The War: A Ken Burns Film

The War: A Ken Burns Film

  • TV-14
  • 2007
  • 1 Season
  • 9.0  (14,036)

This three-time Emmy Award winning series of seven documentaries by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, of Florentine Films, features an intimate and person, in-depth look at the actual effect of World War II on the average man, woman and child in America. Selecting four individuals from four locations in diverse and wide-ranging geographic regions of the country

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A World Without War: March 1945 - September 1945
7. A World Without War: March 1945 - September 1945
October 2, 2007
A few weeks after the death of President Roosevelt shocks the country, Germany surrenders. Meanwhile, American sailors, soldiers and Marines endure the worst battle of the Pacific--Okinawa. In August, American planes drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Japanese, too, surrender. Millions return home--to try to learn how to live in a world without war.
The Ghost Front: December 1944 - March 1945
6. The Ghost Front: December 1944 - March 1945
October 1, 2007
Americans are shocked by Hitler's massive counterattack in the Ardennes Forest--but by mid March, 1945, they are across the Rhine, while the Russians are 50 miles from Berlin. In the Pacific, after weeks of desperate fighting, Iwo Jima is secured, and American bombers begin a full-fledged air assault on Japan.
FUBAR: September 1944 - December 1944
5. FUBAR: September 1944 - December 1944
September 30, 2007
Victory in Europe seems imminent, but in Holland, the Vosges Mountains, and the Hurtgen Forest, GIs learn painful lessons as old as war itself--that generals make plans, plans go wrong and soldiers die. Meanwhile, on the island of Peleliu, the Marines fight one of the most brutal, and unnecessary, battles of the Pacific.
Pride of Our Nation: June 1944 - August 1944
4. Pride of Our Nation: June 1944 - August 1944
September 26, 2007
On June 6, 1944, D-Day, 1.5 million Allied troops take part in the greatest invasion in history, but then bog down in the Norman hedgerows for weeks. Saipan proves the costliest Pacific battle to date, while back home dreaded telegrams from the War Department begin arriving at an inconceivable rate.
A Deadly Calling: November 1943 - June 1944
3. A Deadly Calling: November 1943 - June 1944
September 25, 2007
Americans are shocked by terrible losses on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa, while in Italy Allied forces are stalled for months at Monte Cassino and a risky landing at Anzio fails utterly. At home, as overcrowded "war towns" boom, economic transformation leads to confrontation and ugly racial violence.
When Things Get Tough: January 1943 - December 1943
2. When Things Get Tough: January 1943 - December 1943
September 24, 2007
Americans mobilize for total war at home and overseas. Factories hum around the clock, while in North Africa and then Italy, inexperienced GIs learn how to fight. Meanwhile, in the skies over Europe, thousands of American airmen gamble their lives against preposterous odds on daylight bombing missions.
A Necessary War: December 1941 - December 1942
1. A Necessary War: December 1941 - December 1942
September 23, 2007
The tranquil lives of the citizens of Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; and Luverne, Minnesota are shattered on December 7, 1941, as they, along with the rest of America, are thrust into the greatest cataclysm in history.
The Civil War
The Civil War

Trailer - 1 min 13 sec

The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns (At Bull Run)
The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns (At Bull Run)

Trailer - 2 min 22 sec

Description

This three-time Emmy Award winning series of seven documentaries by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, of Florentine Films, features an intimate and person, in-depth look at the actual effect of World War II on the average man, woman and child in America.

Selecting four individuals from four locations in diverse and wide-ranging geographic regions of the countryThe War: A Ken Burns Film is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on September 23, 2007.

Where to Watch The War: A Ken Burns Film

The War: A Ken Burns Film is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The War: A Ken Burns Film on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 23, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    9.0  (14,036)