Synopses & Reviews
The documentary The War explores the history and horror of World War II from an American perspective by following the fortunes of so-called ordinary men and women who became caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history. This epic film focuses on the stories of citizens from four American towns taking the viewer through their personal and harrowing journeys, painting vivid portraits of how the war dramatically altered their lives.
"A towering film. Ken Burns's finest work. America's best documentary filmmaker has vividly captured the very best generation of Americans. Just as the men and women of World War II answered the call and saved the world, Ken Burns has created a monument to their sacrifice and bravery." Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor NBC Nightly News
"One reason we're excited about The War is simply because of how good it is. In my opinion, it's not only the best thing Ken Burns has done since The Civil War, it's the best thing he's done ever." David Bianculli, NPR "Fresh Air" and the Daily News
"The War will be just about the best documentary...ever seen about the Second World War." Adam Buckman, New York Post
Includes All Seven Episodes Episode One: A Necessary War, Episode Two: When Things Get Tough, Episode Three: A Deadly Calling, Episode Four: Pride Of Our Nation, Episode Five: Fubar, Episode Six: The Ghost Front. Episode Seven: A World Without War
Making of "The War"