1. Over There (Part 1 of 2)


    from Daughters of Charity Archives / Added

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    The Daughters of Charity's service on the Italian Front in World War I, told through readings from diaries left by the Sisters, images, and music. Produced in conjunction with an exhibit at the Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise Archives, Emmitsburg, MD, January 26 - April 30, 2015. Images and text used with permission of the Daughters of Charity Provincial Archives and the Province of St. Louise.

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    • Neptune Rises on the Dunes, Part I


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      The story behind the demise of Henry Beston's Outermost House, an inspiration for the Cape Cod National Seashore, during the famous "Blizzard of 1978" on Feb. 6-7, 1978. Featuring interviews from the "Henry Beston's Cape Cod" documentary film project and archival footage from the Henry Beston Society. Footage of WCVB-TV (Boston), Nan Turner Waldron ("Journey to Outermost House"), Robert Finch ("Common Ground," "Death of a Hornet"), former Cape Cod National Seashore ranger Jack Clarke, Cape Cod and Boston radio newsman Bob Seay, former Eastham Natural Resources officer Henry Lind, Cape Cod historian and writer Noel Beyle, and David Gessner ("Sick of Nature," "Return of the Osprey"). Produced by Don Wilding. The video will continue between Jan. 21 and Feb. 5, 2015. Learn more about the Henry Beston Society's documentary film, now in production. www.outermosthousemovie.com www.henrybeston.org Watch Part II here: https://vimeo.com/117813906 Watch Part III here: https://vimeo.com/118483340 Watch Part IV here: https://vimeo.com/119239466

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      • A Quiet Corner I: The Great War Heroes Corner


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        London photographer and broadcaster, Stephen McKenna, heads to the little known Great War Heroes Corner at Greenwich Cemetery and delves into the mystery of how several hundred soldiers of the First World War have come to be buried there. Credits: Written & Produced by Stephen McKenna Sound Supervision: Rafe McKenna Production Consultant: Simon J Webb Locations: Greenwich Cemetery, Royal Herbert Hospital, Shooters Hill Music: Excerpts from Fantasia On a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan Williams

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        • De moord op Frans Ferdinand - WOI


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          Het vijfde jaar van basisschool 'De Eenhoorn' had het ambitieuze plan opgevat om, in het kader van een ruimer WOI-project, de moord op prins Ferdinand en zijn vrouw in Sarajevo 1914 te verfilmen. We kozen ervoor om de film een retro-look te geven, alsof de film gemaakt is in 1914, dus in zwart-wit, zonder klank, met pancartes, in een 4:3 beeldverhouding en inclusief krassen op de pellicule. Honderden mede-leerlingen, uitgedost in de klederdracht van toen, figureerden mee. Het fraaie resultaat was te zien op de WOI-musical van de school.

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          • Half-Life of War - Patriots Park Memorial, Evanston, IL


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            Extra footage from Kyle Henry's Half-Life of War, a short documentary about forgotten war memorials. More info about this memorial dedicated to remembrance of the American Revolutionary, Civil, Spanish-American and first World War here https://everythingevanston.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/patriots-park/

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            • Half-Life of War - Abingdon Sq WWI Doughboy, NYC, NY


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              Extra footage from Kyle Henry's Half-Life of War, a short documentary about forgotten war memorials. More info about this monument, dedicated to the iconic WWI Doughboy American soldier, here http://www.abingdonsquare.org/the-doughboy/

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              • The Ypres Salient and Passchendaele on a bicycle


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                Author Matthew Stevenson takes his bicycle across the Ypres Salient, once the front lines in World War I between the English and the Germans, that in the third battle of Ypres in 1917, also called the Battle of Passchendaele, cost the lives of thousands of Allied and German soldiers.

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                • Eating nose to tail meant more meat for Europe in WWI


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                  Eating nose to tail was more patriotic than trendy during World War I. Because of the dramatic food shortages in Europe, Americans were encouraged to eat "alternate" meats (something other than beef) and all parts of the animal. One way to reduce beef consumption, according to the authors of "Win the War in the Kitchen," was "by utilizing all cuts and organs of the animal to the best advantage." It was considered a step backward for comfortable Americans to eat animal offal which had come to be seen as poor people's food. However, the cookbooks written for use during the war included recipes for sweetbreads, kidneys and the tongue featured in the video above. The braised tongue in this video is accompanied by what was called a Mandalay salad, indicating an awareness of what at the time was called "foreign food." Historian and chef Amanda Moniz prepares the foods while historians Helen Veit from Michigan State University, the author of “Modern Food, Moral Food,” a book about American eating habits in the early 20th century, and Julia Irwin from the University of South Florida, author of “Making the World Safe,” about the country’s humanitarian awakening, put the recipes into context for the time. The filming was done at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital in Washington, D.C. Construction of the Old Naval Hospital began in 1864 in response to the critical need for hospital care during the Civil War, but the building was not completed until 1866, after the war was over. During World War I, it was used for medical exams for recruits.

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                  • Women Poets of World War I


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                    Collaboration of the Poetry and Music Ensemble co-founder Audrey Ardern-Jones and d#Gents (www.dsharpgents.com). Excerpts from the programme "Women Poets of World War I" performed at Royal Overseas League, London in February 2014. Audrey Ardern-Jones, Poetry Lucas Jordan, Flute Fabricio Mattos, Guitar

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                    • Americans at Belleau Wood: June 1918


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                      Author Matthew Stevenson —Whistle-Stopping America — takes his bike and audience around the America World War I battlefield at Belleau Wood, east of Paris. The Belleau Wood battle took place in June 1918 and defined the modern United States Marine Corps, which suffered more casualties on one day than it had in all its previous history.

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