American Experience

The Great War: Chapter 1

Clip: Season 29 Episode 8 | 8m 28s

In the summer of 1917, at docks up and down the eastern seaboard, thousands of American soldiers boarded ships bound for France. They were the vanguard of a new American army, about to enter the most destructive war the world had ever known. For President Woodrow Wilson, the war was a crusade “to make the world safe for democracy,” a chance to transform the international order in America’s image.

Aired: 04/10/17

Rating: NR

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