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Download behind the scenes features, previews, and more. THE WAR, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history - a worldwide catastrophe that touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America - and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. Throughout the series, the indelible experience of combat is brought vividly to life as veterans describe what it was like to fight and kill and see men die at places like Monte Cassino and Anzio and Omaha Beach; the Hürtgen Forest and the Vosges Mountains and the Ardennes; and on the other side of the world at Guadalcanal and Tarawa and Saipan; Peleliu and the Philippine Sea and Okinawa. In all of the battle scenes, dramatic historical footage and photographs are combined with extraordinarily realistic sound effects to give the film a terrifying, visceral immediacy. THE WAR will air over two weeks, beginning Sunday, September 23, 2007 (four nights the first week and three nights the second week) from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on three nights).

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    PBS PREVIEWS: THE WAR | Extended Sneak Preview | PBS

    THE WAR, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. This exclusive, revelatory "first look" at THE WAR and its creation provides excerpts from the series, insights from the on-screen participants, of creating this series at this time. During the preview, you'll see some of the work that went into making the seven-part documentary about World War II. Excerpts are introduced by interview footage of the filmmakers or participants in the film.

  • Posted on 11 Sep 2007

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    THE WAR | "Lapse into bad language" | PBS

    THE WAR, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. Sidney Phillips worries that his colorful wartime vocabulary might follow him home to Mobile, AL, in this clip from part five.

  • Posted on 10 Sep 2007

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    THE WAR | Willie Rushton Gets a Haircut | PBS

    THE WAR, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. In part five, Mobile's Willie Rushton survives being wounded in combat, but discovers that his battle is far from over.

  • Posted on 10 Sep 2007

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    THE WAR | "Change your underwear" | PBS

    THE WAR, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. Mobile GI Dwain Luce talks about luck and finds a rare bit of humor in the trenches, in this clip from part five.

  • Posted on 08 Sep 2007

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    THE WAR | "Killed Men" | PBS

    THE WAR, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. From episode four - Quentin Aanenson, a fighter pilot from Luverne, MN, explains what it was like to find the enemy in his gun sights - and pulling the trigger for the first time.

  • Posted on 08 Sep 2007

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