Discover how WWI transformed America through personal stories.
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Joseph Medicine Crow
Joe Medicine Crow, the last war chief of the Crow Tribe of Montana is profiled in The War.
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Ken Burns talks about his decision to make “The War.”
The filmmakers talk about adding sound to the amazing archived video.
Chocolate Roast Beef
Ray Leopold discusses the mixture of food available at meal times
Sam Hines talks about growing up in Minneapolis in 1941and the excitement of the service.
“The War” was an intimidating project
America needed to take Iwo Jima to secure a base for US Bombers.
Burnett Miller, Ray Leopold and Sam Hynes talk about joining up during the war
Ray Leopold, Burnett Miller, Dwain Luce and others discuss the horror of the Holocaust
What was it like
Ken Burns talks about what makes WWII so memorable.
Why “The War” will be remembered
The filmmakers talk about “The War” and why it will be remembered.
Wynton Marsalis on the film’s music
Wynton Marsalis talks about making the music for “The War.”
The War: American Anthem
Norah Jones sings 'American Anthem'
The War: Intro
Introduction to The War
The War: Short Intro
Short Introduction to 'The War'
The War: Why We Fight
Burnett Miller, Ray Leopold and Sam Hynes talk about why they fought.
African-Americans Troops Training
The armed forces of the United States remained strictly segregated.
Babe Ciarlo in Anzio
Babe Ciarlo never revealed his experiences in his letters home.
Battle of the Bulge
Tom Galloway finds himself on the front lines in the Battle of the Bulge
D Day in Luverne
Al McIntosh writes about D-Day in the Rock County Star Herald.
D Day Invasion
On June 6, 1944 a million and a half Allied troops embark on the invasion of France
FDR: Day of Infamy
FDR speaks to the country following the attack on Pearl Harbor
Here Lie Three Americans
LIFE magazine published the first image of dead American servicemen in the 9/20/43 issue
Marines Pete Arias and Bill Lansford land on Iwo Jima.
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