The War

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The War
Premiere September 23, 2007
Finale October 2, 2007
Creator Ken Burns
Network PBS
Style 120-minute historical documentary miniseries
Company Florentine Films,
Episodes 7
Origin USA
Official Site PBS

The War is an historical documentary miniseries that airs on PBS.

The War is the 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 America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.



Actor Representing
Keith David Main Narrator
Adam Arkin Vernon A. Fremstand
Bobby Cannavale TBA
Kevin Conway TBA
Tom Hanks Al McIntosh
Rebecca Holtz Sascha Weinzheimer (age 10)
Samuel L. Jackson TBA
Josh Lucas Eugene Sledge
Carolyn McCormick TBA
Robert Wahlberg James Fahey
Eli Wallach TBA


# Title Airdate
1 A Necessary War (December 1941-December 1942) September 23, 2007
2 When Things Get Tough (January 1943-December 1943) Septemebr 24, 2007
3 A Deadly Calling (November 1943-June 1944) September 25, 2007
4 Pride of Our Nation (June 1944-August 1944) September 26, 2007
5 FUBAR (September 1944-December 1944) September 30, 2007
6 The Ghost Front (December 1944-March 1945) October 1, 2007
7 A World Without War (March 1945-September 1945) October 2, 2007


DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Complete Series  (Region 1)
The War: A Ken Burns Film October 2, 2007 purchase 6

Companion Books

Title Release
The War: An Intimate History 1941-1945 September 11, 2007 purchase  

Soundtrack Releases

Title Release Tracks Discs
Soundtrack and Music From the Second World War
Music by Wynton Marsalis, et al.
September 11, 2007 67

External Sites