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NPR American Chronicles: World War I

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Famously referred to by US president Woodrow Wilson as “the war to end all wars,” the first world war eclipsed all previous wars with its scale of destruction. With over twenty-seven nations involved, the battle-field horrors and political outcomes of the first truly global military conflict had repercussions that are still felt today. NPR presents a vivid portrait of what most experts consider the first modern war, including profiles of America’s flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, unlikely savior of war-torn Belgium Herbert Hoover, and the last surviving doughboy Frank Buckles.

Famously referred to by US president Woodrow Wilson as “the war to end all wars,” the first world war eclipsed all previous wars with its scale of destruction. With over twenty-seven nations involved, the battle-field horrors and political outcomes of the first truly global military conflict had repercussions that are still felt today. NPR presents a vivid portrait of what most experts consider the first modern war, including profiles of America’s flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, unlikely savior of war-torn Belgium Herbert Hoover, and the last surviving doughboy Frank Buckles.
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Famously referred to by US president Woodrow Wilson as “the war to end all wars,” the first world war eclipsed all previous wars with its scale of destruction. With over twenty-seven nations involved, the battle-field horrors and political outcomes of the first truly global military conflict had repercussions that are still felt today. NPR presents a vivid portrait of what most experts consider the first modern war, including profiles of America’s flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, unlikely savior of war-torn Belgium Herbert Hoover, and the last surviving doughboy Frank Buckles.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeff Cox, Rachel Martin

Length:

3h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:45

Introduction
Introduction

01:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:12