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World War 1 - American Legacy DVD (2006)

Mark Bussler  |  NR |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)


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  • Directors: Mark Bussler
  • Producers: Mark Bussler
  • Format: DTS Surround Sound, Color, Dolby, Full length, Surround Sound, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Inecom Entertainment Company
  • DVD Release Date: December 5, 2006
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000HLDAWW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #368,156 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "World War 1 - American Legacy DVD" on IMDb

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"This powerful documentary chronicles American involvement in the Great War. An excellent resource." --Carol Holzberg, "Booklist"

"Mark Bussler, one of my favorite documentary filmmakers, wins my admiration again with World War 1 - American Legacy. How I wish this DVD had been available when I was teaching World History to high school students!" --Betty Jo Tucker, "ReelTalkReviews.com"

"David Carradine s very effective narration is supplemented with period music, art and illustrations, still and moving images, and contemporary location footage. A good choice." --Mary Mueller, "School Library Journal"

Product Description

THE GREAT WAR THAT CHANGED AMERICA Narrated by David Carradine, "World War 1 American Legacy" vividly tells the many forgotten stories of the men and women who served in the Great War, reminding Americans of their impact on our country that can still be felt today. Charles Whittlesey of the Lost Battalion and Father Duffy of the Fighting 69th became famous for surviving against impossible odds. Pilots Victor Chapman and Quentin Roosevelt and ambulance drivers like Richard Hall made the supreme sacrifice. Writers such as E. E. Cummings, Ernest Hemingway, Joyce Kilmer and Alan Seeger were inspired by the tragedy around them. African-American soldiers like James Reese Europe and the Harlem Hell Fighters made history. Female volunteers like the Hello Girls and Red Cross nurses risked their lives supporting the troops and started a new era for women. From the summer of 1914 to November 1918, the Great War cost over 14 million lives, devastated entire countries and destroyed countless architectural landmarks. The war also led to important developments in literature, technology, music and social equality that have shaped the culture of 21st century America. Monuments and dedications to World War 1 veterans surround Americans today as a tribute to their service and sacrifice. Filmed in high definition and full of period music, photographs and monuments, "World War 1 American Legacy" includes rare images that have never been seen before on screen, bringing the extreme detail of the Great War to life.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great documentary May 15, 2007
By Brian C
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I don't get to catch many documentaries but I thought this one was really well done. The overview of the war was informative, the various personal stories were enlightening and the narration was excellent. In my international business class, we discussed the parallels between the globalization around WWI vs. today. I just so happened to catch the documentary before the class and I was able to add insight to the discussion more from the DVD than from the class readings. Just a great overview of the war supplemented with amazing personal stories.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Things I never knew January 11, 2011
By Lazyboy
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I was born into a de facto segregated city more than 73 years ago. When I was in grade school during World War II, our scholastic day began with a reading of the war news over the school public address system. Even as little kids, we were kept abreast of where our Armed Forces were fighting, towns or islands they had captured, or lost and casualty figures. The daily news update was closed with a gentle exhortation to buy war stampms in the principal's office. When my family went to a movie, we were shown military documentaries and sometimes combat footage between the two feature films. In all that time, I never knew that Negroes (which was the "polite" way to refer to people of color) fought in our wars.

I was taught that the Black man was not smart enough, skilled enough or brave enough to be trusted in battle. I was taught that while Black men served in both World Wars, they did not fight. Rather, they were cooks, construction workers, howpital orderlies, etc. It was not until I was nearly 40 years old that I even heard of Seaman DOrie Miller, a Black hero who fought against attacking Japanese aircraft on December 7, 1941. (see [...] It was then that I began to doubt all the stories I had been told about the ability and willingness of Black Americans to stand up and fight when our country is threatened. Then I saw the film "The Tuskegee Airmen." Another epiphany.

In the wonderful account of America's involvement in World War I, I was impressed with both the quality of the images and of the information made available on the DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars World War 1 from A to Z in a couple of hours January 14, 2012
By gnhlth
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This is a enjoyable film that covers everything you need to know about WW1. It like a story book of history where you find the true aspects of the great war including the heroic sacrifices from the US regiments not excluding war horses and other animals.
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1.0 out of 5 stars TRASH December 6, 2013
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THIS IS THE WORST DOCO ON W.W. 2 I HAVE EVER SEEN. THE IS NO FILM ONLY PHOTOS, IF I WONT PHOTOS OF THE WAR I WILL BUY A BOOK. THE MAKING OF WAR DOCOS IS A LOST ART TO THE YANKS. IF YOU WONT GOOD WAR DOCOS THAN YOU HAVE TO GET THEM FROM THE BRITS. DO NOT WAIST YOUR MONEY OR YOUR TIME ON THIS RUBBISH. I HAVE PUT MY COPY IN THE RUBBISH BIN WHERE IT BELONGS. TREVOR THOMAS. AUSTRALIA.
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