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WWI: THE FIRST MODERN WAR

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This miniseries focuses on the game-changing weapons that were introduced during World War One - the war that was supposed to end all wars. Troops who were bunkered down in vast trenches became overwhelmed by powerful new weapons, including tanks, WMDs, submarines and the first blitz.

Through experts, eyewitness testimony, riveting archive and special recreations seamlessly blended into an archival background, each hour-long episode features the story of one of these weapons.

The mini-series examines how and why the weapons were developed, the strategy of how they attempted to break the bloody trench warfare stalemate, and their ultimate effectiveness. At the end of four years of war, a generation of men was lost.

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by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2017

Celebrated baritone Christiaan Smith will make his Carnegie Hall debut this fall with 'Songs We Know,' presented by Trespass Productions, Saturday, November 18 at 8PM in Weill Recital Hall....
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by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2017

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N-Y Historical Society Sets Veterans Day Lineup of Performances, Talks & Family Progr Photo N-Y Historical Society Sets Veterans Day Lineup of Performances, Talks & Family Programs
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2017

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Baritone Christiaan Smith to Sing The Beatles, Adele, John Legend and More at Carnegi Photo Baritone Christiaan Smith to Sing The Beatles, Adele, John Legend and More at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2017

Celebrated baritone Christiaan Smith will make his Carnegie Hall debut this fall with 'Songs We Know,' presented by Trespass Productions, Today, November 18 at 8PM in Weill Recital Hall....
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by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, proudly celebrates the new works of composer Leo Hurley and lyricist Charles Osborne! A songwriting team that bridges the worlds of opera and musical theatre, Hurley & Osborne's collaborations combine myth and history to combat contemporary issues....
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by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - February 02, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - February 06, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2018

The opening of the special exhibition Crucible: Life & Death in 1918 and a timely program focused on the complex issue of protection and detection of chemical weapons highlight the April events at the National WWI Museum and Memorial....
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by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - September 13, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2018

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota is pleased to present baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan performing "Armistice: The Journey Home," Saturday, November 3, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 4, 3:00 p.m., at the Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. The program, which tells t...
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by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2018

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota is pleased to present baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan performing "Armistice: The Journey Home," Saturday, November 3, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 4, 3:00 p.m., at the Historic Asolo Theater, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. The program, which tells t...
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by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - December 03, 2018

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by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2019

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