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American ExperienceThe Great War: Part 1
There is no such thing as “Mr. Yoga,” but there was a “Mr. Pilates.”
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 2m 38s
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A composer's research process and the challenges he faced in creating music for the film.
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 2m 2s
The Great War: Chapter 1
After more than two years, thousands of American soldiers boarded ships bound for France.
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 8m 28s
The Great War: Why we made it
American Experience Executive Producer Mark Samels discusses the film and why we made it.
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 2m 24s
George Creel: The Salesman
George Creel — the man tasked with selling the Great War to the American people.
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 1m 37s
Woodrow Wilson: The Decider
For Woodrow Wilson, the Great War was a chance for America to become a global citizen.
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 1m 12s
Eddie Rickenbacker: The Ace
How a race-car driver came to be one of the most famous fighters of the Great War.
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 1m 40s
The Great War, Part 1: Trailer
Explore America’s tortured, nearly three-year journey to war.
Preview: S29 Ep8 | 30s
The Great War: Transformed
How WW1 to “make the world safe for democracy”—altered America’s place in the world.
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 30s
Alice Paul: The Suffragist
How could President Wilson call for democracy abroad while suppressing it at home?
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 1m 46s
The Lost Battalion
How an editor selects images, footage, and expert interviews to convey The Lost Battalion.
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 2m 15s
The Great War promo
The Great War promo
Ralph John: The Soldier
Private Ralph John’s training for the Great War was two days’ practice with a rifle.
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 1m 38s
Creating music to reflect the mood and feelings of the film, without editorializing it.
Clip: S29 Ep8 | 2m 30s
The Great War trailer
The Great War tells the rich and complex story of World War I.
Preview: S29 Ep8 | 2m 10s
The Great War: Culture Change
How WWI transformed America through those whose participation has largely been forgotten.