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A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.
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Series cast summary:
Keith David ...  Himself - Narrator 7 episodes, 2007
Katharine Phillips Katharine Phillips ...  Herself - Resident of Mobile, Alabama 7 episodes, 2007
Tom Hanks ...  Al McIntosh / ... 7 episodes, 2007
Paul Fussell Paul Fussell ...  Himself - Infantry 6 episodes, 2007
Quentin Aanenson Quentin Aanenson ...  Himself - Resident of Luverne, Minnesota 6 episodes, 2007
Burt Wilson Burt Wilson ...  Himself - Resident of Sacramento, California / ... 6 episodes, 2007
Sascha Weinzheimer Sascha Weinzheimer ...  Herself - Resident of Sacramento Valley, California 6 episodes, 2007
Sam Hynes Sam Hynes ...  Himself - Marine Pilot 5 episodes, 2007
Daniel Inouye Daniel Inouye ...  Himself - Infantry / ... 5 episodes, 2007
Rebecca Holtz Rebecca Holtz ...  Reader 5 episodes, 2007
Glenn D. Frazier Glenn D. Frazier ...  Himself - Prisoner of War / ... 4 episodes, 2007
Emma Belle Pelcher Emma Belle Pelcher ...  Herself - Resident of Mobile, Alabama 4 episodes, 2007
Olga Ciarlo Olga Ciarlo ...  Herself - Resident of Waterbury, Connecticut / ... 4 episodes, 2007
Maurice Bell Maurice Bell ...  Himself - Resident of Mobile, Alabama 4 episodes, 2007
Dwain Luce Dwain Luce ...  Himself - Resident of Mobile, Alabama 4 episodes, 2007
John Gray John Gray ...  Himself - Resident of Mobile, Alabama 4 episodes, 2007
Sidney Phillips Sidney Phillips ...  Himself - Resident of Mobile, Alabama 4 episodes, 2007
Susumu Satow Susumu Satow ...  Himself - Resident of Sacramento, California 4 episodes, 2007
Jim Sherman Jim Sherman ...  Himself - Resident of Luverne, Minnesota 4 episodes, 2007
Robert Kashiwagi Robert Kashiwagi ...  Himself - Resident of Sacramento, California / ... 4 episodes, 2007
Kevin Conway ...  Reader 4 episodes, 2007
Burnett Miller Burnett Miller ...  Himself - Resident of Sacramento, California 3 episodes, 2007
Ray Leopold Ray Leopold ...  Himself - Resident of Waterbury, Connecticut 3 episodes, 2007
Earl Burke Earl Burke ...  Himself - Resident of Sacramento, California 3 episodes, 2007
Asako Tokuno Asako Tokuno ...  Herself - Resident of Sacramento, California 3 episodes, 2007
Tom Galloway Tom Galloway ...  Himself - Resident of Mobile, Alabama / ... 3 episodes, 2007
Jackie Greer Jackie Greer ...  Herself - Resident of Louisiana 3 episodes, 2007
Josh Lucas ...  Reader 3 episodes, 2007
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A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Luverne, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Florentine Films, WETA See more »
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(7 parts)

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Color
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Connections

Featured in Ken Burns: America's Storyteller (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Variations for the Healing of Arinushka
Written by Arvo Pärt
Performed by Kalle Randalu, piano
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The War
5 October 2007 | by renkenswSee all my reviews

My dad went over to Germany in 1946 to help "clean up" after the war as a member of the U.S. Army. Growing up he told us many stories of the after war devastation. I still remember those stories. I had studied WW II in high school, and this documentary helped me understand, through the eyes of four U.S. towns, just how WW II effected so many people all over the world. One thing that sticks in my mind is how the people of the U.S. all came together to save, to ration, to recycle, to just generally do without during this time. This will be a set to add to my DVD collection. Hopefully I can pass along my dad's stories as well as this collection to my grandchildren. And one more thing, I really enjoyed the music.


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