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Date:
March 22, 2017
Time:
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Time Details:
Tonight's 40 minute preview is: "The Face of War, 1918, the Meuse-Argonne Front. " PBS North Coast presents a series of three preview screenings that form just part of "The Great War" - a six-hour documentary series that is about to premiere on PBS North Coast in April. Additional previews will be shown Saturday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. These special film showings commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I.
Location:
Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room
Address:
1313 3rd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Contact:
707-269-1905
Cost:
Free, sponsored by PBS North Coast, The American Experience & the Humboldt County Library.
ADA:
Yes

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6:00 p.m. Eureka Library World War I Film Preview, The Face of War, 1918.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Calling all history buffs! Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, "The Great War" tells the rich and complex story of World War I through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as 'doughboys.' The series also explores previously ignored experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native-American code-talkers and others whose participation in the war 'to make the world safe for democracy' has been largely forgotten. It details how a brilliant PR man bolstered support for the war in a country hesitant to put lives on the line for a foreign conflict. It shows how President Woodrow Wilson steered the nation through several years of neutrality, only to reluctantly lead America to turn the tide in the bloodiest conflict the world had ever seen, and finally, how patriotism and civil liberties clashed in wartime USA. Be the first to see excerpts from the series.

"Our Sons & Grandsons are Now Fighting to Save Civilization"
Photo, Our sons and grandsons are now fighting to save civilization. World War I Photo.

The Great War
The Face of War
1918: the Meuse-Argonne Front


This is the First of Three Preview Showings of a Historical Film Series
soon to premiere on PBS, in remembrance of World War I.  
The USA entered the first World War 100 years ago in April.