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Ken Burns: The WarTV-14Closed Captioning

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Explore the history and horror of World War II from an American perspective by following the fortunes of so-called ordinary men and women who became caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history. This epic film focuses on the stories of citizens from four American towns taking the viewer through their personal and harrowing journeys, painting vivid portraits of how the war altered their lives. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

Customer Reviews

Excellent Documentary

If you are Ken Burns fan, then you do not need to read further, this is his best since the Civil War.

Unlike most historic documentaries, however, his ambition is not to retell the entire story of World War II. Instead he decides to explore it by choosing a handful of US soldiers and following their stories - from their hometowns, their families and friends, and the soldiers' own story through some of the major campaigns.

The heart of the movie is the narrative by the soldiers. This is an intentionally US-centric tale of the war. Compellingly told, augmented with lots of historic footage as you would expect, it really gives you a sense of what it was like to live through this period of time as a soldier, a citizen, a relative of those who went off to fight.

I came away with a much better understanding of the period than I have gotten from watching more conventional documentaries on the subject.

Ken Burns is simply the best...

I have seen many Ken Burns documetaries and this is of equal caliber and quality to that of the Civil War Series.... Absolutely gripping and heart shattering. It is truly the ONLY depiction of WW2 I have seen that puts it straight in your face - the horror, the failure, the close to being there (heaven forbid) that I ever care to be. God bless.. Ken Burns has done it again. 5 stars without doubt.

Great doc!

NO HD! Put it in HD and I'll buy it, if not, you can keep it.

Ken Burns: The War
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  • SD Version
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Released: Oct 07, 2015
  • CCin English

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