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Turner Classic Movies for May

At the risk of offending those who absolutely love Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia and watch them every chance these classics are scheduled–well, not this month, at least not on TCM. We do have some WWI-themed movies on TCM in May, and as usual, all times listed here are Central. ...read more

World War I on Turner Classic Movies for March

We have a few films that include World War I as part of the plot this month. This includes one that seems to show up just about every month. All times here are Central.

The Dark Angel, (1935). Described as “Three childhood friends are torn apart by love and World War I.” Clearly an unbeatable combination. Stars Frederic March and Merle Oberon. Airs at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning March 6th. ...read more

Pershing’s Paths of Glory

This new movie has been produced by the National Society of the Pershing Rifles, the honor society for R.O.T.C. cadets and midshipmen, and The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission. The world premiere showing will be on March 15th at the KCI Expo Center, 11730 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153. You can learn more, view a trailer and reserve tickets here. ...read more

“A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War”

The National World War I Museum and Memorial has often offered talks on both J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, including showing Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. With Jim’s previous post on the new Tolkien movie, it seems appropriate to follow it up with the announcement of a talk with the above title coming up at the Museum: ...read more

New Tolkien Biopic

I’m going to take a chance and presume that all of you have heard of the Oxford Don J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), the poet, philologist and author of classic high fantasy novels, whose works The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit have had a massive influence on popular culture, especially through Sir Peter Jackson’s movie versions. We’ve even had a lecture about Tolkien and World War 1 at the Kansas Historical Society recently. ...read more

Turner Classic Movies for February

This is the month Turner Classics begins its “31 Days of Oscar” promotion, so there will be World War I themed films that received at least one Oscar. Most of those shown this month are films that are regularly shown on TCM. All times here are Central. ...read more

“They Shall Not Grow Old”

The special screenings of Peter Jackson’s World War I documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, apparently have been very successful. Originally plans were to open it to general release in the top 25 markets on February 1. Instead, the general release will include 500 theaters in 150 markets. ...read more

C-SPAN2 & 3, January 26-28

This weekend’s WWI viewing on the C-SPAN networks. As usual, all times are Central.

C-SPAN2

Garrett Peck:  The Great War in America. Airs Saturday morning, January 26th at 7:00 a.m.

C-SPAN3

World War I Fighter Pilot Culture. Airs Sunday morning, January 27th at 6:05 a.m. ...read more

“They Shall Not Grow Old”

Just in case the word hasn’t reached some sources yet, the Peter Jackson WWI documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old,” is getting an encore screening this coming Monday, January 21st. If you missed the previous showings, here’s another opportunity to see it; if you want to see it again, here’s the opportunity. ...read more

Wreath Laying on Wilson’s Tomb

There is a tradition of a ceremonial wreath laying at the tombs of deceased presidents on their birthday, a tribute from the current occupant of the White House.  The wreath is usually presented by military personnel.

Woodrow Wilson was born December 28, 1856, so this will be the 162nd anniversary of his birth.  His second wife, Edith, passed away on his birthday in 1961, so there will be an added tribute to her.  ...read more

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