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Black Jack Pershing: Love and War (2017)

General John 'Black Jack' Pershing's U.S. troops helped win World War I. To do it Pershing had to first overcome a great personal tragedy and heartbreak he would never speak of for the rest of his life.


Bernard McCoy


Bernard McCoy
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Credited cast:
John J. Pershing ... WWI General / U.S. Army
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Arias Chris Arias ... Narrator
Christopher Capozzola Christopher Capozzola ... Historian
Doran Cart Doran Cart ... Self
John Milton Cooper John Milton Cooper ... Historian
Robert Doughty Robert Doughty ... Brigadier General / U.S. Army / Retired
Richard S. Faulkner Richard S. Faulkner ... Historian
Denzil Heaney Denzil Heaney ... Self
Jim Lacey Jim Lacey ... Historian
Saje Mathieu Saje Mathieu ... Historian
Tim McNeese Tim McNeese ... Historian
Michael Neiberg Michael Neiberg ... Historian
Sandra Pershing Sandra Pershing ... Self
Dennis Showalter Dennis Showalter ... Historian
Barbara Berglund Sokolov Barbara Berglund Sokolov ... Historian


"Black Jack Pershing: Love and War" chronicles the historic life of WWI General John J. Pershing. Pershing's U.S. troops overcame a better trained and equipped German Army to help the Allies win World War I. America's success in the Great War turned our nation into a global superpower. To do that, Pershing had to overcome personal tragedy and heartbreak that may have given him the extraordinary strength to command U.S. troops in WWI. Relying on extensive personal letters, photos, films, and diaries from Pershing's life, this documentary covers his arduous childhood days in Missouri, his West Point military training, his time as a U.S. Cavalry officer who commanded black soldiers and Native American scouts, Pershing's search with 10,000 U.S. troops for Mexican revolutionary General Pancho Villa and Pershing's rise to become America's only active-duty six-star general as commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in WWI. Written by Bernard McCoy

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WOW. The WOW Factor...
19 January 2018 | by bobdanleySee all my reviews

It may seem like a silly analogy but than I am a golfer. So, I can say; Have you ever stood on a tee box, looked around and just said Wow. Than as you move from tee box to tee box just stood on each one and said the same thing. That is the feeling I got watching Barney McCoy's Black Jack Pershing. When the 1 hour documentary was over I and the people around me just sat there, wanting more. Tell me more about this history. I think that is as good a compliment as I could possibly give. This was so well done, extremely sad, the loss of life incredibly horrible, but it was a history lesson a lot of us have not heard, nor did we probably know. This documentary may help you understand why America matters, why we are involved in world affairs, why we lead. Barney, job well done!! WOW!!

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