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In this episode, Gabe and Emma chat with Dr. Wayne Lee (Professor of History and Adjunct Professor for the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense) about the film 1917, which was nominated for 11 Oscars and won awards for Cinematography, Visual Effects, and Sound Mixing.

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Additional Readings

  • Meilan Solly, “The True History Behind the ‘1917’ Movie,” Smithsonian Magazine
  • Manohla Dargis, “Paths of Technical Glory,” New York Times
  • Peter Hart, The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War (New York:  Oxford University Press, 2015)
  • Alexander Watson, Enduring the Great War: Combat, Morale and Collapse in the German and British Armies, 1914-1918 (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2008)
  • Samuel Hynes, A War Imagined: The First World War and English Culture (New York: Collier Books)
  • George Mosse, Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping the Memory of the World Wars (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990)

This episode of the first of a two-part Oscars week feature. Check out the other episode (on Little Women) here.

Produced by Gabe Moss, Emma Rothberg, and Garrett Wright
Edited by Ashley Curry

All opinions are the speakers’ own, and do not represent the official views of UNC or the Department of History.

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