The Lost Battalion

A historian and a film scholar provided commentary for a 1919 silent film about a World War I battle in France during the Meuse-Argonne offensive. The… read more

A historian and a film scholar provided commentary for a 1919 silent film about a World War I battle in France during the Meuse-Argonne offensive. The “Lost Battalion” was an Army unit of about 550 men on the Western Front who ran out of water, food, and ammunition after they were surrounded by German forces for seven days in October, 1918. The soldiers were from New York’s 77th Division, and more than half the film is set in the New York area. Actual Army veterans of the battle are featured, as are fictionalized scenes about recruitment, training, and relationships with loved ones at home. close

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The Lost Battalion

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Program ID:
450879-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
France
First Aired:
Sep 29, 2018 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Nov 12, 2018 | 2:51am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Sep 29, 2018 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 30, 2018 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 01, 2018 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 06, 2018 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 11, 2018 | 1:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 12, 2018 | 2:51am EST | C-SPAN 3
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