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American Experience

The Great War, Part 3

Episode Three opens in the fall of 1918, on the eve of the bloodiest battle in American history —the Meuse-Argonne in northeastern France — and charts the ways in which that climactic struggle, and the ensuing peace, forever changed a president and a nation.

President Wilson had given General Pershing just one directive: help win the war so that Wilson could set the terms for peace. The general had waited for more than a year to launch the attack as he built an army two million strong and...
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As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation.