World War I Experience - Season 1

World War I Experience - Season 1

This series tells the story of World War One, also known as the Great War, from the veteran point of view. Subjects include the Lafayette Escadrille, anti-submarine warfare, trench warfare, gas warfare, the heroics of the Harlem Hell Fighters, the Battle of Belleau Wood, the rule of nurses on the front lines, and the Congressional Medal of Honor.

World War I Experience - Season 1
  • Raoul Lufbery: Fighter Ace

    Directed by Alexander Zane Irwin

    The story of WWI Pilot Gervais Raoul Lufbery, a triple confirmed WWI ace, mechanic and world traveler. Explores the Lafayette Escadrille squadron, a formation of volunteer pilots serving in France on behalf of the United States whose service marked the early ori...

  • John Henry Balch: Congressional Medal of Honor

    Directed by Sreang “C” Hok

    John Henry Balch was a Pharmacist's Mate attached to the 3rd Battalion 6th Marine Regiment, when his unit entered the Bellau Wood. His dedication to the Marines under his care earned him the Medal of Honor.

  • Nurse Helen Fairchild: Killed in Action?

    Directed by Eliciana Nascimento

    Bravery, compassion and the will to save lives motivated the young Nurse Helen Fairchild to leave home in Pennsylvania and embark on a journey to Europe, where she served as a surgical nurse during World War I before dying on the front lines.

  • Noble Sissle's Syncopated Ragtime

    Directed by Daniel Leonard Bernardi

    Combining footage unseen since WWI with original scores from the era, this film tells the story of Noble Sissle's incredible journey that spans "The Harlem Hell Fighters" of World War I, Broadway Theatre, the Civil Rights movement, and decades of Black cultura...

  • Carson Bigbee: The Pirate of America's Past Time

    Directed by Robert Barbarino

    In a time when America was on the brink of modernization, Carson "Skeeter" Bigbee emerged from rural Oregon to become an embodiment of national transformation. Born to working parents in 1895, Bigbee’s life as a multi-sport athlete, a baseball star with the Pittsburg...