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The Return of Paul Jarrett (1998)

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The Great War. Seventy years later. One man's journey.

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A Heartfelt and Poignant Documentary
17 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An extremely heartfelt and poignant documentary of the return to France of the LAST American World War I veteran able to make the journey, and at the age of 93 years. Of the five million men who wore the uniform of America, there are perhaps 15 alive at this June, 2006 date of writing. in 1918. All are more than 105 years of age. A total of 75 World War I vets are alive worldwide. Clark Jarrett's film is a glowing tribute to the two million American soldiers who went "over there" in 1917-1918 to "make the world safe for democracy." There are two versions of this documentary--I would recommend the purchase of the longer version. This film is all you need to understand why America went to war with Germany in 1917. You'll also be amazed at the reactions of the French people to the presence in their midst of an ex-Lieutenant in the American 42nd Division, AEF. Lt. Paul Jarrett was no rear-area slouch--he was a combat officer who went "belly to belly" with the Germans. The French were so appreciative of Jarrett's presence that they named a village street after him. See and appreciate it all in "The Return of Paul Jarrett." Dave Homsher


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