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Download behind the scenes features, previews, and more. THE WAR, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history - a worldwide catastrophe that touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America - and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. Throughout the series, the indelible experience of combat is brought vividly to life as veterans describe what it was like to fight and kill and see men die at places like Monte Cassino and Anzio and Omaha Beach; the Hürtgen Forest and the Vosges Mountains and the Ardennes; and on the other side of the world at Guadalcanal and Tarawa and Saipan; Peleliu and the Philippine Sea and Okinawa. In all of the battle scenes, dramatic historical footage and photographs are combined with extraordinarily realistic sound effects to give the film a terrifying, visceral immediacy. THE WAR will air over two weeks, beginning Sunday, September 23, 2007 (four nights the first week and three nights the second week) from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on three nights).
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Download behind the scenes features, previews, and more. THE WAR, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history - a worldwide catastrophe that touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America - and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. Throughout the series, the indelible experience of combat is brought vividly to life as veterans describe what it was like to fight and kill and see men die at places like Monte Cassino and Anzio and Omaha Beach; the Hürtgen Forest and the Vosges Mountains and the Ardennes; and on the other side of the world at Guadalcanal and Tarawa and Saipan; Peleliu and the Philippine Sea and Okinawa. In all of the battle scenes, dramatic historical footage and photographs are combined with extraordinarily realistic sound effects to give the film a terrifying, visceral immediacy. THE WAR will air over two weeks, beginning Sunday, September 23, 2007 (four nights the first week and three nights the second week) from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on three nights).
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11 Sep 2007 | 27 mins

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11 Sep 2007 | 27 mins

THE WAR | "Lapse into bad...

10 Sep 2007 | 57 secs

THE WAR | "Lapse int...

10 Sep 2007 | 57 secs

THE WAR | Willie Rushton ...

10 Sep 2007 | 01 min 30 secs

THE WAR | Willie Rus...

10 Sep 2007 | 01 min 30 secs

THE WAR | "Change your un...

08 Sep 2007 | 01 min 28 secs

THE WAR | "Change yo...

08 Sep 2007 | 01 min 28 secs

THE WAR | "Killed Men" | ...

08 Sep 2007 | 01 min 48 secs

THE WAR | "Killed Me...

08 Sep 2007 | 01 min 48 secs

THE WAR | Maurice Bell Wa...

07 Sep 2007 | 01 min 57 secs

THE WAR | Maurice Be...

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THE WAR | Maurice Bell Wa...

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THE WAR | Maurice Be...

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THE WAR | Sid Joins Up | ...

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THE WAR | Sid Joins ...

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THE WAR | Sid Joins ...

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THE WAR | Sound Design | ...

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