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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 ...  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 »

Company Credits

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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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Compared to what?
26 September 2007 | by nytexcelSee all my reviews

I'm glad that the other reviewers here have seen, and enjoyed "The Civil War" by the same filmmaker. However, I don't see why it is so important to them to explain that they enjoyed it more than this film. Especially without explaining if they enjoyed this film more than other documentaries ON WORLD WAR TWO! It's apples 'n oranges folks.

I, for one, am enjoying it (last installment, tonight!) immensely. And, I would say, MORE than any other WORLD WAR TWO DOCUMENTARY I have ever seen (and I believe that I've seen most all of them). Focusing on four American towns was just the right size character study for this subject. Very, very, good film.


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