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Companion Web site for the PBS Series: The War, A Ken Burns Film (Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project)
Episode 1 - A Necessary War
Episode 2 - When Things Get Tough
Episode 3 - A Deadly Calling
Episode 4 - Pride of Our Nation
Episode 5 - FUBAR
Episode 6 - The Ghost Front
Episode 7 - A World Without War
Image of a Soldier from The War
As a partner with filmmaker Ken Burns and PBS on The War, the Veterans History Project (VHP) offers this special Web site to enhance the viewing experience of this epic yet intimate look at those who sacrificed so much to serve their country during World War II. Select an episode link on the left to view stories from veterans whose collections are now part of the Library of Congress.
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Ken Burns and his colleagues filmed original interview material for The War. This VHP Web feature offers you a chance to experience some of the events depicted in The War, from the attack on Pearl Harbor to V-E and V-J Day, through additional interviews--as well as letters, diaries, and memoirs--found in the Veterans History Project archives. We’ve outlined topics covered in each of the seven episodes of The War. Highlighted topics are linked to lists of veterans from our archives who participated in those events. The contents of each collection featured in this Viewers Companion may be accessed on line. These lists of World War II veterans represent a small sample of our collections from that war. We need your participation in the Veterans History Project, either as a veteran with a story or as an interviewer. Find out how to participate and learn more about the project.
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View Previous Releases:

  1. Courage, Patriotism, Community
  2. Sweethearts, Buddies, Family Ties
  3. Life-Altering Moments, On a Mission,
    Hurry Up & Wait
  4. D-Day Anniversary
  5. Prisoners of War
  6. Voices of War (Companion Web site)
  7. Military Medicine
  8. War's End: VE- and VJ-Days
  9. Stories from the 2004 WWII Reunion on the Mall
  10. Forever a Soldier (Companion Web site)
  11. African-Americans at War: Fighting Two Battles
  12. Military Intel: the Inside Story
  13. The Art of War
  14. Women at War
  15. Asian Pacific Americans: Going for Broke
  16. World War I: The Great War

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  September 21, 2007
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