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« on: September 29, 2007, 06:03:10 AM »

Was just wondering if any of you have been watching the awesome multi-episode documentary titled The War, directed by Ken Burns on PBS.

The first several episodes aired last week and I happened to catch them all.
It's very, very good!   Thumbup

It goes into so much more detail than other WW2 documentaries.  Delving not only into the stories of combat, but of stories about the home front and the tremendous sacrifices American citizens made between 1941 and 1945.
It brings World War 2 to you in a way you've never experienced before.

Watch this short clip about The War
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgQT9o8Mp5M

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If you thought you knew a lot about World War 2 and have seen all there is to see...think again.
This documentary will show you things you've never seen before.

I highly recommend that you check out the rest of the series.
The remaining episodes are roughly 2 hours to two and 1/2 hours long and will air this Sunday at 7pm Central time on PBS.
(if you missed the first set of episodes, don't worry.  I'm sure they'll air them again.

Read the reviews of The War at Metacritic

Have you watched The War?
If so, what did you think?
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 07:14:18 AM »

 I have been watching it! And I agree...it's GREAT!!! I even like it better than the old WORLD at WAR series from years back! Some of the recollections by the old vets about moved me to tears...and that's not an easy reaction to wring outta me.  Thumbup
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 07:07:51 PM »

I haven't been able to catch this - my life is too chaotic to follow any scheduled program, and I don't have TIVO . . . but rest assured I WILL own a copy as soon as the DVD is released.

The Greatest Generation are my heroes.  My Dad was 18 when the war ended, and training to take part in the invasion of Japan in the fall of 1945.  His CO told the men that in the second wave of the invasion (which they were to be part of), one out of every 136 would make it home without being killed or wounded.   Thank God for Harry Truman and the  Bomb!!!
   One of  my very good friends is a 93 year old WW2 veteran and former POW.  He went skydiving last summer and it made the national news . . . he wants to go again when he's 96 and set a new world record!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2007, 06:06:49 AM »

I haven't been able to catch this - my life is too chaotic to follow any scheduled program, and I don't have TIVO . . . but rest assured I WILL own a copy as soon as the DVD is released.

The Greatest Generation are my heroes.  My Dad was 18 when the war ended, and training to take part in the invasion of Japan in the fall of 1945.  His CO told the men that in the second wave of the invasion (which they were to be part of), one out of every 136 would make it home without being killed or wounded.   Thank God for Harry Truman and the  Bomb!!!
   One of  my very good friends is a 93 year old WW2 veteran and former POW.  He went skydiving last summer and it made the national news . . . he wants to go again when he's 96 and set a new world record!!

 I seen that old boy on the news awhile back...come to think of it! That's pretty great! My hat is off to him!  Cheers
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