Motor Convoy 1919 Silent Army Film

Michael Owen, author of After Ike: On the Trail of the Century-Old Journey that Changed America, provides commentary for a 1919 U.S. Army silent… read more

Michael Owen, author of After Ike: On the Trail of the Century-Old Journey that Changed America, provides commentary for a 1919 U.S. Army silent film documenting a transcontinental motor convoy. The 81 vehicles started near the White House and traveled to San Francisco on sometimes nearly impassable roads. The convoy’s mission was to assess road conditions for large trucks driving from coast to coast. The journey of about 300 military personnel, including Lieutenant Colonel Dwight Eisenhower, took place from July 7 to September 7, 1919. The 1919 Army film is part of the National Archives collections. close

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Motor Convoy 1919 Silent Army Film

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Program ID:
463677-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 21, 2019 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 12, 2019 | 7:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Sep 21, 2019 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 22, 2019 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 23, 2019 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 23, 2019 | 7:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 28, 2019 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 11, 2019 | 9:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 12, 2019 | 12:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 12, 2019 | 4:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 12, 2019 | 7:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3