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  • emAmerican Artifactsem Recalls WWI Battle of Saint Mihiel
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    World War I Battle of Saint-Mihiel

    C-SPAN visited monuments, villages, and an American cemetery associated with the September 12 to 16, 1918 World War I Battle of Saint-Mihiel, France. Locations included the Montsec American…

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  • Historian Mitchell Yockelson Tours WWI Battlefields in France
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    World War I Battle of Belleau Wood Centennial

    Historian Mitchell Yockelson led a tour of American monuments, battlefields, and a cemetery in northeastern France to commemorate the centennial of several battles in May and June of 1918.…

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  • emThe Pershing Storyem
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    The Pershing Story

    This film from the U.S. Army’s Big Picture series details the life of Gen. John “Black Jack” Pershing from his birth in 1860 to his death in 1948. Much of the film describes General…

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  • Woodrow Wilson and World War I
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    Woodrow Wilson and World War I

    Will Englund is the author of March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution and a foreign desk editor at the Washington Post. At the Eisenhower National Historic Site in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he…

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  • Dwight D Eisenhower at Camp Colt
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower at Camp Colt

    Camp Colt in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was the first post established during World War I to train soldiers to use tanks, and it was Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first command. Paul Shevchuk, former…

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  • Gettysburg National Park 191718
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    Gettysburg National Park, 1917-18

    Military historian Mark Snell talked about his book, Gettysburg’s Other Battle: The Ordeal of an American Shrine during the First World War. He explained how the famous Civil War battlefield was used…

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  • American Soldiers on the Western Front
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    American Soldiers on the Western Front

    Military historian Edward Lengel talked about the experiences of American soldiers on the Western Front during World War I. He is the author of Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great…

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  • Echoes of the Great War Exhibit Part 1
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    "Echoes of the Great War" Exhibit, Part 1

    Library of Congress historian and curator Ryan Reft gave a tour of an exhibit tracing the history of U.S. participation in World War I using artwork, posters, photographs, films, sheet music,…

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  • Psychiatry and World War I Shell Shock
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    Psychiatry and World War I Shell Shock

    Historian Rachel Levandoski gave an illustrated talk about psychiatry and World War I shell shock at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland. A historian in the…

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  • Echoes of the Great War Exhibit Part 2
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    "Echoes of the Great War" Exhibit, Part 2

    Library of Congress historian and curator Ryan Reft gave a tour of an exhibit tracing the history of U.S. participation in World War I using artwork, posters, photographs, films, sheet music, documents, and…

    151 views
  • World War I Soldiers and Art in the Trenches
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    World War I Soldiers and Art in the Trenches

    American History TV visited the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum to learn about stone carvings left behind in bunkers and trenches by World War I soldiers and only recently rediscovered. Our…

    600 views
  • World War I Combat Artists
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    World War I Combat Artists

    American History TV visited the National Air & Space Museum to learn about U.S. Army combat artists who were recruited to be part of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. Our guide was the…

    255 views
  • French World War I Soldiers
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    French World War I Soldiers

    Two U.S. Army veterans portrayed French World War I soldiers in a mock trench. Wearing uniforms and gear from the last two years of the conflict, the soldiers discussed the French…

    300 views
  • German World War I Soldiers
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    German World War I Soldiers

    Three reenactors portraying German World War I soldiers discussed their uniforms, equipment, and the difficulties the common soldier faced. They were participants in a living history event…

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  • Washington Journal Author Edward Lengel Discusses World War I
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    Author Edward Lengel on U.S. Military in France, 1918

    Historian Edward Lengel, author of Thunder and Flames: Americans in the Crucible of Combat, 1917-1918, talked about the battles, monuments, and cemeteries associated with the battles of…

    795 views
  • World War I Naval Warfare
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    World War I Naval Warfare

    Naval War College professor Stanley Carpenter talked about World War I naval warfare. He described the fleets of the Allies and Central Powers, their artillery and the battle strategies…

    333 views
  • World War I and American Art
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    World War I and American Art

    Art and film historian David Lubin describes many of the images featured in his book, Grand Illusions: American Art & the First World War.

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  • World War I and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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    World War I and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major Gavin McIlvenna talked about the creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery following World War I. A former guard at the…

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  • emThe St Mihiel Driveem
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    The St. Mihiel Drive

    Historian Mitchell Yockelson and French World War I expert Guillaume Moizan provided commentary for a silent U.S. Army film documenting a September 1918 American offensive.

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  • World War I in the Middle East
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    World War I in the Middle East

    U.S. Army Command & General Staff College professor Brian Steed talked about the impact of World War I on the Middle East and how the outcome of the war continues to play a role in…

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