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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
2009 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Only Ones to See the War Like This, Are the Ones Who Lived It
Plot:
Follow the lives of soldiers who lived World War II, through previously unseen color footage.
Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

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Gary Sinise ... Himself - Narrator (10 episodes, 2009)
Charles Scheffel ... Himself (6 episodes, 2009)

Justin Bartha ... Jack Werner (5 episodes, 2009)

Ron Livingston ... Charles Scheffel (5 episodes, 2009)

Rob Lowe ... Robert Sherrod (5 episodes, 2009)
Jack Werner ... Himself (5 episodes, 2009)
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Series Directed by
Matthew Ginsburg (7 episodes, 2009)
Frederic Lumiere (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Writing credits
Matthew Ginsburg (10 episodes, 2009)
Bruce Kennedy (9 episodes, 2009)
Ben Kaplan (8 episodes, 2009)
Liz Reph (7 episodes, 2009)
Alec Michod (5 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
Michael Emerson .... talent producer (10 episodes, 2009)
Matthew Ginsburg .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2009)
Frederic Lumiere .... producer (10 episodes, 2009)
Lou Reda .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2009)
Scott Reda .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2009)
Liz Reph .... producer (10 episodes, 2009)
Michael Stiller .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Original Music by
David Joseph Wesley (6 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Cinematography by
Eric Anderson (7 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Film Editing by
Lucas Abel (5 episodes, 2009)
Alex Hall (5 episodes, 2009)
David Jakubovic (5 episodes, 2009)
Frederic Lumiere (3 episodes, 2009)
Ilya Osovets (2 episodes, 2009)

Jacqueline Cambas (unknown episodes)
James Coblentz (unknown episodes)
Christopher Cooke (unknown episodes)
Steve Heffner (unknown episodes)
Kelly Hurd (unknown episodes)
Sammy Jackson (unknown episodes)
Alain Jakubowicz (unknown episodes)
Marc Jakubowicz (unknown episodes)
Salamo Levin (unknown episodes)
Aaron D. Weisblatt (unknown episodes)
John T. Wright (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frederic Lumiere .... field director (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Sound Department
Allison Casey .... sound designer (10 episodes, 2009)
Ben Harrington .... vo recordist (10 episodes, 2009)
Jack Hutson .... production sound recordist (10 episodes, 2009)
Joel Raabe .... supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 2009)
Brian Scibinico .... sound designer (6 episodes, 2009)
Frank Turbe .... sound designer (5 episodes, 2009)
Joe Mendelson .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Scordia .... dolly grip (10 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Animation Department
Michael Heid .... animation director (unknown episodes, 2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Lauren Flowers .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2009)
Robert L. Mickles .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2009)
Mike Guirgis .... post-production intern (4 episodes, 2009)
Daniel McDonald .... post-production assistant (4 episodes, 2009)
Henry Nevison .... additional editing (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Music Department
Lorne Balfe .... composer: theme music (10 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Other crew
Gaby Allen .... footage logger (10 episodes, 2009)
Eric Matthews .... assistant to Gary Sinise (10 episodes, 2009)
Larry Miller .... researcher (10 episodes, 2009)
Marc L. Reda .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2009)
Amy Stoller .... dialect coach (5 episodes, 2009)
 

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USA:60 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:PG

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Riveting Viewing, 22 November 2009
Author: Brian Bagnall (brianberwyn) from United States

Having seen the 1970's World At War series plus many other WWII old color documentaries I was not expecting much new in WWII in HD. Much to my surprise I found the entire series absolutely compelling and I watched it all in one day recorded off the TV. It is so much more than just restored old color movie clips (that are very far from HD quality). The story-telling around a number of real-life American war veterans, including recent interviews with them, brings the five year history of the US role in WWII into fresh focus today. The role of Allied military forces is barely covered, however, furthering the misconception that the US alone won the war. Although the story jumps between war theaters around the world the brilliant editing shocks the senses with scene after scene of the horrifying cruelty inflicted on soldiers and civilians throughout the world. Graphic footage of blasted bodies and wounded children is very hard to watch but the end result is the most effective anti-war film I have ever seen. The fanatical resistance of the Japanese military plus their diabolical cruelty caused tens of thousands of US soldiers to die in epic battles on small Pacific islands. Now I understand better why Truman decided to drop the atomic bombs rather than risk up to a million more US soldier deaths in an invasion of the Japanese mainland (I just wish he had given civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki a few hours to evacuate beforehand). The combination of actual color footage plus unique editing makes this series a must-see even if it takes nearly eight hours to watch. Very highly recommended.

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