World War I, in which he tells stories of the soldiers who fought in the Battle of…

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    The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson

    Hosted by former President Herbert Hoover, this film details Woodrow Wilson’s efforts to influence the Versailles Peace Treaty following World War I, and his failed push to win Senate approval of U.S.…

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    Woodrow Wilson and World War I

    Executive Director Robert Enholm leads a tour of World War I objects in President Woodrow Wilson’s Washington, D.C., home. President Wilson retired in 1921 after leaving the White House.…

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    America Goes Over

    This 1918 silent film documents the U.S. experience in World War I. Two historians provided provided context and commentary throughout. America Goes Over is one of many silent World War I…

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    National World War I Museum and Memorial, Part 2

    Doran Cart gave a tour of the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City and spoke about objects related to America’s role in what was then called the “Great War.” The United…

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    National World War I Museum and Memorial, Part 1

    Matthew Naylor gave a tour of and talked about the National World War I Museum and Memorial, built to preserve the history of what was at the time called “The Great War” and to honor the…

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    World War I Aviation

    Professor John Curatola gave a talk titled “1916: The Air War.” Professor Curatola described the technological and tactical race to dominate the skies during World War I, including…

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    World War I Combat Artists

    Archives volunteer Jan Hodges showed drawings by eight World War I combat artists. The National Archives in College Park, Maryland, houses hundreds of photos of artwork created during World…

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    "Shell Shock" During World War I

    Annessa Stagner talked about “shell shock” in World War I soldiers. “Shell shock” is a psychological term describing the effect of long-term distress from combat experience. Ms. Stagner is…

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    Peace Coalition Against U.S. Entry into World War I

    Michael Kazin, author of War Against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918, talked about the formation of a peace coalition prior to World War I and argued that it almost succeeded…

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    World War I Newspapers' Effects on Soldier Morale

    Robert Nelson talked about how British, French, and German newspapers influenced soldier morale during World War I. Mr. Nelson also delves into the shortcomings of using soldiers' letters…

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    German Occupied Eastern Europe During World War I

    Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius talked about the challenges plaguing the German Army in 1916. Germany’s occupation of Eastern Europe during World War I led to rising tension between the…

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    Business Interests and U.S. Neutrality in World War I

    Volker Berghahn talked about economics and the role of big business in the U.S. response to World War I. Professor Berghahn examined relationships between British, U.S., and German business communities. “Big…

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    World War I at Sea

    Professor John Kuehn talked about the naval war between Britain and Germany during World War I. “The Great War at Sea - 1916, Year of Decision?” was part of a two-day symposium hosted by…

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    Winston Churchill's Military Career

    Lee Pollack talks about the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s military career. Mr. Pollack spoke about Churchill’s decision during World War I to leave Parliament and join the British Army as a…

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    Unknown Soldier

    Historians narrated a 1921 silent U.S. Army film documenting the journey of the remains of an unknown American World War I soldier from France to Arlington Cemetery. On November 11, 1921, an…

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    Military Aviation Museum, Part 1

    Robert “Boom” Powell gave a tour of World War I hangar at the Military Aviation Museum and talked about advances in aviation technology and pilot training during the war. Located in…

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