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World War I and America: Documentaries, Movies, & TV

World War I has been depicted in a number of films and television shows with varying degrees of accuracy. The media listed on this page were suggested by the curators of World War I and America.

Preparing for Viewing

If you are assigned to watch a program on World War I for one of your classes, consider the following questions:

  • What is the theme of the film?
  • Is this film biased? If so, how? 
  • How accurate is the depiction of World War I? How does it compare to your textbook and other sources your professor may have given you?
  • Has this film affected our perception of the events and figures of World War I? If so, how?

Questions adapted from World War I and America Site Support Notebook


Documentaries & Television