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An Ocean Apart

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When the 20th century opened, Britain dominated world affairs, and America stood on the sidelines. Now their positions are reversed. This is the story of how it happened.
1: Hats Off to Mr Wilson
It was a war across the Ocean, places we had never seen ...
WINSTON ROCHE US First World War veteran
They had no conception of what it was like here ... we had to bring it home to them.
A. J. SYLVESTER
Secretary to
David Lloyd George
Tonight's programme, presented by David Dimbleby , tells how the Americans were dragged reluctantly into the First World War, of their nightmarish journey across the Atlantic, their welcome in Liverpool - and their disillusion when the war was over. For President Woodrow Wilson , victory had turned sour, but America had started its journey towards world leadership.
Production assistant LINDA PARKER Film editor DAVID GLADWELL
Executive producer GEORGE CAREY Producer ADAM CURTIS
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Contributors

Unknown: Mr Wilson
Unknown: Winston Roche
Unknown: David Lloyd George
Presented By: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Woodrow Wilson
Editor: David Gladwell
Producer: George Carey
Producer: Adam Curtis

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