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Here’s how can learn more about the sacrifices and courage of our troops during WWI

All screenings during the Military History Film Festivalwill be in the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center Theatre . (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of The MacArthur Memorial)
All screenings during the Military History Film Festivalwill be in the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center Theatre . (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of The MacArthur Memorial)

NORFOLK — The MacArthur Memorial is hosting its third annual Military History Film Festival August – October.

To commemorate the World War I Centennial, the 2018 films will focus on the courage and sacrifice of American troops in that war, according to a news release from the city.

The film festival will kick off on Aug. 9.  In partnership with the Military Aviation Museum of Virginia Beach, the MacArthur Memorial will screen “The Millionaires’ Unit” (2015) (120 mins).

The documentary tells the story of a group of Yale college students who became the first to fly for the United States in World War I.

Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Bruce Dern (grandnephew of one of the aviators), and filmed in the U.S., England, France, Belgium and New Zealand, the film addresses patriotism, sacrifice, and the little-known story of the origins of American air power, according to the news release.

The festival will continue with screenings of “The Fighting 69th” (1940) on Sept. 13 and “Sergeant York” (1941) on Oct. 4.

All screenings will be in the MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center Theatre at 7 p.m.  Admission is free but registration is requested.

Visit here for information or to register.

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