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A Necessary War
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The War
Episode One "A Necessary War" December 1941-December 1942 After a haunting overview of the Second World War, an epoch of killing that engulfed the world from 1939 to 1945 and cost at least 50 million lives, the inhabitants of four towns -- Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; and Luverne,…
FUBAR
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The War
Episode Five "FUBAR" September 1944-December 1944 By September 1944, in Europe at least, the Allies seem to be moving steadily toward victory. "Militarily," General Dwight Eisenhower's chief of staff tells the press, "this war is over." But in the coming months, on both sides of the world, a generation of…
A World Without War
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The War
Episode Seven "A World Without War" March 1945-September 1945 In spring 1945, although the numbers of dead and wounded have more than doubled since D-Day, the people of Mobile, Sacramento, Waterbury and Luverne understand all too well that there will be more bad news from the battlefield before the war…
When Things Get Tough
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The War
Episode Two "When Things Get Tough" January 1943-December 1943 By January 1943, Americans have been at war for more than a year. The Germans, with their vast war machine, still occupy most of Western Europe, and the Allies have not yet been able to agree on a plan or a…
A Deadly Calling
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The War
Episode Three "A Deadly Calling" November 1943-June 1944 In fall 1943, after almost two years of war, the American public is able to see for the first time the terrible toll the war is taking on its troops when Life publishes a photograph of the bodies of three GIs killed…
Pride of Our Nation
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The War
Episode Four "Pride of Our Nation" June 1944-August 1944 By June 1944, there are signs on both sides of the world that the tide of the war is turning. On June 6, 1944 -- D-Day -- in the European Theater, a million and a half Allied troops embark on one…
Firestorm
After suffering heavy losses of aircraft during attacks on German factories, Winston Churchill orders cities to be targeted in order to smash German morale and reduce the number of workers available for the Nazi war machine. Hundreds of thousands of German civilians are killed as incendiary bombs turn the center…
Doolittle’s Raiders: A Final Toast
Hosted by Gary Sinise. The bottle of 1896 Hennessy Cognac was uncorked in front of hundreds of people. The surviving World War II veterans from one of history's greatest military missions were about to raise their silver goblets one last time ending a decades long tradition. It was time for…
Air Front 3 - Japan: Triumph &Defeat '41-'45
Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Empire rapidly surged out into south-east Asia and the Central Pacific. Triumph & Defeat '41 - '45 tells the story of the initial Japanese successes and then the relentless fight back by the Allies across the vast distances of the Pacific. Allied…
Conflict In Europe Part 2
Part of the Series: Conflict In Europe
One of the major turning points of the war major was the Soviet victory at Stalingrad in 1943. This was followed by the Allied victory in North Africa and the subsequent invasion of Sicily and Italy. The Russians would have another major victory at Kursk in July 1943, the beginning…
Nazi Mega Weapons - Season 1
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Nazi Mega Weapons: Season 1 Atlantic Wall To protect occupied Europe from an Allied invasion, Hitler demands the construction of a defensive wall stretching thousands of kilometers from France in the south to Norway in the north. This is the story of how this vast engineering project sucked in huge…
Ken Burns: The War
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The War is a 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 American and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no…