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Americans Underground, Secret City of WWI

 

A documentary airing on the Smithsonian Channel on an “underground city” found beneath a French wheat field that served as refuge for American soldiers during World War I.  They carved names and inscriptions and artwork in the limestone walls of the caves.  The documentary includes an interview with Dr. John Morrow, history professor at the University of Georgia and a member of the Georgia World War I Centennial Commission.  Atlantan Jonathan Wickham, who has collaborated with the GWWICC on potential video projects, is a co-producer.  Initially scheduled air times on the Smithsonian Channel are:

Monday, March 13, 8 p.m.
Friday, March 17, 10 p.m.
Saturday, March 18, 1 a.m.
Sunday, March 19, 1 p.m.

Check the Smithsonian Channel schedule guide for potential future airings.

Details at http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/americans-underground-secret-city-of-wwi/0/3437460

 

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Georgia World War I Centennial Commission

Contact: georgia@worldwar1centennial.org

Commission Members

  • Mr. Scott Delius, Atlanta
  • Mr. Rick Elder, Sylvania
  • Mr. Samuel Friedman, Atlanta
  • Mr. Thomas Lacy, Peachtree City (vice-chair)
  • Dr. John Morrow, Athens
  • Dr. Billy Wells, Dahlonega (Chair)

Executive Director:

Dr. Thomas H. Jackson, Jr., University System of Georgia

Federal Commissioner for Georgia

Dr. Monique Seefried, Atlanta

Commission Associates

  • Dr. Lamar Veatch, University of North Georgia
  • Mr. Keith Antonia, University of North Georgia

 

Next Meeting:

June 20, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Atlanta History Center
Draper Members Room
130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta

Future Meetings:

August 8, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Atlanta History Center
Draper Members Room
130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta

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