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The War: A Ken Burns Film, Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick 6PK DVD

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The Emmy® award-winning documentary THE WAR explores the history and horror of World War II from an American perspective by following so-called ordinary men and women who became caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in history. This epic film focuses on the stories of citizens from four American towns taking the viewer through their personal and harrowing journeys, painting vivid portraits of how the war altered their lives.
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A war at all levels.

This series addresses almost all aspects of U.S. involvement in World War II, from combat operations to the "Home Front" in a very unbiased, and sometimes disturbing fasion. It...Read complete review

This series addresses almost all aspects of U.S. involvement in World War II, from combat operations to the "Home Front" in a very unbiased, and sometimes disturbing fasion. It destroys the myth that we were all in it together when it addresses the racial tensions that occured, both in the factories, and in the military. It also is very good at showing that wars are fought by young people, not "Supermen". Most had no idea what they are signing up for, they are just good people who believe they are doing the right thing. As a retired NCO, I recognized many people I could have served with, in circumstances that are horrific to say the least. Ken Burns hit all these issues, without putting any special twist on the subject, he just let the people who lived through it do the talking.

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good concept, difficult to watch

I really like the concept of this documentary, following four American cities and its citizens during World War II. I like the human stories told and getting to know the individuals.
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I really like the concept of this documentary, following four American cities and its citizens during World War II. I like the human stories told and getting to know the individuals.

This series, however, really shows a lot-- and I mean A LOT-- of dead bodies. I understand the costs of war and that World War II killed a lot of people, military and civilian, but as a viewer, I do not need to see bodies every two minutes. I am not overly sensitive, in general, to it, but Burns really hits the viewer over the head repeatedly with these views. This series is pretty singularly focused on showing bodies and describing body counts. I found it kind of disturbing.

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5.0

Very well put together

By Duane

from Quincy, MI

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Comments about PBS The War: A Ken Burns Film, Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick 6PK DVD:

Contains material never before seen in such a way to
put the viewer inside the situation. A must see for
anyone who appreciates well written history and who
has respect for the freedom we enjoy.

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Superbly insightful!

By Fighter

from Harmony, NC

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Comments about PBS The War: A Ken Burns Film, Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick 6PK DVD:

I majored in Military Arts and Sciences at the Air Force Academy---this is truly an OUTSTANDING documentary!

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Stunning

By 4nkar 69

from Port Townsend Wa USA

Comments about PBS The War: A Ken Burns Film, Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick 6PK DVD:

Yes very disturbing, War is very disturbing and Ken Burns Documentary Is the first to show Really how It played out from the front lines to home. A must see for all young Americans. Just look at the Soldiers face on the cover,Oh My!!

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ken burns , the war

By toeknee

from montebello ca.

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Comments about PBS The War: A Ken Burns Film, Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick 6PK DVD:

Saw this , the other night, miss some of it , it showed the truth, of what was going on here , and all over the world, plus the music was very well blended, fantastic , thank you

 
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The War - Ken Burns

By SG

from MD

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Comments about PBS The War: A Ken Burns Film, Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick 6PK DVD:

I had seen this when it aired on PBS originally and have viewed it again. A wonderful history lesson and nice to pass along to my grandchildren. Ken Burns is a genius!!!

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