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 Henry V (1944)
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The War
5 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My dad went over to Germany in 1946 to help "clean up" after the war as a member of the U.S. Army. Growing up he told us many stories of the after war devastation. I still remember those stories. I had studied WW II in high school, and this documentary helped me understand, through the eyes of four U.S. towns, just how WW II effected so many people all over the world. One thing that sticks in my mind is how the people of the U.S. all came together to save, to ration, to recycle, to just generally do without during this time. This will be a set to add to my DVD collection. Hopefully I can pass along my dad's stories as well as this collection to my grandchildren. And one more thing, I really enjoyed the music.


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