The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.Visit The War Website
Joe Medicine Crow, the last war chief of the Crow Tribe of Montana is profiled in The War.
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.
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.
Norah Jones sings 'American Anthem.'
Watch the first few minutes of The War.
Watch a preview of Episode Seven: A World Without War, March 1945 - Dec. 1945.
Watch a preview of Episode Six: The Ghost Front, Dec. 1944 - March 1945.
Watch a preview of Episode Five: FUBAR, Sept. 1944 - Dec. 1944.
Watch a preview of Episode Four: Pride of Our Nation, June 1944 - Aug. 1944.
Watch a preview of Episode Three: A Deadly Calling, Nov. 1943 - June 1944
Ken Burns talks about his decision to make “The War.”
Watch a preview of Episode Two: When Things Get Tough, Jan. 1943 - Dec. 1943.
Watch a preview of Episode One: A Necessary War.