American Experience: The Great WarHDClosed Captioning
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Discover how WWI transformed America through the stories of African-American soldiers, feminist activists, Native-American “code talkers” and others whose participation in the war has been largely forgotten.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 1||Explore America’s tortured, nearly three-year journey to war. Ever the idealistic diplomat, Wilson vowed to keep his country out of “the Great War,” but by 1916, there was a growing sense that the war was coming closer to home.||1:53:28||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 2||Examine the speed of the U.S. mobilization and the transformations required of America. Wilson hired George Creel to lead an unprecedented pro-war propaganda campaign, but for those who resisted the fervor, the consequences could be severe.||1:53:22||$3.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 3||Chart the ways in which the bloodiest battle in U.S. history, and the ensuing peace, forever changed a nation. African Americans found ways to push for change. Women’s suffrage gained converts, and America stepped onto the world stage.||1:53:30||$3.99||View in iTunes|
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The finished product that Insignia spent two years on was wonderful- a wonderful combination of still images and old black-and-white film. And to the previous reviewer: Yes, the code talkers are most famously remembered for their actions in World War II. But the US pioneered the code talkers with the Choctaw and the Cherokee tribes during the First World War. Hence it's inclusion.
Thanks PBS for this amazing series - I couldn't stop watching. Such an important era that sets the stage for so much of what we have today but sadly so overlooked. This seminal series will help to fix that for all who watch.
Code Talkers in WW1 ?
The series is described as including "Code Talkers". In WW1? I think you have the wrong war. Try WW2...