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July 23 | Stories About The Great War

July 23, 2020

This week, we pay tribute to the citizens who fought for our democracy in World War I. Check out our lineup of films that salute the sacrifices that were made to bring peace back to our world.

The Red Baron: Based on the fighter pilot Baron Manfred von Richthofen, who was one of the most acclaimed German pilots of World War I, this film follows his journey of disillusionment. While at first Richthofen regards combat as an exciting challenge, his growing feelings for the nurse Käte and the time he spends in the military hospital opens his eyes to the true extent of war’s atrocities. WATCH on Amazon Prime.

Fighting On Both Fronts: The Story of the 370th: This documentary film is the remarkable, but little known, story of one of the few African-American regiments that fought in combat during World War I. They were America’s unsung heroes – a group of men from Illinois, largely from Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. They fought on two fronts – the war against the Germans and the war against racism and inequality. WATCH on KPBS Passport.

American Experience: The Great War: This is the story of heroism and sacrifice in WWI, told through the varied voices of nurses, journalists, soldiers, and suffragists, and others whose participation in the war to, “make the world safer for democracy” has been largely forgotten. WATCH on Amazon Prime Video.

 

 

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