The War

The War (2008)

  • Genre: Documentary, War & Politics
  • First Air Date: 2008-03-05
  • Last Air Date: 2008-03-26
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 7
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 124 min.
  • Production Company: Florentine Films
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: PBS
  • Directors: Lynn Novick, Ken Burns.
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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.

  • Keywords: world war ii, miniseries, post world war ii, history
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    The War Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2008-03-05
    7 Episodes

    The War Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1A Necessary War150 min
    Season 1Episode 2When Things Get Tough150 min
    Season 1Episode 3A Deadly Calling150 min
    Season 1Episode 4Pride of Our Nation150 min
    Season 1Episode 5FUBAR150 min
    Season 1Episode 6The Ghost Front150 min
    Season 1Episode 7A World Without War150 min
    • Keith David

      as Narrator
    • Tom Hanks

      as Narrator
    • Josh Lucas

      as Narrator
    • Bobby Cannavale

      as Narrator
    • Samuel L. Jackson

      as Narrator
    • Eli Wallach

      as Narrator
    • Adam Arkin

      as Reader
    • Robert Wahlberg

      as Narrator
    • Carolyn McCormick

      as Reader
    • Robert Wahlberg

      as James A. Fahey (Voice)
    • Bobby Cannavale

      as Babe Ciarlo (Voice)
    • Tom Hanks

      as Al McIntosh (Voice)
    • Paul Fussell

      as Self
    • Quentin Aanenson

      as Self
    • Sascha Weinzheimer

      as Self
    • Katharine Phillips

      as Self
    • Olga Ciarlo

      as Self
    • Robert Kashiwagi

      as Self
    • Anne DeVico

      as Self
    • Joe Medicine Crow

      as Self
    • Sam Hynes

      as Self - Marine Pilot
    Production Lynn Novick Producer
    Production Ken Burns Executive Producer
    Directing Lynn Novick Director
    Directing Ken Burns Director