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The War 

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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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2007  
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Keith David ...  Self - Narrator 7 episodes, 2007
Katharine Phillips Katharine Phillips ...  Self - Resident of Mobile, Alabama 7 episodes, 2007
Tom Hanks ...  Al McIntosh / ... 7 episodes, 2007
Paul Fussell Paul Fussell ...  Self - Infantry 6 episodes, 2007
Quentin Aanenson Quentin Aanenson ...  Self - Resident of Luverne, Minnesota 6 episodes, 2007
Burt Wilson Burt Wilson ...  Self - Resident of Sacramento, California / ... 6 episodes, 2007
Sascha Weinzheimer Sascha Weinzheimer ...  Self - Resident of Sacramento Valley, California 6 episodes, 2007
Sam Hynes Sam Hynes ...  Self - Marine Pilot 5 episodes, 2007
Daniel Inouye ...  Self - Infantry / ... 5 episodes, 2007
Rebecca Holtz Rebecca Holtz ...  Reader 5 episodes, 2007
Glenn D. Frazier Glenn D. Frazier ...  Self - Prisoner of War / ... 4 episodes, 2007
Emma Belle Pelcher Emma Belle Pelcher ...  Self - Resident of Mobile, Alabama 4 episodes, 2007
Olga Ciarlo Olga Ciarlo ...  Self - Resident of Waterbury, Connecticut / ... 4 episodes, 2007
Maurice Bell Maurice Bell ...  Self - Resident of Mobile, Alabama 4 episodes, 2007
Dwain Luce Dwain Luce ...  Self - Resident of Mobile, Alabama 4 episodes, 2007
John Gray John Gray ...  Self - Resident of Mobile, Alabama 4 episodes, 2007
Sidney Phillips Sidney Phillips ...  Self - Resident of Mobile, Alabama 4 episodes, 2007
Susumu Satow Susumu Satow ...  Self - Resident of Sacramento, California 4 episodes, 2007
Jim Sherman Jim Sherman ...  Self - Resident of Luverne, Minnesota 4 episodes, 2007
Robert Kashiwagi Robert Kashiwagi ...  Self - Resident of Sacramento, California / ... 4 episodes, 2007
Kevin Conway ...  Reader 4 episodes, 2007
Burnett Miller Burnett Miller ...  Self - Resident of Sacramento, California 3 episodes, 2007
Ray Leopold Ray Leopold ...  Self - Resident of Waterbury, Connecticut 3 episodes, 2007
Earl Burke Earl Burke ...  Self - Resident of Sacramento, California 3 episodes, 2007
Asako Tokuno Asako Tokuno ...  Self - Resident of Sacramento, California 3 episodes, 2007
Tom Galloway Tom Galloway ...  Self - Resident of Mobile, Alabama / ... 3 episodes, 2007
Jackie Greer Jackie Greer ...  Self - Resident of Louisiana 3 episodes, 2007
Josh Lucas ...  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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Connections

Featured in Ken Burns: America's Storyteller (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Variations for the Healing of Arinushka
Written by Arvo Pärt
Performed by Kalle Randalu, piano
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No subs? No problem.
1 November 2007 | by KovalSee 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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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Luverne, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Florentine Films, WETA See more »
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(7 parts)

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Color
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