A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.
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 Himself - Narrator (7 episodes, 2007)
Katharine Phillips ...
 Herself - Resident of Mobile, Alabama (7 episodes, 2007)
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 Al McIntosh / ... (7 episodes, 2007)
Paul Fussell ...
 Himself - Infantry (6 episodes, 2007)
Quentin Aanenson ...
 Himself - Resident of Luverne, Minnesota (6 episodes, 2007)
Burt Wilson ...
 Himself - Resident of Sacramento, California / ... (6 episodes, 2007)
Sascha Weinzheimer ...
 Herself - Resident of Sacramento Valley, California (6 episodes, 2007)
Sam Hynes ...
 Himself - Marine Pilot (5 episodes, 2007)
Daniel Inouye ...
 Himself - Infantry / ... (5 episodes, 2007)
Rebecca Holtz ...
 Reader (5 episodes, 2007)
Glenn D. Frazier ...
 Himself - Prisoner of War / ... (4 episodes, 2007)
Emma Belle Pelcher ...
 Herself - Resident of Mobile, Alabama (4 episodes, 2007)
Olga Ciarlo ...
 Herself - Resident of Waterbury, Connecticut / ... (4 episodes, 2007)
Maurice Bell ...
 Himself - Resident of Mobile, Alabama (4 episodes, 2007)
Dwain Luce ...
 Himself - Resident of Mobile, Alabama (4 episodes, 2007)
John Gray ...
 Himself - Resident of Mobile, Alabama (4 episodes, 2007)
Sidney Phillips ...
 Himself - Resident of Mobile, Alabama (4 episodes, 2007)
Susumu Satow ...
 Himself - Resident of Sacramento, California (4 episodes, 2007)
Jim Sherman ...
 Himself - Resident of Luverne, Minnesota (4 episodes, 2007)
Robert Kashiwagi ...
 Himself - Resident of Sacramento, California / ... (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Reader (4 episodes, 2007)
Burnett Miller ...
 Himself - Resident of Sacramento, California (3 episodes, 2007)
Ray Leopold ...
 Himself - Resident of Waterbury, Connecticut (3 episodes, 2007)
Earl Burke ...
 Himself - Resident of Sacramento, California (3 episodes, 2007)
Asako Tokuno ...
 Herself - Resident of Sacramento, California (3 episodes, 2007)
Tom Galloway ...
 Himself - Resident of Mobile, Alabama / ... (3 episodes, 2007)
Jackie Greer ...
 Herself - Resident of Louisiana (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Reader (3 episodes, 2007)
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A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.

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Passacaglia: The Death of Falstaff
Written by William Walton
Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin conducting
Music originally in The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fifth with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1944)
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Feeling Closer to Dad
6 October 2007 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

I am a 1958 Baby Boomer. My dad was a medic with the 97th. Now I know why he didn't really talk about the war much. He mostly talked about the friends he had made, and the sites that he had seen. After viewing some of the grizzly images in "The War", I can only imagine the horror he must have endured caring for the wounded and dead. My dad passed away in 1999, but I found myself often while watching "The War" wishing that he were there sitting next to me to answer many of the questions that this documentary brought to mind. Mostly I wanted to give him a big hug. I feel that I know and understand Dad so much better now. Thanks Dad and thanks Ken Burns.


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