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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Amerikkalaiset sodassa  »

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Variations for the Healing of Arinushka
Written by Arvo Pärt
Performed by Kalle Randalu, piano
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Compared to what?
26 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm glad that the other reviewers here have seen, and enjoyed "The Civil War" by the same filmmaker. However, I don't see why it is so important to them to explain that they enjoyed it more than this film. Especially without explaining if they enjoyed this film more than other documentaries ON WORLD WAR TWO! It's apples 'n oranges folks.

I, for one, am enjoying it (last installment, tonight!) immensely. And, I would say, MORE than any other WORLD WAR TWO DOCUMENTARY I have ever seen (and I believe that I've seen most all of them). Focusing on four American towns was just the right size character study for this subject. Very, very, good film.


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