The War, a seven-part documentary series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective by following the fortunes of so-called ordinary men and women who become caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history.
During World War II, from September 1944 to December 1944, General Dwight Eisenhower’s chief of staff announces that “this war is over” but it becomes obvious that the war won’t end before winter. American and British troops massed on the German border are running low on fuel and are outrunning their supply lines. A battle on the island of Peleliu is expected to last four days, but drags on for months. It becomes one of the most brutal and unnecessary campaigns in the war.
- TV: FUBAR – Monday, 8/06 at 8 pm
- TV: The Ghost Front – Tuesday, 8/07 at 8 pm
- TV: A World Without War – Wednesday, 8/08 at 8 pm