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American Experience: Influenza 1918 DVD

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In September 1918, soldiers at an army base near Boston suddenly began to die. The cause of death was influenza, but it was unlike any strain ever seen. As the virus spread across the US, hospitals overfilled, death carts roamed the streets and helpless city officials dug mass graves. It was the worst epidemic in American history, killing over 600,000 -- ... More
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In September 1918, soldiers at an army base near Boston suddenly began to die. The cause of death was influenza, but it was unlike any strain ever seen. As the virus spread across the US, hospitals overfilled, death carts roamed the streets and helpless city officials dug mass graves. It was the worst epidemic in American history, killing over 600,000 -- until it mysteriously disappeared.

Production Year: 1998
Copyright Year: 1998
Rating: TV-PG
Narrator: David McCullough, Linda Hunt
Writers: Ken Chowder
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Language Track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 4x3 Full Screen

14 Reviews
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Oral C.
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5.0 star rating
05/16/23
Excellent Documentary on flu of 1918
Review by Oral C. on 05/16/23 review stating Excellent Documentary on flu of 1918
As always, no one does historical documentaries like PBS, American Experience, from the music, narrator. This DVD is another, though very sad, about the 1918 Influenza, but informative and important that we never forget it.
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Dianne
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5.0 star rating
08/13/22
History
Review by Dianne on 08/13/22 review stating History
In view of what we're going thru now, this should be very informative and informative
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Tommie
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5.0 star rating
12/02/21
Stunning
Review by Tommie on 12/02/21 review stating Stunning
The photography was amazing, jaw dropping.
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Peter
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3.0 star rating
09/16/21
Pictures were a bit fuzzy;
Review by Peter on 09/16/21 review stating Pictures were a bit fuzzy;
Pictures were a bit fuzzy; commentary was brief; I suppose it was hard to get enough material.
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Gorgiana
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5.0 star rating
04/07/21
I remembered the program when
Review by Gorgiana on 04/07/21 review stating I remembered the program when
I remembered the program when it first aired. Ive been using it as a teaching tool for the obvious reason. :-)
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Kelly H.
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
04/07/21
Great video
Review by Kelly H. on 04/07/21 review stating Great video
I love that this was made long before our current pandemic of 2019-2021. I watched this with my students, and they were able to draw the parallels themselves. I prefer this over having them drawn for them. Great documentary!
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Deborah
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5.0 star rating
03/15/21
pandemic history
Review by Deborah on 03/15/21 review stating pandemic history
Interesting to compare this pandemic with Covid-19
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Hubert
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5.0 star rating
02/16/21
Fantastic DVD and comes close
Review by Hubert on 02/16/21 review stating Fantastic DVD and comes close
Fantastic DVD and comes close to the current pandemic
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Arlen
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5.0 star rating
01/26/21
well done video..........sad that we
Review by Arlen on 01/26/21 review stating well done video..........sad that we
well done video..........sad that we didnt learn anything and had to repeat
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Steven
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
01/25/21
learned a lot
Review by Steven on 01/25/21 review stating learned a lot
learned a lot
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Joseph
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4.0 star rating
01/13/21
Great
Review by Joseph on 01/13/21 review stating Great
Was a great resource for information that happened in American history.
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Philip H.
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
12/30/20
A tragic sad period in US history
Review by Philip H. on 12/30/20 review stating A tragic sad period in US history
Nice DVD for educating grandkids about what my father lived through (and saw his older brother die from after his service in WWI in France.
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Joseph
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
12/30/20
Influenza 1918
Review by Joseph on 12/30/20 review stating Influenza 1918
Very informative DVD
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Carol
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
12/30/20
Descriptive title
Review by Carol on 12/30/20 review stating Descriptive title
Plan on sharing this dvd with family members.

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Carol reviewed American Experience: Influenza 1918 DVD
5 star rating
Descriptive title
Review by Carol review stating Descriptive title
Plan on sharing this dvd with family members.
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Joseph reviewed American Experience: Influenza 1918 DVD
5 star rating
Influenza 1918
Review by Joseph review stating Influenza 1918
Very informative DVD
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Philip H. reviewed American Experience: Influenza 1918 DVD
5 star rating
A tragic sad period in US history
Review by Philip H. review stating A tragic sad period in US history
Nice DVD for educating grandkids about what my father lived through (and saw his older brother die from after his service in WWI in France.

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