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The Civil War. A Film by Ken Burns
Images of the Civil War
The Film, Past and Present
Episode Descriptions
Broadcast Schedule
Why Re-master?
Music of the Civil War
Film Credits
Video Clips
The War
The Filmmakers
In the Classroom
Video Clips

Below are a few short segments from The Civil War. These video clips provide examples of the way Ken Burns used interview, narration, music and archival images to draw viewers into the film. Check back in the coming weeks for more video clips.

The series will air nationally Sunday, April 3 Thursday, April 7 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.


From Episode One: The Cause (1861)

From Episode One: Newsreel from the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg (1937).

From Episode One: All Night Forever.

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