Great War--1918, The

Home » emc » titles

Great War--1918, The

  • 1989 ----- color ----- 57 min ----- vhs
  • Chronicles the stories of United States soldiers in the closing battle of World War I as it was told through the letters and diaries of fighting men including General John J. (Blackjack) Pershing and Sergeant Harry S. Truman. Features French and American veterans and nurses who remember this great and terrible battle and recount their experiences in the Meuse Valley, where more than 800,000 American doughboys waited in trenches to "go over the top." It took 21 days of fighting to reach the first day's objective. Heavy rains, rutted roads and a tenacious German foe led to the loss of 120,000 Americans.
  • Topics: (History: American, History: European, War and Peace)