The War (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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 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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No subs? No problem.
1 November 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"Dear God, we need your help real bad. Don't send anyone else but yourself, neither. Not even Jesus. 'Cause this is no place for kids."

I'm half way through the series and am absorbing it like a sponge. Fantastic story tellers, especially that pilot, Quentin Annensen (sp?). Oscar-winning actors couldn't have done it any better, telling chilling stories that make me realize how lucky I am, as a young man, to not have to experience such things. (...And I thought I had drama in my life.)

My Grandfather survived the war on various submarines, so I've been a bit disappointed there's been no mention, so far, of sub warfare. But as the series describes, "there were millions of people involved and millions of stories." I'm not too upset.

To the filmmakers, terrific job. To the vets, I'll always remember you.


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