Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Monday, March 8, 2021

Floyd Gibbons Interviews General James Harbord on the "Turning of the Tide"

This  ten-minute 1931 documentary has a hammy, melodramatic narration, but the film work and details about the fighting are quite good.  Also, the viewer is introduced to two memorable characters from the war, General James Harbord and correspondent Floyd Gibbons.

Source:  National World War I Museum

Thanks to Robin Clayton for Bringing This Video to Our Attention


  1. This is great theater. Impressive. No wonder he was wounded at Belleau Wood on June 6, 1918. No one could keep back.

  2. Jeez slow down why don’t you. I think he drew breath at 6 minutes 45 seconds. Still it is what it is, a product of its time and (if one can keep up) does serve to tell a bit of the events of WW1.

  3. Gives "over the top" a whole different meaning!

    Also, pure, unadulterated, "the Yanks saved the day!" from when the AEF was a flawless military juggernaut.