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“The Great War” Premiere and “Home Before the Leaves Fall”

  • Posted by: Alice Bampton
  • Posted Date: April 9, 2017
  • Filed Under: Library News


World War I trench warfare

World War I trench warfare

The Great War” premieres at 9 pm on PBS Monday, April 10, and continues with two more episodes at the same time through April 12. The film utilizes unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters to tell the story of World War I, the “Great War,” a war intended to end all wars and to “make the world safe for democracy.” The film tells its story using the voices of those not usually heard, such as nurses, journalists, and soldiers. “The Great War” will examine “the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American “code talkers” and others whose participation … has been largely forgotten.” (PBS)

Falvey is involved in “Home Before the Leaves Fall,” a collaborative online project designed to highlight World War I materials and resources housed in local repositories. “Home Before the Leaves Fall” also publishes articles on various WWI topics written by scholars and experts. Curators from Falvey include Michael Foight, Special Collections and Digital Library coordinator; Laura Bang, Digital and Special Collections curatorial assistant; Demian Katz, director of Library Technology; and Barbara Quintiliano, Nursing/Life Sciences and Instructional Services librarian. A number of Digital Library interns also contributed to “Home Before the Leaves Fall.”

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