For War Letters

Produced and Directed by
Robert Kenner

Written by
Robert Kenner
Paul Taylor

Based on
War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars by Andrew Carroll

Leonard Feinstein

Mark Adler

Melissa Adelson

Neil Reichline

Art Director
Zack Mathews

Readings by
Joan Allen
Jordan Bridges
Christopher Gehrman
Mike Hagiwara
Gerald McRaney
Esai Morales
Edward Norton
Bill Paxton
David Hyde Pierce
Giovanni Ribisi
Kyra Sedgwick
Kevin Spacey
Eric Stoltz
Lawrence Turner
Courtney B. Vance

Additional Cinematographers
Roger Grange
Paul Goldsmith, ASC
Kit Kalionzes
Buddy Squires

Computer Graphics
Radical 3D

Cayce Callaway
Aileen Silverstone
Polly Pettit

Assistant Editors
Lauren Heller
Asher Stern

Production Assistants
Marina Goldman
Dave Combs
Rob Bergman

Yale Labs

Post Production Services
Matchframe Video

Brian Hutchings

Sound Design
AnEFX, Inc.
Jack Levy

Sound Facility
SPG Studios, Burbank

Re-Recording Mixer
Carlos Solis C.A.S.

Motion Control Camera
Lars Bunch

Stock Footage Courtesy of
ABCNEWS VideoSource
America By Air
Archive Films by Getty Images
CNN ImageSource
Fish Films Footage World
Gary L. Foreman/Native Sun Productions
Great American Stock
Grinberg Film Library
The Image Bank
Imperial War Museum
John E. Allen, Inc.
MacDonald & Associates
Morris County Historical Society
National Archives
National Park Service, Department of the Interior
NBC News Archives
Norton Airforce Base
Pan Film Productions
Sekani-Film Bank
Vaughan Smith
Thaxton Green Studios
Twin Cities Public Television
UCLA Film and Television Archives
US Army
US Department of Defense
US Marine Corps
West Virginia Humanities Council, Inc.
The WPA Film Library

Photographs Courtesy of:
Larry Burrows Collection
Dick Durrance II
George Eastman House
The Granger Collection, New York
Imperial War Museum
Library of Congress
Madison Bay Company
Miles Educational Films
National Archives
US Army
US Army Military History Institute
W. Eugene Smith/Black Star

Andrew Carroll
Bernie Edelman

Special Thanks
Rich Luttrell
Adriana Bosch
Marguerite Kenner
Tess Kenner


Post Production
Vanessa Ezersky
Glenn Fukushima
Greg Shea

Series Designer
Alison Kennedy

On-Line Editors
Spencer Gentry 

Sound Mix
John Jenkins

Series Theme
Joel Goodman 

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Molly Jacobs
Tory Starr

Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Maureen Jordan
Scott Kardel

Project Administration
Susana Fernandes
Pamela Gaudiano
Lauren Noyes
Patricia Yusah


Project Manager
Lauren Prestileo

Series Manager
James E. Dunford

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Senior Editor
Paul Taylor

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

A Robert Kenner Films production

(c) 2001 WGBH Educational Foundation
All rights reserved

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Share Your Story

From the Civil War, to Vietnam, to World War II, and more contemporary conflicts, soldiers have been writing home from the front lines for centuries. Has anyone ever written to you from the battlefield? Do you have any war letters to share?