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The war.

Botstein, Sarah, 1972- (Added Author). Ward, Geoffrey C. (Added Author). Burns, Ken, 1953- (Added Author). Novick, Lynn. (Added Author). David, Keith. (Added Author). Hanks, Tom (Added Author). Lucas, Josh. (Added Author). Cannavale, Bobby. (Added Author). Jackson, Samuel L. (Added Author). Wallach, Eli, 1915-2014 (Added Author). Arkin, Adam. (Added Author). Conway, Kevin. (Added Author). Holtz, Rebecca. (Added Author). McCormick, Carolyn. (Added Author). Wahlberg, Robert, 1967- (Added Author). Squires, Buddy. (Added Author). Barnes, Paul, 1951- (Added Author). Ewers, Erik. (Added Author). Reidy, Tricia. (Added Author). Marsalis, Wynton, 1961- (Composer).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (7 video files (approximately 840 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2007.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 1 A Necessary War Episode 2 When Things Get Tough Episode 3 A Deadly Calling Episode 4 Pride of Our Nation Episode 5 FUBAR Episode 6 Ghost Front Episode 7 A World Without War.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Keith David, with Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, Bobby Cannavale, Samuel L. Jackson, Eli Wallach, Adam Arkin, Kevin Conway, Rebecca Holtz, Carolyn McCormick, Robert Wahlberg.
Summary, etc.:
THE WAR, a new seven-part documentary series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective by following the fortunes of so-called ordinary men and women who become caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history.Six years in the making, this epic 14-hour film focuses on the stories of citizens from four geographically distributed American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. These four communities stand in for - and could represent - any town in the United States that went through the war's four devastating years. Individuals from each community take the viewer through their own personal and quite often harrowing journeys into war, painting vivid portraits of how the war dramatically altered their lives and those of their neighbors, as well as the country they helped to save for generations to come.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TV14.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Social aspects.
World War, 1939-1945 > War work.
City dwellers > United States > Effect of war on.
World War, 1939-1945 > United States.
United States > History > 1933-1945.

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