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The great war, 1918

Author: Tom WeidlingerDavid G McCulloughDorothy FrooksJohn PavlikEric SevareidAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Moira Production ; Alexandria, VA : PBS Video [distributor], ©1989, [1998?]
Series: PBS Video database of America's history & culture, v. 17.; American history video library, v. 17.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : PBS Video index [version]View all editions and formats
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Using archival film and photographs; interviews with veterans, nurses and other survivors of World War I; excerpts from letters and diaries from General John J. (Blackjack) Pershing, Sergeant Alvin York, and Sergeant Harry S. Truman; this film documents the history of United States and Allied soldiers in the Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 and other closing battles of World War I. Covers such topics as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Weidlinger; David G McCullough; Dorothy Frooks; John Pavlik; Eric Sevareid; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Moira Productions.; PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 42477164
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Credits: Camera, Michael Anderson, Maxim Ford ; editor, George Waite ; original music composed by Ed Bogas and Malcolm Payne ; narrated by Eric Sevareid ; off-camera voices, Warren Farrington, Max Ottenfeld.
Performer(s): Series host, David McCullough; interviews with: Dorothy Frooks, John Pavlik, Paul Jarrett, Fred Wadsworth, Marcel Soidez, Laura Frost Smith, Otto Hintermann, George Seldes, Agnes Kiley.
Event notes: Originally broadcast on the PBS television series The American experience with David McCullough in 1989.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: PBS Video database of America's history & culture, v. 17.; American history video library, v. 17.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: presented by WGBH/Boston, WNET/New York and KCET/Los Angeles ; written and produced by Tom Weidlinger ; a Moira Production for the American Experience.
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Using archival film and photographs; interviews with veterans, nurses and other survivors of World War I; excerpts from letters and diaries from General John J. (Blackjack) Pershing, Sergeant Alvin York, and Sergeant Harry S. Truman; this film documents the history of United States and Allied soldiers in the Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 and other closing battles of World War I. Covers such topics as the Doughboys, trench warfare, poison gas, Armistice Day, and the Treaty of Versailles.

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