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The War: Miniseries (2007)



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A 14-hour documentary that chronicles World War II through the experiences of everyday Americans from Luverne, Minn.; Mobile, Ala.; Sacramento; and Waterbury, Conn.


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Critic Reviews for The War: Miniseries

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In the end, The War is a prisoner of its own iconography.

April 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Tells America's story of WWII in a whole and rounded manner that gets to the heart of what was happening on the battlefield and at home.

June 6, 2016 | Full Review…

America's Greatest Generation gets the Ken Burns treatment in reverential WWII documentary.

June 6, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

... it's the nuanced, retrospective witness that makes the series so affecting, the testimonies of survivors who remember both who it is they used to be and the 408,000 fellow Americans who didn't make it.

January 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Burns' style is unwaveringly nationalistic, and his decision to explore America's role in WWII through the perspectives of vets and residents from four corners of the country creates a central problem that only grows deeper.]

June 6, 2016 | Full Review…

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