Synopsis by Sarah Ing
America's fighting men are celebrated in The Doughboys: Heroes of WWI. Constructed from actual archival footage, the documentary traces the history of the G.I. April 2, 1917 marks the date America entered the First World War. Driven to involvement by the increasing violence overseas, President Wilson began a grand and tragic chapter of national history. Warfare was ever-changing in the early 20th century. From German U-boats to gory hand-to-hand combat, the battles encompassed both water and ground. Americans gloried in the heroic fighting soldiers who ultimately brought victory to the Allied Forces. The genuine photography and moving explanations make The Doughboys: Heroes of WWI a unique study in war.
war, armed-forces, soldier, hero, infantry, U-boat